Homemade Pho for Beginners

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5 from 18 reviews

This easy recipe for homemade pho is simple to make and comes together in your crockpot


  • 1 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts or thighs
  • 8 cups low-sodium chicken broth (2 32-ounce cartons)
  • 3 cloves garlic, grated
  • 2 teaspoons freshly grated ginger
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce, or coconut aminos or Tamari
  • 1 tablespoons fish sauce
  • 12 ounces dried thin rice noodles
  • 2 green onions, sliced, whites and greens divided
  • 2 cups bean sprouts
  • 1/2 cup fresh cilantro leaves
  • 1/2 cup fresh mint leaves
  • 1 jalapeno, thinly sliced
  • 2 limes, sliced into wedges


    1. Use a sharp knife to trim any excess fat from the chicken breast or thighs and slice into thin strips. 
    2. Add the chicken, chicken broth, garlic cloves, fresh ginger, soy sauce, and fish sauce to the slow cooker dish. Stir to combine and cook on low for 8 hours. 
    3. Before serving, assemble rice noodles, sliced onions, bean sprouts, cilantro, mint, jalapeño, and limes into smaller bowls.
    4. To serve, add the uncooked rice noodles, bean sprouts, cilantro, and other desired toppings to individual bowls. Ladle the chicken and broth over the rice noodles and serve. Rice noodles will cook in about 1 minute.