Pho Roast Chicken

Pho Roast Chicken

This pho roast chicken is my spin on Vietnamese pho ga: it’s juicy and aromatic. This roast chicken has all the flavours you expect in a steaming bowl of pho ga but its simplified into a delicious roast chicken. If you love pho ga, you’ll love this recipe. It’s super simple; you just need to rub the chicken with the seasoned butter and let it roast in the oven, no need to base or turn the chicken. For this roast chicken, I also made mashed potatoes and chicken gravy infused with coriander seeds, star anise, shallots and ginger. – {Click Here For The Recipe}



1 organic chicken (3 1/2 – 4 pounds), rinsed, trussed and brought to room temperature
2 tablespoons butter, melted
1 tablespoon olive oil
2 tablespoons cilantro, chopped
1 tablespoon lemongrass, minced
1/2 teaspoon garlic, minced
1 teaspoon allspice
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
2 shallots, sliced


  1. Preheat oven to 410 degrees. In a small bowl combine all the ingredients together: butter, olive oil, cilantro, lemongrass, garlic, allspice, salt, black pepper and shallots.
  1. Place the trussed chicken in a roasting pan or Dutch oven; rub the chicken with the seasoned butter. Roast the chicken until browned and the juices run clear, about 1 hour and 15 mins or use an instant thermometer. Remove from the oven and serve!


Pho Roast Chicken
Pho Roast Chicken
Pho Roast Chicken

2 thoughts on “Pho Roast Chicken

  1. L. Bowman

    I think it’s fabulous as always Tea. I love how clever this recipe is, makes it easy for someone like me who will probably never make pho at home but this recipe is approachable with all the flavors I want.
    -Keep it up.
    Lauren Bowman

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