Weeknight Chicken Pho | Zestful Kitchen

Weeknight Chicken Pho

  • Author: Lauren Grant of Zestful Kitchen
  • Cook Time: 30 mins
  • Total Time: 30 mins
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Category: Soup
  • Method: Stove top
  • Cuisine: Vietnamese


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!



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