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Thai Red Curry Chicken Soup

Posted by on November 17, 2012

After the hurricane when we came down with colds, I had an impulse to make chicken soup. But being congested, I really wanted something I could taste. I always love Asian soups, and a little spice sounded like a great idea. And it was. But next time, I won’t wait to be sick to make this soup.

Thai Red Curry Chicken Soup

5 cups chicken stock

1 package rice noodles

2 tablespoons thai red curry paste

3 tablespoons fish sauce

1/2 can coconut milk

2 tablespoons sugar

Juice and zest of 2 limes

3 tablespoons cilantro (or basil or parsley), chopped

2 tablespoons mint, chopped

1-2 cups shredded rotisserie chicken or roasted chicken breast

1 tablespoon sesame or vegetable oil

Saute the curry paste in the oil for a few seconds to infuse the oil. Add the stock, fish sauce, coconut milk, sugar, lime zest and half the juice, and let it come to a boil. Add the rice noodles and cook for a few minutes until softened. Add the chicken and allow to warm through. Off the heat, add the herbs and the remaining lime juice and serve.


Easy Chicken Stock

1 chicken carcass with leftover bones

1 onion, cut into quarters

2 garlic cloves

2 carrots, cut in half

a couple sprigs of any herb in the fridge, such as sage, thyme, parsley, etc

salt and pepper


Combine all the ingredients in a large pot and fill with water to almost full. Allow to simmer for 45-60 minutes and then allow to cool on the stove. Strain out the solids, and either use immediately or freeze for later.

7 Responses to Thai Red Curry Chicken Soup

  1. Liz


  2. apuginthekitchen

    Oh wow, just perfect whether you are sick with a cold or not. I love the spicy, herby flavors. I also really love Asian flavors, especially in soups.

  3. Shrey Srivastava

    Looks amazing, fresh and colorful … :)

  4. daisyandthefox

    ooo the jackpot on flavorsome soups!! looks so delicious! :)

  5. gp

    I’ve been on this kick of chicken stock with parsley, green onion and white rice…I can’t wait to ramp it up to this.

  6. Conor Bofin

    Lovely looking recipe. I could do with it to clear a sinus infection that has me laid low at present.