Vietnamese Chicken And Glass Noodle Soup (Miến Gà)
Miến Gà is a super simple, light and delicious noodle soup with chicken. You'll love how light the glass noodles are, and how quickly
Course Breakfast, lunch, Main Course
Cuisine Asian, Vietnamese
Keyword Chicken, Noodles
Prep Time 10minutes
Cook Time 50minutes
Total Time 1hour
1whole chicken, about 3-4 lbs(1 ½ to 2 kg)
8-10cupswaterabout 2 liters
1small shallot or half an onion
1knobginger, about an inch long
19.6 oz packageVietnamese glass noodles cellophane noodles, mung bean noodles, bean thread noodles, miến)
chopped cilantro and scallion for garnish/to taste
crispy fried shallots to taste
For the broth
Bring a pot of water or chicken broth to a boil and add a peeled onion or shallot, ginger and the whole chicken. Cook for about 45 minutes at a light simmer until the chicken is cooked through and the thickest part of the thigh reads 165° Fahrenheit or the juices run clear when the chicken is pierced.
Once the chicken is cooked, take it out and let it rest for 20-30 minutes so the meat can cool down and the skin can dry out.
Meanwhile, remove the onion and ginger and season the broth salt, fish sauce, msg and a handful of fried shallots. If you used store bought chicken broth, you may need less fish sauce and salt than the recipe calls for.
Shred the chicken once it is cooled.
For the noodles
To cook the noodles, bring a small pot of water to a boil. Turn off the heat and add a bundle of glass noodles to soak for 10-15 minutes. Soak longer for extra soft noodles.
To assemble a bowl, drain the noodles and add them to a bowl. Top with pieces of chicken, chopped cilantro, chopped scallion and more fried scallions before ladling boiling hot broth on top.