Cheat n' Eat Vietnamese Chicken Soup

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 10 mins

Sometimes you just don't have all day to make Vietnamese soup! You can have this made and in your hands in 15 minutes!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Soak noodles in very hot tap water.
  2. While noodles are soaking, cut chicken into thin julienne strips.
  3. Heat oil in deep skillet over medium-high heat; add chicken; garlic, ginger, and pepper flakes.
  4. Cook, stirring for 1 minute; then add broth and fish sauce and bring to a boil.
  5. Reduce heat to medium and simmer until chicken is done, about 8 minutes.
  6. Drain noodles and cut into short pieces, about 1-1 1/2 inches long.
  7. Arrange noodles in bottom of bowls; ladle soup over the top and sprinkle with cilantro, onion, and basil.
  8. Serve with"Tuong Ot Sriracha" (Viet hot sauce), or chile paste, if desired.


Most Helpful

What a great, special soup! It'seasy and ever so tasty. I love hot 'n spicy and this hits the spot. The only thing I changed was the peanut oil I used chili oil (use what's on hand) Thank's SueL I'll be trying more of your recipes

Bergy May 18, 2002

Great quick soup - I made this for a family dinner, and everyone loved it. Just the right amount of heat (as my mom put it, "Food that bites back a little"). Adding the herbs really changes the tenor of the soup and makes it a soup with a lot of flavor, and not just heat. If you're making this in advance, try steamed rice instead of the noodles - they won't absorb quite as much liquid. Thanks for the recipe!

ChrisMc July 07, 2002

Can I only give this 5 stars?? This was so fast and easy to put together, and the flavor was FANTASTIC! I threw in a few bean sprouts at the end, and served it with sriracha sauce. The balance of flavors in this soup is incredible. I have long been afraid to make pho (or lazy, I dunno), and now I have absolutely no reason to go through the trouble! Thank you Sue, for another absolutely wonderful recipe!

canarygirl October 30, 2002

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