Creamy Thai Chicken Chowder

Creamy Thai Chicken Chowder |

Today was one of those days where I worked nonstop and didn’t even stop to think about what I was making for dinner.  6 o’clock came quick and it was scramble time to figure out what to put on the table for the hungry troops.  Pizza was up first, but I didn’t have time to make my quick dough so that was quickly scrapped.  Then the Hubs tossed out Tortilla Soup but I wasn’t in the Mexican frame of mind after 6 days of eating Mexican in Austin.  Then it hit me – what about a creamy chicken soup with Thai flavors?  Mmm, that sounded just right.

Creamy Thai Chicken Chowder |

This is a super fast recipe for a creamy and Thai inspired chicken chowder.  It’s on the table in less than 30 minutes and it will have you going back for seconds – if there are any.

Creamy Thai Chicken Chowder

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 25 minutes

Yield: 4 servings

Creamy Thai Chicken Chowder

A quick weeknight soup that takes less than 30 minutes from start to finish. Easy and packed with flavor.


  • 1 rotisserie chicken (found in deli at supermarket)
  • 3 cups chicken broth
  • 1 13.5 ounce can unsweetened coconut milk
  • 1 cup thinly sliced carrots
  • 1 cup broken rice stick noodles (Bahn Pho)
  • 1 ear corn, husked, washed, kernels cut from cob (or 1 cup frozen corn)
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 2 teaspoons green curry paste
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 cup chopped cilantro


  1. Remove and discard skin and bones from the chicken. Tear into bite sized pieces and place in a large stock pot. Add the chicken broth, coconut milk, carrots, rice noodles, corn kernels, soy sauce, green curry paste. kosher salt, cayenne pepper and cilantro. Stir to combine and bring to a low boil over medium-high heat; reduce heat. Simmer for about 8-10 minutes, or until carrots are starting to turn tender.
  2. Ladle into bowls and add more cilantro, if desired.

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  • Sarah Darcy
    August 7, 2013 at 6:58 pm

    I made this tonight! SO good and my 4 and 2 year old ate it right up! Thanks for sharing 🙂

  • Shaina Olmanson (@FoodforMyFamily)
    June 26, 2013 at 10:16 am

    I love the Thai twist to this chicken soup.

  • Nutmeg Nanny
    June 19, 2013 at 7:02 am

    Yes! This is the type of soup that I crave!

    • FarmgirlGourmet
      June 19, 2013 at 3:35 pm

      so easy to make and flavorful for only being a 20 minute cook time.

  • Molly McDonald
    June 18, 2013 at 8:55 pm

    I’ve never had green curry paste before. Is it spicy?

    • FarmgirlGourmet
      June 18, 2013 at 9:07 pm

      It’s not spicy. Red curry tends to be spicier because of the addition of chiles. But green isn’t at all.

      • Molly McDonald
        June 18, 2013 at 10:47 pm

        Awesome, thank you!

  • Brenda @ a farmgirl's dabbles
    June 18, 2013 at 1:14 pm

    I know what you mean…took me awhile to crave meat and those Mexican flavors again! What a great soup!!

  • Tara @ Unsophisticook
    June 17, 2013 at 7:47 am

    What a perfect summer soup — yum!

  • helene dsouza
    June 15, 2013 at 6:32 am

    Such a wonderful soup Heather. I often need a quick last minute recipe and these days it’s dark and raining outside so we crave more for soups. I can’t wait to try your recipe, I pretty much have all ingredients at home. =) Thanks for sharing and I wish you a wonderful weekend!

  • Sandy@ReluctantEntertainer
    June 14, 2013 at 5:27 pm

    OH, Heather, this sounds SO good!

    • FarmgirlGourmet
      June 14, 2013 at 6:33 pm

      the broth was heaven. I’d like to be buried in it. Super quick and full of flavor. Come over and I’ll make you a bowl. 😉 Happy Birthday weekend. LOVE YA!!

  • Cristina Davis
    June 14, 2013 at 2:26 pm

    I have coconut milk- making it now.

  • Cathy Pollak ~ Noble Pig
    June 14, 2013 at 9:11 am

    I love this type of meal, especially the flavors. And this is sure simple to prepare!!! A definite must to put on my table.

  • Gerry @ Foodness Gracious
    June 14, 2013 at 8:23 am

    I love green curry paste and Thai is a huge fav of mine. Nice dish!!

  • Melissa @ A Room for Two with a View
    June 14, 2013 at 8:04 am

    Wow! This looks sooo good! And, honestly, you had me at Thai! 😉

    Heather, I hope you will link up this wonderful recipe and others at my Foodie Friday Blog Hop at A Room for Two with a View. I know my readers would love it!

    Have a fantastic Foodie Friday and a wonderful weekend!


  • Sommer @ ASpicyPerspective
    June 14, 2013 at 5:12 am

    Fabulous-looking soup, Heather! 🙂

  • Tieghan
    June 14, 2013 at 4:49 am

    I love Thai anything! This sounds so good!