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Friday, August 18 2017

If slow cooker meals chicken simmered in a garlic, ginger, and coriander seed broth isn't enough for you, we stirred in shiitake and dried porcini mushrooms to give this pho even more flavor. Before you dig in, top your bowl with a few fresh herbs to turn this dinner into a real masterpiece.

INGREDIENTS

6 - ounces fresh shiitake mushrooms
2 - pounds bone-in chicken thighs, skinned
1 - 32 ounce carton reduced-sodium chicken broth
4 - cups water
1 - cup sliced onion
1/4 - ounce dried porcini mushrooms, rinsed
1 - 3 inch piece fresh ginger, peeled and sliced
2 - tablespoons fish sauce
1 - tablespoon packed brown sugar
1 - tablespoon coriander seeds, toasted
4 - cloves garlic, sliced
4 - whole cloves
5 - ounces dried rice noodles


Fresh cilantro leaves, slivered red onion, thin carrot strips, fresh Thai or Italian basil leaves, fresh mint leaves, thinly sliced fresh red chile peppers,* and/or Sriracha sauce
Lime wedges (optional)


DIRECTIONS

Remove and reserve shiitake stems. Thinly slice caps; cover and chill until needed.
In a 5- to 6-quart slow cooker combine shiitake stems and the next 11 ingredients (through cloves). Cover and cook on low for 7 to 8 hours or on high for 3 1/2 to 4 hours.


Remove chicken from cooker. Strain broth mixture through a fine-mesh sieve lined with cheesecloth; discard solids. Transfer broth to a large saucepan. Bring to boiling. Stir in noodles and shiitake caps; cook 3 to 5 minutes or just until noodles are softened. Meanwhile, remove chicken from bones; discard bones. Coarsely shred chicken using two forks.


Ladle broth and noodle mixture into shallow bowls. Top with piles of chicken. Pass cilantro, slivered onion, carrots, basil, mint, chile peppers, and/or Sriracha sauce. If desired, serve with lime wedges.
FROM THE TEST KITCHEN
*
Chile peppers contain oils that can irritate your skin and eyes. Wear plastic or rubber gloves when working with them.
Nutrition Facts (Chicken and Mushroom Pho)


Per serving: 248 kcal cal., 4 g fat (1 g sat. fat, 1 g polyunsaturated fat, 1 g monounsatured fat), 85 mg chol., 943 mg sodium, 29 g carb., 2 g fiber, 5 g sugar, 23 g pro. Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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