Wednesday, March 04, 2009

Thursday 13+ : Coconut Curry Chicken soup

Okay, this has more than thirteen ingredients....which that alone would normally make me shy away from this. But it really was as good as a coconut chicken soup I have had in a Thai restaurant! I am so glad we have leftovers!


4 cups water
3 cups fresh spinach leaves
1/2 pound snow peas, trimmed and cut in half crosswise
1 (5 3/4-ounce) package pad thai noodles (wide rice stick noodles) **I think I used the wrong noodles**
1 tablespoon canola oil
1/4 cup thinly sliced shallots
2 teaspoons red curry paste ***used sriracha hot sauce instead***
1 1/2 teaspoons curry powder
1/2 teaspoon ground turmeric
1/2 teaspoon ground coriander
2 garlic cloves, minced
6 cups fat-free, less-sodium chicken broth
1 (13.5-ounce) can light coconut milk
2 1/2 cups shredded cooked chicken breast (about 1 pound)
1/2 cup chopped green onions
2 tablespoons sugar
2 tablespoons fish sauce **Did not use since apparently this is an item not to be found in KY***
1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro
4 small hot red chiles, seeded and chopped, or 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper
7 lime wedges


1. Bring 4 cups water to a boil in a large saucepan. Add spinach and peas to pan; cook for 30 seconds. Remove vegetables from pan with a slotted spoon; place in a large bowl. Add noodles to pan; cook 3 minutes. Drain; add noodles to spinach mixture in bowl.

2. Heat canola oil in pan over medium-high heat. Add shallots and the next 5 ingredients (through garlic) to pan; sauté 1 minute, stirring constantly. Add chicken broth to pan, and bring to a boil. Add coconut milk to pan; reduce heat, and simmer 5 minutes. Add chicken, onions, sugar, and fish sauce to pan; cook for 2 minutes. Pour chicken mixture over noodle mixture in bowl. Stir in cilantro and chiles. Serve with lime wedges.

printable recipe from Cooking Light

Yield 7 servings (serving size: 2 cups soup and 1 lime wedge)

Happy Thursday, y'all! Want to play: the new thursday-13


On a limb with Claudia said...

Wow. That's the recipe I sent you.... Man, I feel powerful.... ;)

Of course, since you're changing my entire home... and life....

This soup is fabulous! And I bet you had it before!


tommie said...

Claudia- this was our dinner tonight

marcia@joyismygoal said...

Oh my that sounds awesome

Janet said...

Want me to send you some fish sauce? Easy to find around here! I don't mind :-)

jehara said...

your picture reminds me of how my counter looked sunday when i was trying out a couple of indian recipes from vegetarian times. indian food is so yummy!

jenn said...

I've never tried anything with curry...but this sounds yummy.

Brenda ND said...

Boy, does that look good. It makes me hungry.

Monogram Queen said...

I loves me some Thai food! They have a great little restaurant in Oak Island, NC (where we stay at beach house) called Thai By The Sea. However I do not see myself as ever making any Thai at home. My hat is off to you!!!!!

Carmen Shirkey said...

I will leave the cooking to the experts. No matter what the recipe, I mess it up. :)

MamaGeek @ Works For Us said...

Oh this sounds so amazing Tommie but I fear this is WAY beyond my level!

Fleur de Lisa said...

My son is not a picky eater but he doesn't like curry. However, this sounds good to me!

Brandt! said...

too funny .. i saved this in my recipes to make sometime i know i must make it. It looks delicious!

Midwest Mommy said...

It sounds really good but I am not sure if I would like it. Now the Hubs, he loves curry. He would probably want seconds.

TavoLini said...

Looks great!!! Oh, and don't sweat the fish sauce--we got some and used it--only thing it did was make our house smell TERRIBLE for 3 days. Ugh!

Soup tastes fine without it ;)