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Instant Pot Chicken Pho

Katerina | Diethood
An easy Instant-Pot take on the classic Vietnamese noodle soup, this recipe features fragrant spiced chicken broth, tender rice noodles, and juicy shredded chicken, with an array of garnish options.
Servings : 6
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 40 mins

Ingredients
  

  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 4 star anise pods
  • 4 whole cloves
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1/2 teaspoon whole black peppercorns
  • 1 2-inch piece fresh ginger, thinly sliced
  • 1 small yellow onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • pounds bone-in skinless chicken thighs
  • 4 cups low sodium chicken broth
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons fish sauce
  • 8 ounces rice noodles
  • Garnishes: Bean sprouts, carrots, sliced red chile, mint or cilantro, lime wedges, etc...

Instructions
 

  • Press Saute on the Instant Pot and heat up the vegetable oil.
  • Add star anise, cloves, cinnamon, coriander, and peppercorns; cook for 3 minutes.
  • Stir in ginger and onion and cook for 3 more minutes.
  • Stir in garlic and cook for 10 seconds.
  • Add chicken, chicken broth, water, and fish sauce.
  • Cover and lock the lid.
  • Select “Manual” and set to cook on HIGH pressure for 18 minutes. Then, do a quick release.
  • Remove lid and transfer chicken to a plate. Set aside.
  • Strain the broth through a large mesh sieve, discarding the solids.
  • Return broth to the pot.
  • Add the noodles to the broth; cover with the lid - don’t lock it - and let sit for 3 to 4 minutes, or until noodles are tender.
  • In the meantime, shred the chicken, discarding the bones.
  • Stir chicken back into the pot.
  • Ladle soup into bowls.
  • Top with garnishes.
  • Serve with lime wedges.

Nutrition

Calories: 277 kcal | Carbohydrates: 36 g | Protein: 18 g | Fat: 7 g | Saturated Fat: 3 g | Cholesterol: 65 mg | Sodium: 417 mg | Potassium: 349 mg | Fiber: 1 g | Sugar: 1 g | Vitamin A: 16 IU | Vitamin C: 1 mg | Calcium: 39 mg | Iron: 2 mg | Net Carbs: 35 g

Nutritional info is an estimate and provided as courtesy. Values may vary according to the ingredients and tools used. Please use your preferred nutritional calculator for more detailed info.

Course: Soup
Cuisine: Vietnamese
Keyword: chicken pho recipe, chicken soup, easy pho, instant pot pho, pho broth