Chicken Pho

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Pho makes a hearty, simple and healthy meal that is full of vibrant Vietnamese flavours!

Chicken Pho is a refreshing and fragrant Vietnamese chicken noodle soup cooked in a delicious infused broth!


  • large piece fresh ginger, peeled, sliced
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 2 star anise
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp fish sauce
  • 2 chicken breast fillets
  • 1L chicken stock
  • 150g pad Thai rice noodles
  • 100g bean shoots
  • 1/2 cup mint leaves
  • 1/2 cup coriander leaves
  • 2 tbs crisp fried shallots, optional
  • 2 spring onions, thinly sliced
  • sliced red chilli, 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 the 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.

Handy Tips

This aromatic soup can also be made with prawns. Cook 400g peeled green prawns for 4 minutes or until they change colour.

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