Resources & Tips For Dentists


Instapot Chicken Pho (Pho Ga)

Articles, Recipes


(For 8-quart IP)

  • 1 Whole Chicken (Broiler or Fyer) – cleaned
  • 1 lb of daikon radish (peeled and halved) – Optional but highly recommended
  • 1 large onion (toasted to slightly charred)
  • 1 large knob of ginger, roughly 1/3 to 1/2 lb (peeled or unpeeled, halved and toasted to slightly charred)
  • 1 bag of dry Pho Seasoning (My preference – Gia Vi Pho Pasteur)
  • 18 cups of boiling water (use boiling water to speed up pressure building time)
  • 2 tbsp size of rock sugar

Option # 1 Seasoning with Soup Base (Highly recommend)

  • 7 tbsp of Quoc Viet Chicken Pho Soup Base 
  • 3 tbsp Fish Sauce or to your satisfaction

Option # 2 Seasoning without Soup Base

  • 1 tbsp of sea salt 
  • 1 chicken bullion cube
  • 3 tbsp of Fish Sauce or to your satisfaction
  • 2 tbsp of granulated sugar

Noodles, Garnishes, vegetables and condiments:

  • Pho noodles (I prefer fresh Pho Noodles typically stored in the refrigerated section.  Dry should be fine too.  Please cook according to package instructions) – 1 bag usually makes about 4 bowls
  • Bean sprout
  • Basil and/or Culantro (Ngo Gai)
  • 4 green onion and a handful of cilantro, chopped
  • white onion (thinly sliced)
  • sliced jalapeno pepper or fresh chili of choice
  • lime wedges
  • hoisin sauce
  • sriracha sauce


1. To the inner pot, add chicken, daikon, onion, ginger, Pho spices bag, rock sugar.  If you select seasoning option #1 then add 7 tbsp of Quoc Viet Chicken Pho Soup Base.  If you select option #2 then add 1 tbsp of sea salt and chicken bullion cube..  Cover all ingredients with 8 cups of boiling water (or more to cover all ingredients).  Close lid and be sure knob is on Sealing.  Select Pressure Cook/Manual, High Pressure, 10 minutes, 8 minutes NPR.

2. Once cook time over wait 8 minutes then Quick Release by slowly move knob to Venting).  When all pressure has been released, open lid and pull out chicken, place in a colander and immediately flush it with cold sink water for about 2 minutes.  This step stops the chicken from being overcooked and the skin from turning brown.  Drain and set aside to cool.  You can de-bone and shred chicken or chop it with a sharp cleaver.  OPTIONAL: Add the bones back into the broth and continue with Step 3.

3. Discard onion and daikon radish.  Use a sieve to remove any bits in the broth.  Add about 10 more cups of boiling water.  Cancel “keep warm” and switch to “Saute” mode to bring the broth to a boil.  If you selected seasoning option #1, then taste the broth to see if extra seasoning is needed.  If yes, add mushroom seasoning (1 tbsp at a time) and cater to your taste.  If you selected seasoning option # 2, then add 3 tbsp of mushroom seasoning and 2 tbsp of granulated sugar.  Again, cater to your taste and adjust accordingly using extra salt, fish sauce, and sugar.

4. To serve, add cooked Pho noodles and chicken to a large bowl.  Ladle the boiling broth over noodle and chicken.  Sprinkle with chopped green onion and cilantro.  Top with white onion and ground pepper.  Serve with fresh bean sprout, basil/culantro, hoisin and sriracha sauce.  OPTIONAL: Make a quick dipping sauce for the chicken meat with lime juice, salt and pepper (strips of kaffir lime leaves can mixed into the sauce to bring out the chicken flavor)!

Current Issue

No Results Found

The page you requested could not be found. Try refining your search, or use the navigation above to locate the post.

Previous Issues

Stay Connected

Creamy Roasted Pepper Pasta

Creamy Roasted Pepper Pasta

A recipe my girlfriend and I fell in love with for a tasty, quick, weeknight dinner—courtesy of @emthenutritionistIngredients 3 large roasted red peppers from a jar 1 large banana shallot 2 cloves...

Stay Connected


The Money Domino Effect

The Money Domino Effect

By Bri Richardson, CDA Picture this: you're seated at a table, surrounded by a sea of colorful dominos. Across from you sits a child, eyes bright with anticipation, eagerly awaiting the moment when the first domino will fall. This isn't just a game of dominos; it's a...

“Don’t Ever Wait”

“Don’t Ever Wait”

Dear Readers, It is with great joy and enthusiasm that I present to you another edition of Dental Lifestyles Magazine—brimming with inspiring stories, insightful features, and valuable advice. As we celebrate the magazine’s...