Chicken Pho
  • 1 whole chicken
  • 1 teaspoon peppercorns
  • salt, to taste
  • 2 sticks cinnamon
  • 1 cup cilantro, freshly chopped
  • 8 ounces rice noodles
  • 1 lime cut in half, each half quartered
  • thai basil
  • 1 medium sweet onion, very thinly sliced
  • bean sprouts
  1. Place the chicken in a large pot and cover with cold water. Add about a teaspoon of kosher salt and bring to a simmer. Toss in cinnamon sticks and peppercorns. Simmer for 90 minutes. Remove chicken to a cutting board. Remove and discard chicken skin and bones. Remove cinnamon sticks and peppercorns from pot, discard. Break chicken into bite-sized pieces and return to the pot. Stir in the noodles, return to a simmer and cook until tender. Turn off heat, add cilantro and onion. Serve with basil, lime and sprouts on the side.