Pho Ga in a white bowl next to spring onions and lime wedges
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Pho Ga recipe (Vietnamese Chicken Noodle Soup)

This easy homemade Pho Ga recipe (Vietnamese Chicken Noodle Soup), is quick, easy and full of flavour. You will love this authentic dish from Vietnam.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Lunch, Main Course
Cuisine: Vietnamese
Keyword: asian noodles, easy soup recipe, noodle recipe, vietnamese recipe
Servings: 2 people
Calories: 445kcal
Author: Dannii


  • 250 g chicken breast cut into thin strips
  • 1250 ml boiling water
  • 3 garlic cloves crushed
  • 1 tbsp fresh ginger finely chopped
  • 4 cloves
  • 1 star anise
  • 1 lime (juice only)
  • 1 tbsp fish sauce
  • 2 tbsp fresh coriander (cilantro)
  • 2 tbsp fresh Thai basil (or normal basil)
  • 1 tbsp red chilli chopped
  • 1 red pepper thinly sliced
  • 1 carrot grated
  • 90 g beansprouts
  • 1 small Chinese cabbage
  • 100 g dried wholewheat noodles
  • 1 tbsp olive oil


  • Add the oil to a large, deep pan and heat and then add the chicken and cook until done. Remove from the pan.
  • Put the same pan back on the heat and add the water, garlic, ginger, cloves, star anise, lime juice, fish sauce, coriander, basil and chilli and turn the heat to a simmer and cook for 5 minutes to form the both. Remove the cloves and star anise - (these can sometimes be a bit tricky to find).
  • Add the carrot, red pepper, beansprouts, Chinese cabbage and noodles to the broth and put the chicken back in as well. Cook for 4-5 minutes, until the noodles are cooked and the cabbage has wilted.
  • Serve into bowls and then top with a little extra coriander, chopped spring onions (scallions) and a few slices of red chilli.


Serving: 1portion | Calories: 445kcal | Carbohydrates: 60g | Protein: 40g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 80mg | Sodium: 947mg | Potassium: 1206mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 7970IU | Vitamin C: 116.6mg | Calcium: 161mg | Iron: 5.5mg