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Instant Pot® Chicken Pho

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The Asian dish called Pho is becoming very popular and for good reason- it is delicious! Not only does it taste good but it has a lot of great health benefits as well. Think of it as the new cure for the common cold- you no longer just need chicken soup to make you feel better, you need chicken pho! The Instant Pot® helps infuse all of the various flavors together in one tasty bowl of soup.

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Instant Pot® Chicken Pho

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Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 7 mins
Servings 4
Calories 343 kcal


  • Instant Pot
  • Measuring Cup
  • Measuring Spoon
  • Cutting Board
  • Chef’s Knife
  • Rubber Spatula
  • Peeler


  • 14 oz Edamame or Rice Noodles, cooked
  • 1 Tbsp Olive Oil
  • 0.5 cup Onion, chopped
  • 3 slices Ginger, Slices
  • 1 ea Cinnamon Stick
  • 3 ea Anise pods
  • 0.25 tsp Ground Cloves
  • 1 Apple, cubed
  • 1 pound Chicken breast, raw, boneless, cubed
  • 4 cups Chicken Broth
  • 4 cups Water
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1 Lime, sliced
  • 1 Jalapenos, sliced
  • 0.25 cup Red Onion, chopped
  • Several leaves Fresh Cilantro


  • Add the olive oil into the pot of the Instant Pot® and press “saute”. Add the half cup of onion and ginger slices. Do not stir but allow then to char for about 5 minutes. (the char flavor will add to the taste of the soup.
  • Add the cinnamon stick and anise and cook for one more minute.
  • Add the ground cloves, chicken broth, apple, chicken pieces, water and sugar. Place the lid on top of the pot and set the vent to “seal”. Press the “Manual” button on the Instant Pot® and set the timer for 15 minutes.
  • Once the timer goes off, let the pressure release naturally for ten minutes then push the valve open to release the remaining steam.
  • Divide the cooked noodle between 4 bowls and then pour the Pho into each bowl. Top each bowl with lime slices, jalapenos, red onion and cilantro and enjoy!

Did this pho cure your cold? Did it make you swoon with all the unique flavors? Let us know what you think in the comments below or feel free to ask any questions before you begin.


About Amanda

My name is Amanda and I am a professional pastry chef. I have over 16 years of culinary experience and a bachelors degree in Baking and Pastry Arts. I currently live right outside New York City with my husband and two daughters who are my official taste testers and kitchen helpers. Chocolate chip cookies and ice cream are my weakness and, because I have two young kids, I need coffee every day. I love sharing my cooking passion and hope that you find some culinary inspiration here!

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