Pho Ga by the hungry bluebird

canola oil, onion, ginger, coriander seeds, star anise, fennel seeds, cinnamon stick, cardamom pod, chicken thighs, water, fuji apples, cilantro, fish sauce, rock sugar, kosher salt, noodles, sriracha sauce

Prep Time: 15 min
Cook Time: 30 min
Total Time: 45 min


– 1 tbsp canola oil
– 1 large onion, peeled and halved
– 1 2-inch piece ginger, peeled, thickly sliced and bruised
– 3 whole cloves
– 1 tbsp coriander seeds
– 1 star anise pod
– 1 tsp fennel seeds
– 1 1-inch piece cinnamon stick
– 1 cardamom pod, lightly smashed
– 6 chicken thighs, bone-in, skin-on (can use 6-8, depending on size)
– 8 cups water
– 1 small fuji apple, peeled, diced
– 1/2 cup coarsely chopped cilantro
– 2 tbsp fish sauce
– 1 tbsp rock sugar (or rock candy)
– 1 tbsp kosher salt
– 1 pkg (14-oz) Bahn Pho flat rice stick noodles
– For serving: Sriracha sauce, sambal oelek, hoisin sauce, bean sprouts, fresh herbs like Thai basil, cilantro and/or Mint, jalapeno slices, lime wedges

Prep Time: 15 min
Cook Time: 30 min
Total Time: 45 min



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