Pam's Asian Chicken Noodle Bowl (Pho)

Pamela Rappaport


This is my take on a quick, at home version of Pho. Some of my ingredients are non traditional, but it's my recipe, right? My husband's eyes light up when I hand him a giant bowl of this to enjoy and that's what counts.

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15 Min
1 Hr
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boneless skinless chicken breasts, you can use other cuts if preferred
1 Tbsp
better than bullion chicken flavor
white onion
1 tsp
ground ginger in the tube, or fresh grated ginger
1 tsp
ground lemongrass in the tube, or stalk fresh
1 Tbsp
thai fish sauce


1 pkg
pho noodles, or substitute rice noodles or regular thin spaghetti
4 or 5
leaves napa cabbage, sliced across in 1 inch sections
1 c
snow pea pods
1/2 c
julienne or matchstick carrots
1 c
fresh bean sprouts
2 c
fresh baby spinach


jalapeno sliced thin
1/2 bunch
fresh cilantro, roughly chopped
thai red chili sauce or siracha sauce
fresh limes cut in wedges

How to Make Pam's Asian Chicken Noodle Bowl (Pho)


  • 1Note: I use breasts to keep it low fat. If you want a more traditional flavor use skin on bone in pieces of your choice. Adjust your cooking time.
  • 2Ingredient note: I use the tubes of ginger and lemongrass that you find in the produce section of the grocery. It's a time saver for me and I always have them on hand.
  • 3Place everything for the broth in a pot with about 3 quarts of water. Bring to a slow simmer and skim off the skum that rises.
  • 4When chicken is done remove it from the pot. About 20 minutes for boneless breasts. Leave the broth simmering.
  • 5Prepare your noodles according to package directions. Drain in a colander and rinse with cold water.
  • 6Have all of your bowl ingredients ready. Put the snow peas, cabbage,and carrots in the broth. Turn up heat and cook on a low boil for 5 minutes.
  • 7While that's cooking assemble the bowls. Place noodles in first, top with spinach and sprouts.
  • 8Slice the chicken and place on top.
  • 9Ladle the hot broth into the bowls. The heat will be enough to cook the spinach and sprouts.
  • 10Serve immediately with the garnishes.

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About Pam's Asian Chicken Noodle Bowl (Pho)

Main Ingredient: Chicken
Regional Style: Asian
Hashtags: #noodle, #Pho

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