Instant Pot Pho Ga


Pho Ga is a Vietnamese chicken noodle soup and you can have it in your Instant Pot in only 20 minutes.

It’s full with taste and super healthy. Perfect meal for a comfort dinner on a cold night.

Some people call it chicken pho but it’s basically the same recipe.

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Instant-Pot Pho Ga

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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chicken, noodles, Pho Ga
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 2


  • 1 tbsp canola oil
  • 1 medium yellow onion halved
  • 1/2 piece ginger sliced
  • 1/2 tbsp coriander powder
  • 2 tsp anisepods
  • 3 clove
  • 1/2 cinnamon stick
  • 1 cardamom pod lightly crushed
  • 2 bone-in, skin-on chicken thighs
  • 1 tbsp fish sauce
  • 1/2 tbsp sugar
  • 4 cups water
  • kosher salt to taste
  • • Freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • 2 cup rice noddles cooked
  • 1 ½ scallions sliced
  • 1 small handful fresh herbs, such as mint, cilantro, and Thai basil chopped
  • 1 lime cut into wedges
  • 1 jalapeno thinly sliced


  • Preheat the Instant Pot by selecting Sauté on high heat.
  • Add the oil, onion and the ginger cook for 4 minutes.
  • Add the coriander, star anise, cloves, cinnamon stick, and cardamom and cook for 1 minute.
  • Add the chicken, fish sauce, and sugar and immediately pour over the water.
  • Secure the lid and cook under “Manual” and “High Pressure” for about 15 minutes.
  • Select “Cancel” and release the pressure quickly.
  • Place the cooked noodles into serving bowls.
  • Add chicken onto the noodles with a spatula and pour over the broth.
  • Top with scallions, herbs, lime, and jalapeño.


Calories: 125kcal Carbohydrates: 16g Protein: 2g Fat: 8g Saturated Fat: 1g Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g Monounsaturated Fat: 5g Trans Fat: 1g Sodium: 737mg Potassium: 224mg Fiber: 4g Sugar: 7g Vitamin A: 187IU Vitamin C: 24mg Calcium: 73mg Iron: 1mg
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