Pho is a delicious, spicy, and savory Vietnamese soup that is an amazing dish for when the cold weather hits. It’s great for helping sooth a cold or flu, and it’s gluten free (at least this version is 🙂 )!
Interested in making this easy recipe at home? Please read on for this simple recipe below:
Ingredients for Easy Chicken Pho
1.5 lbs boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cubed (omit if you’d like to make a vegetarian and/or vegan pho)
2 tbsp cooking oil
salt and pepper to taste
4-6 cloves garlic, minced
1 med-lg sized onion, chopped
1 pack gluten free rice noodles
~8 cups gf chicken stock (or vegetable broth)
2 tbsp fish sauce
4 tbsp hoisin sauce
1/2 or more fresh cilantro
2 tbsp freshly grated ginger
1/2 cup or more fresh mint leaves
5-6 finger hot peppers (any color), diced
2 cups bean sprouts
4-6 green onions, diced
1-2 limes, juiced
Start by cooking the cubed chicken in the cooking oil. Sprinkle with salt and pepper to your liking, and once it’s nearly cooked through, add in the onion and garlic, sauteing to create a rich aroma (about 3 minutes on a medium-low heat). At the end, add in the grated ginger and let cook for about one minute more.
In a large pot, bring water to a boil and cook the rice noodles according to package directions. Remove from heat and drain, setting the noodles aside. Replace the pot onto your cooking element and add in the chicken stock or vegetable broth. Stir in the fish sauce and the hoisin sauce and bring the mixture to a boil. Add in the cooked chicken, onion, garlic, and ginger. Next, add in the cilantro, mint leaves, and finger hot peppers. Lastly, add in the cooked rice noodles, mixing everything together well.
Remove from heat and serve hot. Garnish with lime juice, bean sprouts, and green onions. If you’re craving more heat, drizzle on some sriracha sauce for extra spice. Enjoy! 🙂 Please let me know what you think of this recipe by leaving a comment below. Share this recipe if you enjoyed it!