Vietnamese chicken noodle soup. After ordering this soup at a local Vietnamese restaurant, I decided to try to make it at home. This is a very flexible recipe. Feel free to substitute some of your favorite vegetables or try different noodles. Enjoy!

Cora
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Heat vegetable oil in a large saucepan over medium-high heat; saute onion, mushrooms, and garlic until tender, 5 to 10 minutes. Add water, rice noodles, and chicken bouillon to onion mixture; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low.

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  • Mix shredded chicken, green onions, and cilantro into soup; simmer for 5 minutes more. Transfer soup to serving bowls and top with bean sprouts, a squeeze of lime juice, and Sriracha hot sauce.

Cook's Note:

I like to use a rotisserie chicken from the grocery store to save time. Try adding ginger and fish sauce to the soup and garnishing with basil and jalapeno for a more authentic taste.

Partner Tip

Reynolds® Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.

Nutrition Facts

230.6 calories; 13.5 g protein; 32 g carbohydrates; 27.5 mg cholesterol; 148.9 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
05/08/2016
Cora! Girlfriend. Way to make me look like a rockstar in the privacy of my own home (which is all that really matters to me). The only thing I did differently was BBQ/grill the chicken breasts before tossing them into the soup. To be perfectly honest? My thinking was, if this doesn't pan out at least the chicken will be on point. Well we loved it, all. I have THE world's pickiest (and most honest) hubby and he was raving. The lime and Sriracha ending are everything, don't leave them out. Same with cilantro. You know what? Don't leave anything out, this bad boy is on point. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
03/09/2018
Just a note if you put the rice noodles in when the recipe says they will disintegrate. They only need to be soaked in hot water for a minute. Drizzle with sesame oil before serving. Read More
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43 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 31
  • 4 star values: 7
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 3
Rating: 5 stars
05/08/2016
Cora! Girlfriend. Way to make me look like a rockstar in the privacy of my own home (which is all that really matters to me). The only thing I did differently was BBQ/grill the chicken breasts before tossing them into the soup. To be perfectly honest? My thinking was, if this doesn't pan out at least the chicken will be on point. Well we loved it, all. I have THE world's pickiest (and most honest) hubby and he was raving. The lime and Sriracha ending are everything, don't leave them out. Same with cilantro. You know what? Don't leave anything out, this bad boy is on point. Read More
(16)
Rating: 5 stars
05/08/2016
Cora! Girlfriend. Way to make me look like a rockstar in the privacy of my own home (which is all that really matters to me). The only thing I did differently was BBQ/grill the chicken breasts before tossing them into the soup. To be perfectly honest? My thinking was, if this doesn't pan out at least the chicken will be on point. Well we loved it, all. I have THE world's pickiest (and most honest) hubby and he was raving. The lime and Sriracha ending are everything, don't leave them out. Same with cilantro. You know what? Don't leave anything out, this bad boy is on point. Read More
(16)
Rating: 5 stars
02/17/2015
I thought this was an awesome simple recipe. I added some other ingredients which I think made it more amazing and just as simple. I added tomatoes curry fish sauce chicken stock chili powder and coconut milk. I sprinkled curry over my chicken and added to the broth. I also added a spoonful of fish sauce and substituted chicken stock for chicken bouillon. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/05/2015
Great recipe! the only modification I made was to cook a chicken under pressure in 8 cups of water with a packet of chicken bullion stained the broth adding it in along with the two shredded chicken breast. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/12/2017
We loved this! I used the crock pot because of timing. I sautéed the onion and mushrooms until golden then pressed in the garlic stirred a bit and dumped it into the crockpot with 2 cartons of chicken stock. I peeled a piece of ginger and dropped it in along with a large boneless skinless chicken breast and let it cook for a couple of hours. When I got home I shredded the chicken dropped in the noodles and chopped the cilantro and green onions while the noodles cooked. Add the sprouts cilantro and green onions before serving and remove the ginger chunk. Serve with soy sauce and lime and offer the other suggested add-ins to taste. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/29/2015
Yum! I used basil instead of cilantro and 4 cups chicken broth with 4 cups water and bouillon for the total of 8 cups. This is a really yummy dish and is really easy if you have the chicken cooked ahead of time. Definitely rivals pho bought at a restaurant. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/18/2015
Delicious! I did make a few tweaks. I used a carton of tom yum soup base instead of the bouillon I browned one cubed chicken breast and added that in with a pound of sauteed shrimp. With the bean sprouts I added a thinly sliced serrano pepper I sprinkled the green onion and cilantro on individual servings as a garnish. Also I had some leftover cold rice so that went into the bowls first with the soup poured over instead of using the maifun this time. Definitely a keeper recipe and so glad to have found it here! This will be made again and often! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/02/2016
Great simple recipe. I made it vegetarian by using veggie bullion cubes & tofu then added jalapeños for some extra spice. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
03/09/2018
Just a note if you put the rice noodles in when the recipe says they will disintegrate. They only need to be soaked in hot water for a minute. Drizzle with sesame oil before serving. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/29/2015
This is really good..I added just a few other things to it and used better than bouillon reduced sodium for the chicken broth and it's really good. I also added some fresh ginger fish sauce and some mint..very good. Been looking for a good recipe and this was it..thanks for sharing! I wanted to add bok choy but couldn't get any so added water chestnuts...actually pretty tasty... Read More
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