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Chicken Pho

Pho is a Vietnamese soup made with broth, rice noodles, herbs and meat.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time50 mins
Total Time1 hr 10 mins
Course: Soup
Cuisine: vietnamese
Servings: 4 people


  • cheese cloth


  • 1 1/2 inches ginger, peeled and sliced into 1/4" coins
  • 3 green onions, cut into 1' pieces
  • 2 whole cloves
  • 1 tsp coriander seeds
  • 1 tsp black peppercorn
  • 4 cups chicken stock
  • 2 cups water
  • 2 lbs bone in chicken breasts, thighs
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 6 oz rice noodles, cooked
  • 2-3 tbsp Red Boat Fish Sauce (or Soy Sauce)
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 1 jalapeno, sliced
  • 1 cup bean sprouts
  • 1 lime, cut into wedges
  • 4 tbsp cilantro, chopped


  • Boil chicken in water for 1 minute to cleanse. Drain and set aside.
  • Dry roast the ginger and green onions in a skillet over medium heat until colorful and fragrant. Remove from skillet.
  • Add coriander, peppercorn and cloves to the skillet. Toast over medium heat until coriander turns golden brown and spices are fragrant.
  • Remove spices from the skillet and tie into a piece of the cheese cloth.
  • In a large dutch oven, add chicken, stock, water, ginger, onions, salt and spices.
  • Simmer, covered for 15 minutes. Remove the chicken and let cool. Continue simmering broth.
  • Pull chicken off of the bone. Add back into dutch oven along with fish (or soy) sauce and honey. Serve immediately over rice noodles with toppings. Enjoy!!