How to Cook the Most Delicious Chicken Pho at Home

Chicken Pho

With just a few extremely simple processing steps and preparing some easy-to-find ingredients, you can have a delicious bowl of chicken Pho. Let’s learn with Pho 92 Airport how to cook this delicious chicken noodle soup!

Ingredients: (For 4-5 People)

  • 1 medium chicken (about 1.5kg; it’s best to choose a pullet that’s about to lay)
  • Pho (dry noodle soup; or wet noodle soup)
  • Some vegetables to eat together such as: spicy basil, cilantro, coriander, bean sprouts…etc.
  • Fresh lemon, chili
  • 2-3 dried purple onions
  • 1 medium onion, green onion, cilantro root
  • Anise, coriander, ginger, cardamom, cinnamon, black pepper (if you can eat spicy)
  • Spices to taste food


Step 1: Prepare Ginger, Onion, Purple Onion

Grilled ginger and onion, dried red onion with the skin on for aroma; then peel and wash. Ginger is crushed; and sliced onions.

Step 2: Clean the Chicken

Use salt and ginger to coat both the inside and outside of the chicken; then rinse.

Step 3: Prepare to Boil the Chicken

Boil chicken
Put the chicken in the pot, cover the chicken with water; Continue to add the roasted cilantro roots, onions and ginger to the pot, and at the same time add a little sea salt and 1 small rock sugar.

Step 4: Boil the Chicken and Filter the Meat

Boil chicken broth; When the water boils, if bubbles appear, use a spoon to skim off the foam until the foam is gone. After that, simmer for about 15 minutes, then turn off the stove; Wait for the water to cool down before taking out the chicken. Then cover the chicken with a towel to let the water seep into the chicken, making the chicken tender and delicious. When the chicken has cooled down, remove the towel and strain the chicken. Chicken thighs cut into bite-sized pieces; chicken breast cut into pieces or shredded according to preference; Continue to put chicken bones in a pot of boiling broth and simmer for about 45 minutes.

Step 5: Cook Chicken Noodle Soup

Pour star anise, cardamom, cinnamon, and black pepper into the roasting pan. Then put it in the pot of broth and simmer for another 20 minutes or so; In the process, you season the broth according to your taste. When the broth is ready, remove all the seasonings that were added earlier; and continue to boil the broth; Remember to keep the fire low.

Step 6: Blanch the Pho

Blanch pho, if you use wet pho, just blanch it quickly in boiling water; if using dry pho, you have to soak it in cold water to wait for the noodles to soften; then take out the basket to drain. Before eating, use a rack to blanch in boiling water and then pour it into a bowl.

Step 7: Finish the Chicken Noodle Soup and Enjoy

Arrange chicken so it’s time to make pho; add green onions, herbs, bean sprouts to the noodle soup; and pour chicken broth into the bowl of pho.