Thursday, June 16, 2011

Chicken Phở Recipe

soup base, any chicken bouillon will do

An easy version of Pho. Using the mixed spice for Pho package (picture).

Ingredients: All ingredients can be found at any Asian grocery store.
  • 1 chicken (any kind but I love baking hen from Walmart)
  • 1 package of mixed spice for Pho (star arnise and cinnamon are main ingredients)
  • 1 package of Pho noodle
  • 1 package of bean sprout
  • 1 bunch of green onion
  • 2 small onions
  • 1 piece of ginger (about the size of a thumb)
  • Pho soup base or chicken bouillon 
  • hoisin sauce & sriracha hot pepper sauce 
  • lemon/lime cut into wedges
  • Thai basil
  1. Roast a  small piece of ginger (thumb size) and a small onion, smashed with the side of a knife until burnt on surface a little. 
  2. Put the ginger, onion & mixed spice in a spice ball, drop in a pot with the chicken cover with water, add a pinch of salt, cook until chicken tender
  3. Take the spice out, discard. Take the chicken out, let cool then shred into bite size chunks
  4. Add more water if needed, salt & chicken bullion to taste to the stock
  5. Boil some water, put pho noodle in for about 5-10 seconds, take out, drain
  6. Cut some green onion, slice some onion
  7. Place some bean sprout in the bottom of a bowl, some noodle, then shredded chicken, sliced onion & green onion on top, ladle with Pho stock. Squeeze some lemon in. Put some Thai basil on top.  Add some hoisin sauce & sriracha hot sauce to taste, mixed. 
  8. Mix hoisin sauce and sriracha hot sauce as dipping sauce for chicken.  Enjoy!

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