Monday, 21 October 2013

Pho Chicken Soup

Hungry for something that’s full of flavor and will warm you up on a chilly day? This Pho Chicken Soup is the perfect solution!

This is my take on Pho… I know it may not be 100% accurate but its tasty and healthy none the less.

You’ll start off with some chicken broth. I use broth squares since they’re convenient (* little tip: adding cilantro to the broth while it simmers adds lots of flavor). To the broth, add uncooked vermicelli rice noodles. Cook until soft. Next, you can add your chicken. You can use already cooked chicken breast, deli meat chicken breast, any sort of meat really. I like to slice up a cooked chicken breast and add it to the broth.

Once the broth, noodles and chicken are ready, it’s time to add the toppings. I love adding a bit of hot sauce to the soup, it gives it a nice kick. Cayenne pepper works just as well. Add fresh cilantro, bean sprouts, scallions, a wedge of lime, hot Tai peppers and mushrooms to taste.

And there you have it! Guaranteed to keep you warm during those cold days.

Pho Chicken Soup
Makes 1 serving


2 cups chicken broth
1/3 cup vermicelli rice noodles
1/4 cup sliced chicken breast

Toppings (to taste)
Hot sauce
Bean sprouts
Hot Tai Peppers

  1. Bring 2 cups of chicken broth to a boil. 
  2. Add 1/3 cup vermicelli rice noodles to broth. Cook until soft (approximately 6-8 minutes). 
  3. Add sliced chicken breast and additional toppings as desired. 
Makes one serving. Approximately 245 calories per serving.