Close up of a bowl of slow cooker pho soup.

Simple Slow Cooker Pho

Course: Slow Cooker
Cuisine: Vietnamese
Keyword: Authentic, noodle soup
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 10 hours
Total Time: 10 hours 15 minutes
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 472kcal
Author: Gloria | Homemade & Yummy
Simple Slow Cooker Pho packed with chicken, shrimp and heat from jalapeños and Sriracha. Made in the slow cooker, and budget friendly too.
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  • 2 pounds chicken breasts (skinless/boneless)
  • 8 cups chicken stock
  • 2 tbsp brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp fish sauce
  • 1 tbsp tamari sauce
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 10 star anise
  • 2 inch piece of fresh ginger (peeled and sliced)
  • 6 whole cloves
  • 1 pound frozen cooked shrimp (thawed/tail on)
  • 4 cups baby bok choy (chopped)
  • 1/2 cup Thai basil (roughly chopped)
  • 2 jalapenos (sliced)
  • 1 lime (quartered)
  • Sriracha sauce (as needed)
  • 12 ounces Pad Thai noodles (pre cooked)
  • 12 ounces Fresh bean sprouts (raw or blanched)


  • Place chicken breasts in slow cooker.
  • Combine stock, fish sauce, cinnamon, star anise, ginger, cloves, tamari, and brown sugar.
  • Pour over chicken breasts.
  • Cook on low for 9 hours.
  • Roughly chop bok choy.
  • Rinse and dry shrimp.
  • Remove chicken breasts from slow cooker along with the cinnamon stick, cloves, and star anise.
  • Add bok choy and shrimp to the slow cooker.
  • Replace lid, turn slow cooker to high and cook for 30 minutes.
  • At this point, you can blanch the bean sprouts in boiling water. If you are eating them raw, be sure to RINSE thoroughly.
  • Shred the cooked chicken breasts.
  • Return shredded chicken to pot and heat for a few minutes.
  • Place noodles in bowls, ladle broth, garnish with jalapenos, basil, Sriracha and bean sprouts.
  • ENJOY!
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Calories: 472kcal | Carbohydrates: 53g | Protein: 45g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 222mg | Sodium: 1513mg | Potassium: 857mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 2680IU | Vitamin C: 42.3mg | Calcium: 193mg | Iron: 3.9mg
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