Spicy Thai Curry Noodle Soup
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Serves: 6 servings
  • 1 stalk lemongrass, tough outer layer removed, bulb thinly sliced
  • 2 - 3 red Thai chilies or finger hot peppers, seeded
  • 2 shallots, halved
  • 8 garlic cloves
  • 1 2-inch piece of ginger, peeled and sliced
  • ¼ cup cilantro, stems only
  • 1 Tbsp ground coriander
  • 1 Tbsp ground turmeric
  • 1 tsp curry powder
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 2 (14 oz) cans lite coconut milk
  • 2 cups low-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 lb boneless, skinless chicken breasts, diced
  • 12 oz uncooked Chinese egg noodles
  • 3 Tbsp fish sauce
  • 1 Tbsp light brown sugar
  • sliced red onion, bean sprouts, cilantro, lime wedges, for serving
  1. Place the thinly sliced lemongrass in a small bowl. Pour ½ cup boiling water over the lemongrass and allow to steep for at least 10 minutes. Remove the lemongrass, reserving the water.
  2. Puree the chilies/peppers, shallots, garlic, ginger, cilantro stems, coriander, turmeric, curry powder, and the lemongrass water; process until smooth.
  3. In a large pot over medium heat, heat the olive oil. Once hot, add the puree and cook 4-6 minutes, stirring constantly.
  4. Add the coconut milk and broth. Bring to a boil and add the chicken. Reduce the heat to a simmer and cook the chicken until fork-tender, about 10 minutes. Transfer the chicken to a plate and allow to cool slightly, then shred the meat, if desired.
  5. Meanwhile, cook the noodles according to the package directions.
  6. Add the fish sauce, sugar, and chicken to the soup. Scoop about 1 cup of cooked noodles into each bowl and top ~ 1⅓ cups soup mixture. Top with sliced red onion, bean sprouts, cilantro, and lime wedges, if desired.
Recipe adapted from Hapa Nom Nom and originally from Bon Appetit
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 cup noodles w/ 1⅓ cup soup Calories: 462 Fat: 17.0 Carbohydrates: 53.7 Sugar: 3.8 Sodium: 867 Fiber: 3.0 Protein: 25.0 Cholesterol: 107
Recipe by Prevention RD at https://preventionrd.com/2016/01/spicy-thai-curry-noodle-soup-weekly-menu/