Now, for what you’ve been waiting for – an easy pressure cooker pho ga recipe that takes less than 40 minutes to make! Seriously, if you have never had pho before, it is this delicious broth with noodles and (in my version) chicken! I love how I can use Swanson® Chicken Broth because it is 100% natural with perfectly balanced flavors! This might be a great Christmas Eve recipe that you can share with your family if you are looking for something non-traditional this holiday season!
2 onions, halved
1 ginger root, peeled
5 star anise seeds
1 teaspoon fennel seeds
2 chicken breast
1/4 cup of chopped cilantro
pho bullion (if available, not necessary)
4 cups of water
2 32 oz cartons Swanson® Chicken Broth
rice noodles, softened
4 hard boiled eggs, sliced
fish sauce, to taste
soy sauce, to tast
sugar, to taste
mint, basil, bean sprouts (your favorite herbs)
cilantro and scallions, chopped together
In your pressure cooker, set it to saute. Add the onions and ginger until they are smoking/charred. This is the most important part!
Add fennel seed, cloves and star anise. Cook for 1 minute more.
Add in the chicken breast, cilantro, pho bullion, 2 boxes of Swanson® Chicken Broth.
Set the pressure cooker on manual for 30 minutes.
Once it’s done, let it natural release.
Slice up chicken from the broth.
Put the softened rice noodles in a bowl. Cover with broth.
Add chicken, fish saucesugar, pour immediately over the water.
Pressure cook it at a high for 15 minutes.
Once cooking is complete, let it natural release for 10 minutes. Season with salt and pepper as desired.
Place noodles in bowl. Add the sliced chicken into the bowl. Pour over the broth.
Top it with a squirt of lime, scallions, cilantro, herbs, lime, bean sprouts and jalapeno. If you want to try a more delicious, curry dish, check out this Lao khao poon recipe that I’ve tried that is absolutely delicious.
Check out this post if you were ever curious on what the difference is between Vietnamese food and Thai food!
Check out my mom’s Vietnamese banh canh recipe, which is a second popular Vietnamese noodle dish that is absolutely hearty, comforting, and savory!