Quick Thai Chicken Noodle Soup

by FarmgirlGourmet

The other night was Halloween and the ghosts, goblins and a sea of football players that were a tad too OLD to be trick or treating, were out and about.  Nothing warms the little monsters like a steaming bowl of goodness.  And that is just what this is.  It’s quick to make, easy on the pocket book and will make your little monsters smile from ear to ear.

Quick Thai Chicken Noodle Soup
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Ingredients
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
2/3 cup onion, thinly sliced in half rings
5 cloves garlic, coarsely chopped
2 tablespoons fresh ginger, grated fine
2 teaspoons red curry paste, or more if you like it hot
1 tablespoon Sriracha sauce
2 13.5 oz cans light coconut milk
5 cups chicken stock
2 teaspoons sugar
2 tablespoons Nam Pla (Fish Sauce available in the ethnic food aisle)
2 medium yams, peeled and cut into cubes
2 cups broccoli, cut into bite sized pieces
6 oz Thai Rice Stick noodles
3 chicken breasts, boneless & skinless, sliced into thin strips
2 tablespoons fresh lime juice, plus a few wedges for garnish
1/3 cup cilantro, coarsely chopped

Directions
1 In a large stock pot, heat the oil over medium-high heat.  Add the onion and stir to coat.  Saute for about 3 minutes, or until translucent and soft.  Add the garlic, ginger, curry paste and Sriracha and stir to combine.

2 Add the coconut milk, chicken stock, sugar and fish sauce and stir to combine.  Bring up to a boil, and then lower the temperature to medium-low and add the yams.  Continue to simmer until the yams are almost done when pierced with a paring knife.

3 Add the remaining ingredients and let simmer until the chicken is cooked through, about 4-5 minutes.  Ladle into large bowls and top with cilantro and a wedge of lime.

Makes 8 Servings

Cooks Notes: 
1) If you don’t have or can’t find the rice noodles, you could substitute vermicelli or other thin pasta.
2) Freeze fresh ginger in a sandwich bag, remove the outer skin by using a spoon to scrape it off.  Then use a fine grater, such as a microplane, to grate the frozen ginger.  Return the unused ginger to the bag and remove as much air as possible and freeze for future use.

18 comments

Maris November 9, 2011 - 7:43 pm

This is making me want to go for Thai food tomorrow!

Kelly | Eat Yourself Skinny November 4, 2011 - 7:51 am

What a delicious soup recipe, this looks amazing! 🙂

Rebecca from Chow and Chatter November 3, 2011 - 8:25 pm

first class soup

Cake Duchess November 3, 2011 - 7:32 pm

I love this soup recipe, Heather:)It’s cooking down a little here and I’m happy to make soups.

EA-The Spicy RD November 3, 2011 - 9:17 am

I love Thai soups and this one looks fabulous! The more cilantro the better 🙂

Ashley@Bakerbynature November 3, 2011 - 9:04 am

This looks perfect! I am in full swing soup mode, so this will be making its way into my kitchen very soon. Thanks for sharing!

Karen November 3, 2011 - 8:28 am

I have been craving this kind of soup for days…yesterday I meant to get pho for lunch but it didn’t happen. You’re making me jealous over here!!! LOVE it!

diabeticFoodie November 3, 2011 - 6:58 am

Looks great and doesn’t require any ingredients I wouldn’t be able to find easily. I’m definitely going to try this one!

Baker Street November 2, 2011 - 11:45 pm

Oh my! There is nothing more comforting than a bowl of chicken soup! Love the thai flavoring!

Eliotseats November 2, 2011 - 7:14 pm

I love the flavor profile here. Great sounding recipe.

Heather Christo November 2, 2011 - 7:07 pm

This looks so delicious Heather!

Nelly Rodriguez November 2, 2011 - 5:48 pm

This is what I love to eat. Seriously, I’d eat this every night! Looks great Heather!

Alison @ Ingredients, Inc. November 2, 2011 - 5:37 pm

wow this looks great!

Jeanette November 2, 2011 - 4:10 pm

I love Thai flavors…would love a cup of this!

foodwanderings November 2, 2011 - 3:23 pm

Aww Heather, how did you know Thai is one of my favorite cuisines? & chicken soup is such a classic. Love this quick comfort! Love the recipe!

Miss @ Miss in the Kitchen November 2, 2011 - 1:42 pm

That looks fantastic. I am sure it would warm me up and that’s just the thing I need!

Barbara | Creative Culinary November 2, 2011 - 12:56 pm

I’ve been on a soup binge. The snow outside seems to do that to me. Though I love my chicken with dumplings soup, I’m eager for new recipes and this sounds wonderful Heather…love the Thai component.

Nancy November 2, 2011 - 10:09 am

YUM!!! I love this soup and can’t wait to try your “quick” version!!

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