A classic Vietnamese dish, this Chicken Pho recipe is full of fragrant aromas as well as savory and spicy flavors.

Diabetic Living Magazine
Source: Diabetic Living Magazine


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Instructions Checklist
  • Remove and reserve stems from shiitake mushrooms. Thinly slice caps and chill until needed. Place shiitake stems, ginger, coriander seeds, and cloves on a double-thick, 8-inch square of 100% cotton cheesecloth. Bring up corners; tie closed with 100% cotton string.

  • In a 5- to 6-qt. slow cooker combine spice bag, chicken thighs, water, chicken stock, sliced onion, mushrooms, brown sugar, garlic, and salt. Cover and cook on low 7 to 8 hours or high 3 1/2 to 4 hours. Remove and discard spice bag.

  • Remove chicken from cooker. Remove meat from bones; discard bones. Coarsely shred chicken using two forks; cover and keep warm. Stir the reserved shiitake caps and noodles into broth mixture. Cover and cook 10 minutes more.

  • Ladle noodle mixture into shallow bowls. Add shredded chicken and desired toppers.


Tips: If using a sugar substitute we recommend Splenda(R) Brown Sugar Blend. Follow package directions to use 1 Tbsp. equivalent. Nutrition Facts Per Serving with Substitute: same as below except 243 ca., 26 g carb. (5 g sugars)

To soak rice noodles, in a large bowl combine noodles and enough boiling water to cover. Let stand 3 to 7 minutes or until noodles are tender but still firm (al dente), stirring occasionally.

Nutrition Facts

246.3 calories; protein 24.1g 48% DV; carbohydrates 27.1g 9% DV; exchange other carbs 2; dietary fiber 2.5g 10% DV; sugars 6.5g; fat 4.2g 7% DV; saturated fat 1.1g 5% DV; cholesterol 85.1mg 28% DV; vitamin a iu 1773.3IU 36% DV; vitamin c 12.8mg 21% DV; folate 26.8mcg 7% DV; calcium 54.4mg 5% DV; iron 2.4mg 14% DV; magnesium 42.7mg 15% DV; potassium 603.1mg 17% DV; sodium 623.3mg 25% DV.