Quick Chicken Pho
An exotic take on chicken soup. A Vietnamese broth - deliciously warming.
Servings Prep Time
4servings 20minutes
Cook Time
4minutes for chicken
Servings Prep Time
4servings 20minutes
Cook Time
4minutes for chicken
  • 1tablespoon light soy sauce
  • 1tablespoon fish sauce
  • 1tablespoon runny honey
  • 2 Turk's free range chicken breast fillets, skinless(cut and opened out into an escalope)
  • 250g dried rice noodles
  • 1litre chicken stock
  • 4thin slices, peeled fresh ginger
  • ¼ cinnamon stick
  • 2 star anise
  • 100g shiitake or button mushrooms, sliced if large
  • 2good handfuls spinach leaves
  • 1 red chilli, very finely sliced
  • lime wedges for squeezing
  • Vietnamese mint and garden mint leaves to finish
  1. Combine the soy sauce, fish sauce and honey in a shallow ceramic or glass dish. Place in the chicken, turn over, cover and marinate for 10 minutes.
  2. Cook the rice noodles according to the packet instructions. Drain and rinse under cold water. Set aside.
  3. Bring the chicken stock, ginger, cinnamon and star anise to the boil in a large saucepan. Reduce the heat and simmer for 3 minutes. Add the mushrooms and spinach and simmer for a further 2 minutes. Remove the cinnamon and star anise.
  4. Heat a dash of oil in a frying pan over a medium-high heat and cook the chicken for 2 minutes on each side. Rest for 5 minutes before shredding or slicing.
  5. Divide the noodles among 4 serving bowls. Ladle the hot soup into the bowls and divide the chicken among the bowls. Sprinkle over the chilli and herbs to serve. Pass lime wedges for squeezing.
Recipe Notes

Suggested chicken

Turk's free range chicken breast fillets (skinless)

Alternative chicken

Turk's free range chicken thigh fillets