Chicken Pho With Collagen

Photo credit (above): Ume-y

One of my favorite things to make when the weather gets cold is to make Vietnamese chicken noodle soup (pho ga). I usually use the recipe from Viet World Kitchen here, which is a long, lengthy process including charring onions and ginger, breaking chicken bones to expose the marrow (to enrich the broth) and simmering the broth for hours. The recipe is a really good one, one that I would definitely recommend trying if you have a whole afternoon and a huge pot!

Chicken bone broth collagen comes in individual serving packets or a larger container.

However, I usually don’t have as much time and am always in a hurry, but want some yummy soup. For example, this past weekend, my husband came down with the flu, and while I would have loved to have a whole day to make him chicken pho, I wanted to get something warm and comforting in his tummy in a matter of minutes. Vital Proteins to the rescue!

When I’m in a hurry and only making a bowl or two, I’ll simmer some chicken on the stove in water, and add my favorite Vital proteins chicken bone broth collagen. It’s delicious and filled with protein that contains amino acids essential for rebuilding bone, connective tissue, and skin. It’s so easy, you just have to open a few packets and go!

Ingredients

  • 2 (10 g) packets of Vital Proteins Organic Chicken Bone Broth
  • 4 oz of rice stick noodles (dried)
  • 3 oz chicken breast, shredded
  • Your choice of garnishes: mint, cilantro, basil
  • Siracha sauce (optional)

Directions

  1. Season chicken with salt and pepper
  2. Spray pan with nonstick spray and heat pan
  3. Carefully add your chicken breast and cook for approx. 5 minutes
  4. Flip the chicken and cook until it reaches 165°F, 5 to 7 minutes more
  5. When chicken is still hot, carefully shred with a fork
  6. Simmer the chicken bone broth packets in 3 cups of water
  7. Make the noodles as instructed on the bag
  8. Combine all ingredients and enjoy!

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1 bowl
Servings Per Container 1

Amount Per Serving
Calories 296 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 5g 8%
Saturated Fat .3g 2%
Trans Fat .1g
Cholesterol 49.3mg 16%
Sodium 278mg 12%
Total Carbohydrate 21g 7%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Sugars 0g
Protein 38g 76%

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

I would love to know your thoughts! What unique or creative ways have you used your Vital Proteins bone broth or collagen? Happy Holidays everyone!

Enjoying my chicken soup on a cold and rainy day!

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