I made this last week after we got home from sledding up in the mountains for the day. We were cold and wanted a bowl of comfort! I had a ton of chicken broth left from my “Klean Up Your Plate” episode/post and thought I would put it to good use with this recipe! We love pho and love to eat it out, but we were all in our sweats, trying to stay warm and wanted to cuddle up at home to enjoy!
It is very easy too! I even made some honey-habanero chicken satay to go with it. It was a perfect ending to a perfect day!
1 tsp healthy oil/fat of your choice (I used olive oil for this)
1 onion, thinly sliced
8 cups homemade chicken broth (or high quality organic store bought variety)
2 Tb Tamari soy sauce
2 cups sliced mushrooms
1/2 lb chicken breasts or flank steak, very thinly sliced
1 cup snow peas, thinly sliced
8 oz rice noodles
4 green onions, chopped
4 sprigs fresh basil
1 cup fresh cilantro
2 cups bean sprouts
Sliced jalapenos – optional
Hoisin sauce – optional, but this is classic at most Pho restaurants
Sriracha sauce – optional
Heat a large soup pot over high heat. When it is hot add your oil and your onions. Let the onions get nice and caramelized, about 5 minutes. Add the broth, soy sauce and mushrooms, bring to a boil. Add the meat, snow peas and rice noodles, let cook about 5 minutes on low heat. Serve each bowl and allow each person to add the toppings they would like. We use green onions, fresh basil and cilantro (Whoo hoo! Fresh herbs are SO good for our bodies)! a big handful of bean sprouts, sliced jalapenos, about a teaspooon of Hoisin and Sriracha. Enjoy!
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