Weeknight Chicken Pho

My super quick and easy Weeknight Chicken Pho allows you to enjoy classic Vietnamese flavors without the labor of making homemade broth. As a member of The Recipe Redux community, I was challenged by Progresso to create a flavorful recipe featuring their cooking stock.

Weeknight Chicken Pho | Zestful Kitchen

Progresso is kicking up the flavor in their new line of cooking stock by utilizing bones in the cooking process. By doing this they yield a smooth, savory broth that is umami by definition.

Weeknight Chicken Pho | Zestful Kitchen

If you are a pho consumer, you know that any quality pho requires a unique and balanced broth. Creating that broth can take hours and a lot of ingredients, exactly why Progresso’s cooking stock is the perfect short cut.

Weeknight Chicken Pho | Zestful Kitchen

In this quick recipe I add classic pho aromatics to finish the broth: ginger, cloves, coriander, fish sauce and cinnamon. As the broth simmers away the remaining ingredients are prepared and all that is left is assembly.

Weeknight Chicken Pho | Zestful Kitchen


Weeknight Chicken Pho | Zestful Kitchen


Weeknight Chicken Pho | Zestful Kitchen


Weeknight Chicken Pho

Weeknight Chicken Pho | Zestful Kitchen

Warm up with a steaming bowl of homemade chicken pho. With this quick method, you can enjoy the flavors of a slow-simmered soup in just minutes. Plus, with tons of veggies and lean protein, this is a weeknight meal you can feel good about!

  • Author: Lauren Grant of Zestful Kitchen
  • Cook Time: 30 mins
  • Total Time: 30 mins
  • Yield: 4 servings
  • Category: Soup
  • Method: Stove top
  • Cuisine: Vietnamese


For the broth:

8 cups (64 ounces) Progresso Unsalted Chicken Cooking Stock

3 cups water

1 (3 inch) piece of fresh ginger, peeled

2 teaspoons whole cloves

2 teaspoons coriander

3 teaspoons peppercorns

3 tablespoons fish sauce

2 cinnamon sticks

1 teaspoon sugar

For the Pho:

1 (16-ounce) package dried rice noodles

1 pound shredded chicken breast (from a rotisserie chicken)


6 scallions, thinly sliced

½ cup cilantro leaves

2 limes, cut into wedges

2 jalapeños or 2 yellow chili peppers, thinly sliced

1 cup bean sprouts

Sriracha (optional)


Combine all broth ingredients in a large pot and bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce to simmer and cook for 15 minutes. Meanwhile, prepare toppings.

When ready, cook rice noodles according to package directions. Divide noodles between bowls and top with desired amount of chicken. Ladle broth into bowls until noodles are almost covered, finish with desired toppings.


  • Calories: 324
  • Sugar: 4g
  • Sodium: 1389mg
  • Fat: 3g
  • Saturated Fat: 0g
  • Carbohydrates: 36g
  • Fiber: 2g
  • Protein: 36g
  • Cholesterol: 73mg

Keywords: Quick pho, weeknight dinner, soup, healthy dinner

Weeknight Chicken Pho | Zestful Kitchen

Weeknight Chicken Pho | Zestful Kitchen

Weeknight Chicken Pho | Zestful Kitchen

I received free samples of Progresso Cooking Stock mentioned in this post at no cost. By posting this recipe I am entering a recipe contest sponsored by Progresso Cooking Stock and am eligible to win prizes associated with the contest. I was not compensated for my time.


Weeknight Chicken Pho | Zestful Kitchen



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