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Costco Rotisserie Chicken Pho Recipe

Costco Rotisserie Chicken Pho Recipe
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Updated: 2/29/2024 | Costco Rotisserie Chicken Pho Recipe

OK – Before y’all drag me through the mud, I actually have a traditional Vietnamese chicken pho recipe on my blog. Use that recipe if you believe Costco rotisserie pho is sacrilege.

So why involve Costco?

I created this recipe because I hate to see good things go to waste.

I was required to do a 5-day quarantine (thanks Omicron!) and decided to do it with a rotisserie chicken from Costco. I figured the amount of protein would last me days and I could use it to make multiple dishes!

In those 5 days, I made so many dishes with this single source of protein. It was the gift that kept on giving.

I made the following dishes with my beloved Costco chicken baby:

  • Avocado Toast with Ciabatta Bread (game-changer right hurr)
  • Copycat Del Taco Chicken Soft Tacos – I used parmesan cheese instead of Mexican cheese because this was all I had in the fridge. And OMG game changer times 1,000! 
  • Chicken Pozole recipe that I make over and over again. It’s SO EASY and so good! I use shredded chicken and use the carcass to create the broth.
  • Chicken Quesadillas with guacamole and lime crema
  • Chicken with rice and sliced cucumber topped with a tangy cilantro fish sauce 

I cannot thank you enough, Costco! 🙏

So I ate all the meat and was left with the carcass. What’s a girl to do?

My first thought immediately went to, “Let’s make pho!”

Pho is a Vietnamese noodle soup that is typically made with beef bones, but you can also use chicken to make this super savory and delicious soup.

Related: Pho Bo (Beef) with Oxtail Recipe

What I found was this recipe is super easy to make and is a great way to use up the entirety of your Costco rotisserie chicken.

Look ma, no waste!

Ready to give it a whirl? Here we go!

Costco Rotisserie Chicken Pho Recipe

This recipe was easier than I imagined. Just throw the ingredients (including the drippings, fat, and all) in a pot and wait for it to cook. Your home will smell very aromatic in the meantime.

There are two types of seasoning packages you can opt for. These little sachets that you can just throw into the pot. Or this spice packet that needs to be toasted prior. 

If you can’t find the veggies mentioned in my recipe, feel free to use any veggies you want! I’ve found that sliced broccoli and carrots also go very well with the soup. You’ll just have to steam them before adding them to the soup.

Tofu or thinly sliced steak is also a great protein if you’re out of chicken. We used thinly sliced rib-eye from Costco and it was delicious! The thinly sliced rib eye was leftovers from our hot pot nights.

Related: Hot Pot Recipe – What Goes Into Hot Pot?

And if you don’t have pho noodles, opt for vermicelli (rice noodles often used in vermicelli bowls and spring rolls), ramen noodles, udon noodles, or even pasta.

And yes, you can just drink the soup like a bone broth.

None of what we’ve mentioned is what goes into “traditional pho,” but we’re making pho with a rotisserie chicken carcass here.

So, we highly encourage you to enjoy all the possibilities with this recipe!

Yield: 6

Costco Rotisserie Chicken Pho Recipe

Hanoi style Pho from Pho Co Mai in Ho Chi Minh City

Use your Costco rotisserie chicken carcass to create chicken pho! This Vietnamese noodle dish is super delicious and easy to make.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 25 minutes



  • Diced Scallions/Green Onion
  • 1/4 Sliced White Onion
  • Chopped Cilantro
  • Sprigs of Basil
  • Handful of Beansprouts
  • Sriracha Hot Sauce
  • Hoisin Sauce
  • Lime Wedges


1. Add your chicken carcass, all the drippings, fat, and skin into a large soup pot. Add a peeled onion and pho packet into the pot. Fill it with water until everything is covered.

2. Turn the stove on to medium-high. Wait to boil and then reduce to low-medium.

3. Let it cook for 20 minutes.

4. Add salt and pepper to taste. You can add a few rock sugars to taste as well.

5. Afterwards, strain the broth and throw everything else away.

6. Cook your pho noodles per the package instructions and prepare your garnishes.

7. Add the noodles, broth, and garnishes to your pho bowls, and enjoy!


You can add additional proteins to your pho. I like to add beef or chicken meatballs, beef slices, and even cooked ground beef. These can be throw into your strained broth and cooked prior to serving.

So what did you think of our Costco rotisserie chicken pho recipe? Easy and delicious huh?

What would you like to see us create next? Let us know in the comments below.

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