Easy Slow Cooker Recipe for Stress-Free Meal

Posted: August 17, 2020 in Recipes
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Crockpot Pho – Slow Cooker Chicken Pho

With every place having its own version of pho, every recipe can be different so feel free to tweak the recipe as you see fit!

How to Make Homemade Pho?

phoOne of the best things about making your own pho is the great aroma that all the spices and herbs used to layer flavor into the broth. Lots of aromatics like cinnamon, cloves and star anise add a warm spice to the broth, while fresh ginger and jalapenos add a spicy bite. A splash of fish sauce adds that Asian flavor and gives the broth a real deep savory character.

Crisp chopped bok choy and bean sprouts add a bit of green freshness and a pleasant bitterness that balances out the salty broth.  A garnish of fresh lime brings just the right amount of acid to make the spices pop. Combine all these flavors and this pho will be sure to be a popular meal the next time you make slow cooker soup recipes!

What Ingredients are Needed for the Crockpot Chicken Pho?

  • Chicken Stock
  • Bean Sprouts
  • Bok Choy
  • Rice Noodles
  • Ginger
  • Cloves
  • Star Anise
  • Cinnamon
  • Fish Sauce
  • Brown Sugar
  • Chicken
  • Jalapenos
  • Lime Juice
Recipe below
Ingredients
  • 2 sliced jalapenos
  • 2 skinned chicken breasts
  • 2 Tbsp brown sugar
  • 2 Tbsp fish sauce
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 6 star anise
  • 6 cloves
  • 6 slices of fresh ginger, peeled
  • 12 oz rice noodles
  • 6 cups of bok choy, chopped
  • 12 oz radish or bean sprouts
  • 8 cups of chicken stock
  • 1 lime, quartered
Instructions

Add brown sugar, fish sauce, cinnamon, star anise, cloves and ginger to chicken stock in a medium bowl.

Place chicken breasts in crockpot, then pour stock over.

Cook in crockpot for 8-10 hours on low, or 5-6 hours on high.

Remove chicken breasts and set aside.

Remove spices from broth and throw away.

Add bok choy and rice noodles to broth, turn crockpot to high and cook for another 30-40 minutes.

While noodles and bok choy cooks, shred chicken and slice jalapenos.

Just before noodles and bok choy are done, add shredded chicken back in.

Ladle into large bowls, add sprouts, jalapenos and lime juice.

Dig in!

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