Miến Gà Instant Pot (Vietnamese Chicken Glass Noodle Soup)
Author: Katie Le | Katie’s Test Kitchen
For 8-quart IP:
– 1 chicken (about 4 to 5 lbs)
– 1 large onion (slightly charred)
– 2 large ginger knobs (peeled, slightly charred)
– about 2 pieces thumb size rock sugar
– 2 dozens dried Shiitake mushrooms (soaked in warm sink water for 2 to 4 hours, rinsed multiple times; used a scissor to trim off the stems)
– 7 tbsp of Quốc Việt Chicken Soup Base*
– mushroom seasoning, sugar and/or salt to taste
Garnishes and others
– 1/2 green cabbage (optional for presentation, finely sliced)
– onion and cilantro (chopped)
– Vietnamese corriander/rau răm (chopped)
– bean sprout
– lime wedges
– sliced jalapeno pepper/Thai red chili
– fried shallot
– ground pepper
– Cellophane noodles/Glass noodles/Mung Bean noodles (Miến)
Ginger Fish Sauce for dipping (add more or less of each ingredient below to your taste)
– 4 tbsp of fish sauce
– 3 tbsp of sugar
– 1/2 to 1 tbsp of lime juice
– 5 cloves of garlic and 1/2 a knob of ginger (crushed both together with a mortar and pestle)
– chopped fresh Thai pepper
1. Clean the chicken by trimming fat and wash thoroughly with salt and warm sink water. Use vinegar as well if you wish. Rinse again with warm sink water. Place chicken into inner pot along with soaked Shiitake mushrooms, 1 onion, slices of ginger, rock sugar, 7 tbsp of Quốc Viet Chicken Soup Base, and 7 cups of boiling water. Using boiling water will speed up pressure building time. Select Manual/Pressure Cook, High Pressure, 12 minutes. 5 minutes NPR.
2. Soak cellophane noodles in warm sink water for 10 minutes. Blanch in boiling water for 5 to 10 seconds, drain and set aside or add to individual bowl.
3. Once cook time is over, allow the IP to NPR for 5 minutes. Then slowly move the knob over to Venting. It will take about 5 minutes to release all pressure. Open lid and remove chicken first, add to a colander and immediately place in the sink under COLD running water for 2 minutes to shock the meat (stop from further cooking). Set aside to dry. Wait until chicken is completely cooled before de-bone and shred into small pieces.
4. Remove and discard onion. Switch to Saute mode and add about 11 more cups of boiling water. Bring broth to a boil and season to your taste with mushroom seasoning, sugar, salt and /or soup base (add 1/2 tsp at a time). I ended up only adding 1 tbsp of mushroom seasoning to my broth. Please cater to your taste and adjust accordingly!
5. Place shredded chicken on a bed of sliced cabbage and Vietnamese coriander. Garnish with fried shallot and cilantro. To assemble the bowl, ladle boiling broth with mushrooms onto cooked cellophane noodles. You can add shredded chicken directly into noodle bowl. Garnish with chopped green onion, cilantro and Vietnamese coriander. Add ground pepper and fried shallot on top. Serve with bean sprout, sliced jalapeno and lime wedges. Ginger Fish Sauce is a must for dipping the chicken!
* If you prefer to omit soup base, just season normally like how you would for your broth dishes with salt, sugar, chicken powder, MSG, mushroom seasoning… etc. Cater to your taste!