Spicy Chicken Pho

Chicken Pho

Fragrant, a little bit spicy and ready in just 30 minutes, this quick chicken pho recipe is the perfect dish to warm you up on cooler nights.


  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 2 tbs crisp fried shallots (optional)
  • 1 tbs fish sauce
  • 100g bean shoots
  • 1/2 cup coriander leaves
  • 3 cm piece fresh ginger, peeled, sliced
  • 1/2 cup mint leaves
  • 2 spring onions, thinly sliced
  • 2 chicken breast fillets
  • 2 star anise
  • 1L chicken stock
  • 150g pad thai rice noodles
  • 1 tbs soy sauce
  • 2 tbs red chilli, sliced (to serve)
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  1. Combine ginger, garlic, star anise, soy and fish sauce with 2 cups water in a large saucepan. Bring to the boil over high heat. Reduce heat to low. Add chicken and simmer for 10 minutes until just cooked. Remove ginger and star anise and discard. Transfer chicken to a plate, then shred when cooled. Add stock to pan and return to simmer.
  2. Meanwhile, place noodles in a heatproof bowl. Cover with boiling water. Stand for 5 minutes. Drain.
  3. Divide noodles between serving bowls. Top with chicken. Ladle stock mixture into bowls. Top with bean shoots, herbs, shallot, onion and chilli.
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