Paleo Chicken Pho Soup with Tomatoes (Whole30, Keto, Gluten-Free)
This Paleo Chicken Pho Soup with tomatoes is a flavor explosion in a bowl! The pho soup is simmered with juicy chicken thighs and lemon and lime zest. It's fast to make and even more flavorful than the traditional pho. A perfect midweek meal for chicken pho lovers!
2medium size tomatoesslice into wedges (reserve a few slices for serving)
Half one whole lime zest and lemon zest
Quarter to one whole lime juice to taste
Prep: Dice chicken to bite sizes and add marinade from garlic powder to olive oil. Gently mix well and set aside while preparing other ingredients.
Saute: In a well-heated wok or heavy bottom soup pot, add 2 tbsp avocado oil. Add aromatics. Season with a pinch of salt and saute over medium-high heat until fragrant, about 10-15 seconds. Add chicken. Season with another pinch of salt and lightly brown and saute the chicken until they are about half way cooked through.
Broth: Add chicken pho soup seasonings and tomatoes. Lower the heat to medium. Cover with a lid and bring the broth to a gentle simmer, about 10 minutes.
Once the chicken is completely cooked through, off heat. Add lime and lemon zest and lime juice. Taste and make seasoning adjustments (more salt, coconut aminos, fish sauce, or lime juice) to your liking. Serve hot with cilantro, if using, green scallion parts, and extra tomato slices.
Dice and season the chicken in advance.
Store in the fridge for the next day use or freezer for later.
Simmer the broth with aromatics and tomato slices. Let cool and store in the fridge or freezer.
When ready to serve, sauté the chicken and combine with the seasoned broth.