Put all the ● ingredients in a pan, add lots of water, and start cooking. (Remove any of the foam that rises to the top.)
When the water comes to a rolling boil, turn the heat off and leave as-is for about 30 minutes with the lid on.
Use some of the leftover broth to cook the rice in a rice cooker. Add some fish sauce, salt and pepper to flavor the rice.
Combine the fish sauce-based sauce ingredients and set aside. Slice the chicken just before serving.
Here's how to make a soup with the broth: Heat the water up in a small pan, and season with fish sauce, salt and pepper. A little squeeze of lemon is delicious too.
Serve the rice and chicken as preferred. Mixing everything together is delicious too!
Story Behind this Recipe
After trying out many recipes for this dish, I simplified it in my own way to come to this recipe.
If you remove all of the foam properly, you should end up with a clear soup. Adding vegetables (like Chinese cabbage, green onion or leek) to the soup is delicious too. The broth is delicious by itself, but if you feel it needs more flavor, add a little pinch of powdered soup stock.