Slow Cooker Chicken Pho

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Rated 5.0 based on 2 customer reviews
Slow Cooker Chicken Pho
Slow Cooker Chicken Pho


  • 8 cups water
  • 2 yellow onions, sliced
  • 1/4 cup chicken stock
  • 3 tablespoons fish sauce
  • 2 tablespoons minced ginger
  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons fennel seeds
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 3/4 teaspoon teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/4 teaspoon cardamom
  • kosher salt to taste
  • 4 uncooked, bone-in, skin-on chicken thighs
  • 8 ounces Maifun rice noodles
  • ground black pepper to taste
  • 1 cup bean sprouts, or to taste
  • 8 sprigs fresh cilantro, or to taste
  • 8 sprigs fresh basil, or to taste
  • 1 lime, quartered
  • 1 fresh chile pepper, sliced into rounds
  • ¼ red onion, diced


For best results, we recommend using:


  1. Stir water, onions, chicken stock, fish sauce, ginger, sugar, fennel seeds, cinnamon, coriander, cloves, and cardamom together in the crock of your slow cooker; season with salt and add chicken thighs.
  2. Cook on Low for 4 to 5 hours.
  3. Soak rice noodles in hot water until softened and pliable, about 8 minutes; drain and rinse with cold water to stop cooking process. Divide noodles between four soup bowls.
  4. Remove chicken from slow cooker to a cutting board. Pick chicken meat from bones and divide between bowls.
  5. Strain broth; ladle over noodles and chicken. Season pho with pepper.
  6. Divide bean sprouts, cilantro, basil, lime quarters, chile pepper slices, and red onion between four small plates; serve alongside individual bowls of pho.
Mealthy tip:

Shredded pork can be a good substitute for the chicken for a different flavor.


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Katie Hason says:

Really loved this pho recipe. Such a simple dish to make in the slow cooker. I bet it would also taste amazing with zoodles. I think I will try that next!

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Jessica Scott says:

This chicken pho was really good. The meat was really tender and the broth was very flavorful. I added spicy hot sriracha on top of mine. So good!