Thai Creamy Chicken Noodle Soup

thai chicken noodle

I am a huge fan of Thai food. Truth be told, I could eat it almost every night of the week. If my husband would only cooperate :) I’m also a huge fan of one pot, 30 minute meals. And don’t let the name fool you. This is a meal. While it has all the comfort of soup, the addition of noodles makes this a meal in a bowl.

As more proof that this is a meal, you’ll need both a spoon and a fork to eat this. Those darned rice noodles are slippery little devils and simply refuse to stay put on a spoon. I resort to a fork for the noodles and a spoon for the wonderful broth. Chopsticks would work as well.

I have used both red and green curry paste for this. I like them both, so whatever your preference or whatever you have on hand will work very well. Start with 1 Tbsp. and curry paste and add more if you like. If you’re brave and seeking a bit of heat, try adding a bit of Thai chili paste into the mix.

Finally, I love the fact that the rice noodles cook quickly right in the soup. Not having to pre-cook them separately is a big time saver! If you don’t have rice noodles, you will have to cook them separately as they won’t cook in the soup as the rice noodles will. And of course, they are gluten-free, for anyone with sensitivities to gluten.

Adapted from a Michael Smith recipe | Photo

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  1. I have been looking for a recipe just like this. Thanks!

    One question….why can’t I use lite coconut milk for both cans?

    • Hi Renee and thanks. Technically, you could use lite coconut milk for both, but you will sacrifice some creaminess in the finished soup. Basically, it needs some creamy (the one can of full-fat), but not a bunch of creamy (so I use lite for the 2nd can).

  2. Hi Janet. So glad you enjoyed it! Good call breaking up the rice noodles. I think I will do that next time I make it. Much easier to eat :)

  3. Excellent! Everyone loved it. I did add the Thai chili as you suggested because we like our Thai food hot! I broke the noodles into smaller pieces before adding them to the pot because they are hard to keep on the spoon, as you said. I wouldn’t change a thing!

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