Rotisserie Chicken Pho

Rotisserie chicken has always and will always be a staple in my house. There are so many ways to turn this delicious store-bought chicken into various meals. 

One thing me and my family always crave is pho. Pho is a traditional Vietnamese soup made with rice noodles, fresh basil, various vegetables all swirled around in a delicious hot broth that has been simmering for hours. 

Because we are making great everyday meals, I wanted to make a quick, homemade version of pho using rotisserie chicken that already has so much flavor to help infuse the broth in a shorter amount of time. 

Using key ingredients like star anise and fish sauce, this recipe is one that will satisfy your pho craving at home. 

Rotisserie Chicken Pho

  • 3 cups pulled rotisserie chicken, no skin
  • Rotisserie chicken carcass and bones
  • 6-8 cups of water
  • 2 inches of ginger, sliced into rings
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 4 star anise
  • 1 tablespoon fish sauce
  • 2 chicken bouillon cubes
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Wide rice noodles, I used Vermicelli rice noodles because it's what was in the pantry

Set aside the pulled chicken and cook the noodles according to the instructions. Set aside. 

Take a large pot and add the rotisserie chicken carcass, bones, onions, ginger and star anise. Add water and bring to a boil. 

Then, add the fish sauce and chicken bouillon cubes. Stir and simmer for about 30 minutes. Taste for seasoning and add salt and pepper to taste. 

If you want this simmering all day, put everything in a large slow cooker and go off to work. Once you come home, season with salt and pepper and serve. 

Take your soup bowls and add noodles and your toppings of choice. Then ladle your delicious broth over and enjoy! 


  • pulled rotisserie chicken
  • Fresh Thai or regular basil leaves
  • Fresh mint leaves
  • Bean sprouts
  • Red onions
  • Scallions
  • Sliced serrano peppers or Thai chillies 
  • Hoisin sauce
  • Sriracha
  • Lime

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