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Coconut Curry Chicken Soup

Thai flavored Chicken Soup taken up a few notches, with the addition of coconut milk and curry, make this the chicken soup of ALL chicken soups! Warm, spicy, comforting, and loaded with flavor!

Coconut Curry Chicken Soup | Fabtastic Eats I am so very very happy that it’s soup season. I mean, I know some people eat soup year round, but I am just not really one of those people..hot soup for cool weather!

Coconut Curry Chicken Soup | Fabtastic Eats Fun fact about me…I hate chicken noodle soup. Hate the smell of it more than anything, and just hate it. It reminds me of nursing homes and hospitals. When Im sick, don’t even think about bringing me it, Ill probably get sick again.

Also, I’m probably one of the only people in the world who hates it so passionately…my family thinks I’m totally nuts. My mom thinks I’m dramatic and ridiculous, but I just can’t get over it.

Coconut Curry Chicken Soup | Fabtastic Eats Soooo I was not sure about this soup. I wanted to make it for over a year before I finally threw in the towel and gave it a shot. And oh my lanta, am I glad I did! Side note: When I’m sick, THIS  is the chicken soup you should bring me.

It’s warm and comforting of course, but it’s more than that. The curry, is sooo cozy, there’s a bit of heat to it, and the whole darn thing is just good for the soul. There is so much flavor and yum in this Coconut Curry Chicken Soup..you’re definitely going to want this on a cool, crisp night this winter!

Coconut Curry Chicken Soup | Fabtastic Eats

Coconut Curry Chicken Soup

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 40 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour

Yield: 4-6 Servings

Thai flavored Chicken Soup taken up a few notches, with the addition of coconut milk and curry, make this the chicken soup of ALL chicken soups! Warm, spicy, comforting, and loaded with flavor!

Ingredients

  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 1 1/2 pounds chicken breast, chopped into bite size pieces
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 pound snow peas, trimmed and cut in half
  • 4 cups fresh spinach
  • 8 ounces rice noodles
  • 1/2 yellow onion, diced
  • 2 teaspoons red curry paste
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons curry powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground turmeric
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 6 cups low sodium chicken broth
  • 14 ounce can light coconut milk
  • 1 Tablespoon fish sauce
  • 1/4 cup chopped green onions
  • 2 Tablespoons sambal oelek (chili paste)
  • Cilantro
  • lime wedges

Directions

  1. Heat 1 Tablespoons olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Sprinkle the chopped chicken with salt and pepper, and cook until golden brown and cooked through. Set aside.
  2. Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add the snow peas and spinach, cook for 2 minutes, remove with a slotted spoon into a large bowl.
  3. Return the water to a boil, add the rice noodles and cook for 3 minutes, drain.
  4. In the same large pot, heat 1 Tablespoon olive oil over medium heat.
  5. Add the onion, curry paste, curry powder, turmeric, and cumin. Saute for 2-3 minutes.
  6. Add the chicken broth and bring to a boil. Stir in the coconut milk. Simmer for 5 minutes before reducing heat to medium-low.
  7. Add the cooked chicken, peas, spinach, fish sauce, and green onions. Summer for 15 minutes.
  8. Stir in the chili paste.
  9. To serve, place about 1 cup of the rice noodles in a large bowl.
  10. Ladle on the soup. Top with cilantro and a lime wedge. Enjoy!

Notes

You could alternately add the noodles directly to the soup in step 7, but I like to keep them separate, so when you reheat as leftovers, the noodles aren't mush from soaking up all the delicious broth!

Slightly adapted from Cooking Light

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2 Comments

  • Reply Meg @ The Housewife in Training Files

    Don’t you just hate when you wait forever to make a recipe then turns out ah-mazing?! Well props to you! I will let you bring me this soup next time I am sick 🙂

    October 1, 2014 at 4:04 pm
    • Reply Alaina

      I do! Its a little frustrating, but this was well worth the wait! 😉 Id be SO happy if I could bring you soup!

      October 2, 2014 at 12:46 pm

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