Pho Ga Vietnamese Soup

Whether it’s breakfast, lunch or dinner, this super-easy favorite is satisfying and highly nutritious. The key to scrumptious flavor and off the charts nutrition is your BROTH! Most Asian restaurants use chemical broths, GMO-fed meat, and rice noodles, all low in nutrients. However this recipe is 100% real food, non-GMO, and grain-free! Zoodles are zucchini noodles, quick to make with an inexpensive veggie spiralizer – see below.
Try my Easy Pressure-Cooker Bone Broth, so rich and delicious it will make your eyes sparkle! If you freeze the broth ahead of time, this soup takes minutes to make. Melt broth in a soup pan while you add the veggies. Serves 2.

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Zoodles are a snap with a hand-held vegetable slicer – spiralizer. Look for a stainless steel version such as Zoodle Chef,  Kycen Spiral SlicerSpirosliceror Kitchen Supreme.

Pho Ga Vietnamese Soup

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Ingredients

  • 3 cups Homemade Bone Broth or your favorite sugar-free non-GMO broth.
  • 1-inch piece of fresh ginger root, peeled and sliced very thin
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cardamom
  • 8 ounces chicken breast, diced (organic or non-GMO)
  • 1 tablespoon liquid coconut aminos (optional)
  • 1 stick cinnamon (optional)
  • 1 whole star anise (optional)
  • Zoodles of 1 medium zucchini
  • 1 green onion, chopped
  • Unprocessed salt (perhaps not needed if aminos and broth are salted)
  • Black pepper to taste
  • Optional Garnishes:
  • Bean sprouts
  • Basil leaves
  • Fresh cilantro leaves
  • Lime wedges
  • Hot chili pepper, sliced thin (skip this is you're nightshade intolerant)

Instructions

  1. In a medium saucepan heat the broth, ginger, garlic, cardamom, chicken breast, liquid coconut aminos, cinnamon and anise, if using. Bring to a boil and turn the heat down to a low simmer.
  2. Add the zoodles, green onion, salt and pepper to taste. Cover and simmer 1 minute. The idea is to cook the zoodles until barely soft, but not mushy.
  3. Pour into two bowls and serve with optional garnishes.

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