As you may know, Pho is a time-intensive process that is really hard to make time for, especially considering you can roll down the street and order a bowl for < $7, or even PHO DELIVERY if you are especially sick/hungover. I once ordered pho delivery in the morning and then found myself at the restaurant ordering it again later that same day. The delivery girl saw me the second time in and couldn’t hold back her smirk. I don’t blame her. I’d judge me too.
But what can I say? There is nothing more comforting to me than going face first into a big steaming bowl of rich, fragrant broth, chewy, bouncy noodles, and tender meat chunks. MMM!
Anyway, back to the recipe, I have found yet another lazy way to make epic-ly delicious food for you guys! Seriously, all I did was throw everything in the slow cooker…
and came back 12 hours to a delicious smelling house! Who needs Glade plug-ins when you got Pho-pourri, baby!!
Just need to make sure you have the spices & dry noodles handy.
- 3-5 lbs chicken bones
- 5-7 star anise seeds
- 3-4 inches fresh ginger
- 1 medium onion
- 1 tsp salt
- 2 tsp sugar
- 1 TB fish sauce
- For serving:
- 1-2 chicken tenders per person
- 1 package dry pho noodles
- 1 red onion
- lettuce, basil, scallions, lime wedges for garnish
- Put chicken bones, anise seeds, peeled ginger, peeled onion, salt, sugar into slow cooker and cover with water.
- Let 'er rip on low for 8-12 hrs.
- Strain out the broth and add back to a big pot.
- Heat it up and add the chicken tenders & fish sauce.
- Taste & add more fish sauce as needed.
- Boil the noodles and slice up the red onion. Soak the onions in vinegar/sugar solution if you wish.
- Place noodles, slice chicken tenders, lettuce, basil, red onions, scallions in a big bowl. Pour broth over and serve with a lime wedge on the side!