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Coconut Curry Chicken Noodle Soup

This Thai inspired Coconut Curry Chicken Noodle Soup is a marvelously delicious way to warm up on a chilly evening. It’s a mouthwatering dinner the whole family will enjoy. Healthy, tasty, and simple.

Coconut Curry Chicken Noodle Soup
Coconut Curry Chicken Noodle Soup

Coconut curry chicken noodle soup

This morning was one of those rare mornings when I actually got up early and spent a good amount of quiet time before hitting the ground running.

Usually, I growl silently at my alarm clock, snooze it to the very last nanosecond before the day takes over. So it was awesome to actually sit down with my morning decaf (not a typo) and quietly read and journal.

Journaling has been so hit and miss for my adult life. I have one for myself which I sometimes scribble in. Then I have one for each of The Littles where I attempt to write more legibly and thoughtfully. Sadly, it’s been embarrassingly too long since my last journal entry for the boys. Like, they’ve each grown a head taller since the last note.

I love jotting down the precious things little things. Things that make me laugh, smile, and things I don’t ever want to forget. The dailies of life have a habit of getting in our way, and I just want to record and take snapshots of allthethings. Thoughts, words, actions… the sweet mundanes that become fond memories.

Now, off the nostalgic and onto food.  It’s what you came here for, so here we go: Coconut Curry Chicken Noodle Soup. Chewy, toothsome, thick rice noodles. We’re off to a ravishing start.

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Cozy, comforting curry noodle soup
Coconut Curry chicken noodle soup
Use wide cut rice noodles and fresh greens

Wide cut Rice Noodles

I grew up on all sorts of noodles, and rice noodles were one of my childhood faves. This Thai inspired chicken noodle soup makes delicious use of wide-but rice noodles, which can usually be found these days in the ethnic aisles of major grocery stores. I’ve also found these Taste of Thai wide-cut rice noodles when I’d rather online-shop. Rice noodles have a beautifully chewy bite and works wonders in flavorful broths. It also happens to be gluten-free.

And about this broth. It’s superbly flavorful, infused with the goodness of coconut milk and fragrant curry. Because it’s made with coconut milk, it’s perfect for those with dairy sensitivities This succulent broth is light, savory, and slurp-worthy.

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Thai style chicken noodle soup is healthy without skimping on flavor

Healthy ingredients for your curry noodle soup

We add in our gorgeous greens: fresh spinach leaves, snow peas, green onions, and cilantro.

For the chicken, you could either cook up chicken breasts and shred them, or simply use rotisserie chicken from the store. That’s my preference, as it’s healthy and tastes great.

Add some aromatic spices and splashes of fresh lime and you’re eating happy. This meal comes together quickly once you’ve gathered your ingredients.

Healthy, nutritious, and chock full of flavor…we hope this will become a family favorite for you, as it has for us.

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Coconut Curry Chicken Noodle Soup

5 from 3 reviews

This Coconut Curry Chicken Noodle Soup is hearty and healthy. It’s light, full of great ingredients, and most importantly – delicious! Once you’ve gathered all your ingredients, this soup comes together easily and quickly.

  • Prep Time: 20 min
  • Cook Time: 15 min
  • Total Time: 35 minutes

Yield: 6

Ingredients

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  • 2 TB olive oil
  • half of a large onion, thinly sliced
  • 2 tsp red curry paste (found in ethnic aisle of grocery stores)
  • 1 1/2 tsp yellow curry powder
  • 1/2 tsp ground tumeric
  • 1/2 tsp ground coriander
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 6 cups regular chicken broth
  • 1 can (13.5) unsweetened coconut milk (found in ethnic aisle of grocery stores)
  • 1 lb cooked chicken breast, shredded (I use rotisserie for ease)
  • 1/2 cup green onions, chopped
  • 2 TB sugar
  • 2 TB Asian fish sauce (Asian aisle of major grocery stores)
  • table salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 1/2 lb snow peas, ends trimmed
  • 3 cups fresh spinach leaves
  • 1 (5 3/4 oz) package dry, wide-cut rice noodles (pad Thai noodles will work)

Instructions

  1. In a large heavy pot, heat olive oil over medium heat. Add onion, red curry paste, yellow curry powder, tumeric, coriander, and garlic. Sauté for 1 minute, stirring constantly.
  2. Add chicken broth and bring to a boil. Add coconut milk, reduce to a simmer for 5 minutes. Add chicken, green onions, sugar, and fish sauce, and simmer 2 minutes. Add salt and pepper to taste. Cover and keep warm.
  3. Fill a large saucepan with water; sprinkle generously with table salt. Bring to a boil. Add peas and cook for 30 seconds. Add spinach and cook just until wilted. Remove vegetables with a slotted spoon and transfer to a large bowl.
  4. Add rice noodles to the pan of water and cook according to package instructions until noodles are chewy yet tender. Drain noodles and mix well with veggies in bowl.
  5. Divide noodle/veg mixture into serving bowls. Pour chicken soup mixture over the noodles in each bowl. Serve immediately. 

Notes

Note that cans of unsweetened coconut milk found in ethnic section of grocery stores is different from coconut milk in cartons. 

Leftover noodles and soup may be stored in separate airtight containers, and reheated the next day. Noodles may need a sprinkle of water to loosen before reheating.

If you enjoyed this recipe, please come back and give it a rating 🙂 

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1
  • Calories: 521
  • Sugar: 6.9 g
  • Sodium: 1557.4 mg
  • Fat: 21.3 g
  • Carbohydrates: 51.4 g
  • Protein: 33.5 g
  • Cholesterol: 60.1 mg
  • Author: Chew Out Loud
  • Category: dinner, main
  • Method: stovetop
  • Cuisine: Asian American
  • Diet: Gluten Free

Keywords: Thai chicken noodle soup, curry chicken noodle soup, curry noodle soup

Comforting soups ‘n stews

1. Easy Morrocan Chicken Soup. This soup is a fantastic way to twist up the usual chicken soup! Infused with savory flavors and comes together quickly. Healthy and scrumptious for any weeknight meal.

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2. Hearty, Healthy Chicken Noodle Soup. I do realize everyone has their chicken noodle soup rendition, but this one is by far the BEST homemade chicken noodle soup we’ve ever had the privilege of slurping up. No corner cutting here. Perfect for chilly nights or for fending off the flu.

Turkey/Chicken Noodle Soup

3. One Pot Asian Pasta. This easy One-Pot meal is inspired by my daddy, who made quick noodle soups like this on a nearly daily basis. It’s healthy, tasty, and wonderful for busy weeknights.

One Pot Asian pasta

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21 comments

    • JBandK9s

    Entire family LOVED this soup. Easy to make, nice healthy veggies, a winner all around. Used pad thai rice noodles, and doubled the curry paste and garlic for personal taste. Will definitely make it again and will order some of the wide noodles, they look yummy. THANKS for a new favorite!

    • Rodney Z.

    DELICIOUS. Where I used to live, was a Thai restaurant, Surin. I loved going there and one of my favorite dishes was the chicken noodle bowl. This is the closest I have had resembling that delicious treat. Amazing recipe that everyone can enjoy.

    Easily adjust flavor based on your liking with all of the delicious spices.

    Thank you for a perfect recipe!

      • chewoutloud

      You’re so welcome, Rodney!

    • Barb

    This was easy to make. I had chicken broth I had made in the freezer so used it. I added extra red curry paste and red curry powder to give it more curry flavour and punch. This soup is delicious!!!!

    • Faith

    I just wanted to tell you I absolutely loved this soup! I slightly changed a few things, to lighten it up and it was still amazing! I shared a link and an uglier version to your recipe on my blog! http://www.fitnessunderground.us

      • chewoutloud

      Yay, Faith! I’m super happy that you like this soup! 🙂 Thanks for coming over and letting us know – YAY!

    • Alexandria

    Alright, I had to come back and review this! I was skeptical… I LOVE curry. This. soup. is. AMAZING. Really really love it! I only added ~1 tsp of the fish sauce (the smell totally turned me off!) and I did the noodles, spinach, and peas all at the same time in the soup. Added some red pepper flakes to up the spiciness. Also, like the author, used a rotisserie chicken. SO TASTY!!! I’m getting ready to make it again right now for dinner 🙂 Thanks so much for a DELISH recipe!

      • chewoutloud

      Awww, that is awesome, Alexandria! I get you on the fish sauce smell at first…takes a few or more times of using it to grow the courage 😉 It totally makes dishes yummier. Thanks so much for being here today and glad you loved this! 🙂

    • Paula

    I am making this for a friend who is on a diet where she cannot have sugar. Do you think it will affect the taste too much if I leave out the sugar?

      • chewoutloud

      Paula, it will be a little different, but it shouldn’t affect it overly much. Hope she enjoys it! 🙂

    • Paula

    I am making this for a friend who is on a diet where she cannot eat sugar. Do you think it will greatly change the taste of this to leave out the sugar?

    • Deanne

    Loved, loved, loved this!!! I did add more red curry paste directly into my bowl as it is very mild. My son-in-law had 4 bowls!!! Will definitely make this again soon!!

      • chewoutloud

      YAY, that’s super awesome, Deanne! So glad you guys loved it 🙂 Thanks for taking time to come over and let us know! 🙂

    • Deanne

    Can I add more spice if I like right in the broth mixture or should I cook them up in a separate non stick pan then add it in? I do like more spicy and would like to know how spicy it is!!

      • chewoutloud

      This is a milder recipe, not super spicy – you can definitely add it directly in (to taste) if you know you like it hot! 🙂 Enjoy, Deanne!

        • Deanne

        I did add more of the red curry paste as it was very mild. And it was fabulous!!!! Once you prep everything it really was easy! Will for sure make this again and again!!! Thank you!!!

          • chewoutloud

          You’re so very welcome, Deanne! So glad you liked it 🙂 Thanks for coming over and letting us know…hope you continue to find things you love here 🙂

    • Amanda

    This dish was absolutely delicious and possibly the best thing I’ve ever made! I used 2 pounds of chicken instead of 1 and it made seven hearty servings. I highly recommend it!

      • chewoutloud

      YAY, so happy to hear it, Amanda! Thanks for trying this and taking the time to come let us know 🙂

    • Amy Gormley

    This looks delicious and I will be making it tomorrow for dinner – I’m trying to increase my veggie intake, can you think of any other veggies I could add to this soup?

      • chewoutloud

      Amy, I love to increase my veggie intake, too 🙂 Several different veggies could do well in this soup – sliced bok choy, napa cabbage, broccoli, sliced zucchini, peas, thinly sliced carrots…just put them in and simmer along with soup until cooked to desired level of tenderness. Certain veggies take longer to cook than others. Enjoy!

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