Miến Gà Instant Pot (Vietnamese Chicken Glass Noodle Soup)

  • Servings: 6 or more bowls
  • Difficulty: medium
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Author: Katie Le | Katie’s Test Kitchen


For 8-quart IP:
– 1 whole chicken, preference is free range 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 OR 2 tbsp of Sea Salt (if you use regular salt, add just 1.5 tbsp), 4 tbsp of Mushroom Seasoning, 1 tbsp of granulated sugar
Garnishes and Others
– 1/2 green cabbage (optional for presentation, finely sliced)
– onion and cilantro (chopped)
– Vietnamese coriander/rau răm (chopped)
– bean sprout (optional)
– 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 (omit if you are not using)***, 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.  Alternatively, you can cook chicken  using Manual/Pressure Cook, High Pressure, 6 minutes, 20-25 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.  ***If you omitted soup base in Step 1, at this time add 2 tbsp of Sea Salt (if you use regular salt, add just 1.5 tbsp), 4 tbsp of Mushroom Seasoning, 1 tbsp of granulated sugar. 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!



6 Comments on “Miến Gà Instant Pot (Vietnamese Chicken Glass Noodle Soup)”

  1. I can’t seem to find rock sugar; could I substitute with brown or white sugar? And how many teaspoon or tablespoons would replace the 2 rock sugars? Thank you for the recipe!

    • Hi Alissa, I’d use brown sugar. You can start with 2 – tbsp or so and see how it tastes. Adjust by adding more or less of brown sugar, salt, mushroom seasoning… cater to your taste!

  2. Tried this recipe for the first time… came out great! The only thing I did differently was that I used fresh shiitake mushrooms instead of dried. Only because the package for the dried shiitake says they have to be soaked for 2-4 hours prior to cooking. My 7 year old son is a very picky eater, sometimes refusing to eat all day. But to my surprise, he enjoyed this soup and had asked for seconds! You have no idea what a relief this is! Thank you for sharing your wonderful recipes. They all look great! Can’t wait to try them all!

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