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Asian Chicken Noodle Soup

  • Author: Dulcia
  • Total Time: 45min
  • Yield: 6 1x



2 tablespoons olive oil
1 pound boneless chicken thighs (may substitute breasts or rotisserie chicken)
1 onion, diced
2 medium carrots, sliced
24 tablespoons red curry paste
1 tablespoon freshly grated ginger
4 garlic cloves, minced
5 cups low sodium chicken broth
2 (14 oz) cans quality coconut milk
2 tablespoons low sodium soy sauce
2 tablespoons fish sauce
2 tablespoons brown sugar
56 kaffir lime leaves
3 tablespoons minced Thai or regular basil (or 1 tablespoon dried)
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
8 oz. cremini mushrooms, sliced
1 red bell pepper, chopped
1 cup chopped bite-size cauliflower florets
3 oz. rice vermicelli/thin rice noodles/sticks broken into pieces
1/4 cup chopped cilantro
23 tablespoons fresh lime juice
1 1/2 teaspoons sriracha or more to taste

Crushed peanuts
Chopped cilantro
Lime juice


1️⃣ Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a large Dutch oven/soup pot over medium-high heat. Sear the chicken on both sides, approximately 2 minutes per side. Remove chicken to a plate but leave the drippings. 🍗

2️⃣ Add onions and carrots to the drippings and sauté over medium-high heat for 4 minutes. Add curry paste, ginger, garlic; sauté for 2 minutes or until the onions are softened. 🥕

3️⃣ Add the chicken back to the pot. Add the chicken broth, coconut milk, soy sauce, fish sauce, kaffir lime leaves, basil, brown sugar, salt, and pepper. 🍲

4️⃣ Bring to a boil then reduce heat to medium-low. Gently simmer for 15 minutes or until chicken is tender enough to easily shred. 🔥

5️⃣ Remove the chicken and let rest until cool enough to shred. Meanwhile, add the mushrooms, bell peppers, cauliflower, and rice noodles to the pot. Simmer approximately 5 minutes OR just until your noodles are short of al dente. 🍜

6️⃣ Stir in the shredded chicken, cilantro, lime juice, and sriracha. 🌿

7️⃣ Discard the kaffir lime leaves. Taste and add additional sriracha for spicier or lime juice for tangier. If you would like a less “chunky” soup, stir in additional broth or coconut milk. 🌶️

8️⃣ Garnish individual servings with crushed peanuts and/or cilantro and freshly squeezed lime juice to taste. 🥜🍋

  • Prep Time: 15min
  • Cook Time: 30min


  • Calories: 320 Kcal