Chicken Pho Vietnam

  • Yield: 6 servings


1tablespoon sesame oil
1/2large onion, thinly sliced
2tablespoons minced fresh ginger
2cloves garlic, minced
1/4cup chopped fresh cilantro
1/4cup chopped fresh basil
1 1/2teaspoons Five Spice powder
1tablespoon bottled Sweet Chili Sauce
1/4cup fish sauce
1-- (48 oz.) box low sodium chicken broth
6ounces dried udon or flat rice noodles
1-- rotisserie chicken
8ounces fresh bean sprouts
4-- thinly sliced green onions
1cup matchstick carrots
1-- lime, cut into thin wedges
-- bottled Sweet Chili Sauce


Heat a Dutch Oven or soup kettle over medium heat. When hot, add sesame oil, onion, ginger and garlic; stir and cook until softened and fragrant, about 2 to 3 minutes. Stir in cilantro and basil and cook another minute. Add remaining soup ingredients; bring mixture to a boil, reduce heat, cover and simmer 15 minutes.

While soup is simmering, cook noodles to al dente as directed on package (for ease of eating, break noodles into shorter pieces, if desired.) Drain in colander and flush well with cold water; set aside. Discard skin and bones from rotisserie chicken; remove and shred/chop meat and set aside.

Place accompaniment ingredients in small bowls on a large platter. Divide noodles into 6 serving bowls, top with chicken. Ladle hot soup mixture over chicken and noodles. Pass accompaniment platter to serve atop Pho bowls.

Makes 6 servings.