Spicy Green Pepper and Lime Slow Cooker Chicken Pho

2 yellow onions, peeled and halved
2 knobs ginger, halved
1 Tbsp. Spicy Green Pepper Olive Oil, plus extra for drizzling
2 Tbsp. Lime Olive Oil, plus extra for drizzling
1 small, raw, whole chicken
1 Tbsp. Salt Cellar Himalayan Sea Salt
1 Tbsp. sugar
2 star anise
2 cloves
1/2 cinnamon stick
1 tsp coriander seeds
1/4 c. fish sauce
8.8 oz dry thin rice noodles, cooked according to package directions
1 c. bean sprouts
4 hearty sprigs of fresh basil
4 hearty sprigs of cilantro
1 lime, quartered
1 fresh Jalapeno, sliced
1/2 c. yellow onion peeled and thinly sliced
chili garlic sauce and hoisin sauce

Preheat oven to 450 F. and line a medium baking sheet with foil. Place the halved onion and ginger on the prepared sheet and drizzle with Spicy Green Chili Oil and Lime Oil. Place the baking sheet in the oven and roast for 15 minutes or until the onions and ginger are lightly charred.

Place the whole chicken in the slow cooker and cover with water. Add the roasted ginger, roasted onion, salt, sugar, star anise, cloves, cinnamon and coriander to the pot. Cover the slow cooker and program it to slow cook (for an instapot) or low (for a slow cooker) for 4 - 6 hours or until the chicken is cooked through and tender.

Carefully remove the chicken from the pot (keeping the broth in the pot) place it on a cutting board, and remove the meat from the bones. Return the bones to the pot, and cover them, and continue to cook for 2 more hours. Set the chicken meat aside to cool at room temperature. Once cooled, slice into bite size pieces before wrapping and refrigerating.

Once the broth is ready, strain and discard the bones, veggies, etc. Return broth to the slow cooker pot and adjust the heat setting to keep warm. Add the fish sauce and stir to combine. Add the chicken to the pot and allow it steep for 3 - 4 minutes until reheated. Divide the chicken and noodles between bowls and top with broth.

Serve with bean sprouts, fresh herbs, lime wedges, jalapeno' slices, onion slices, chili garlic sauce and hoisin sauce on the side for Pho bowl customization. Drizzle bowls with extra Spicy Green Pepper and Lime Olive Oils.

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