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chicken noodle soup

Chicken Noodle Soup - Curry Mee

Our favorite spin on chicken noodle soup. Restaurant quality flavors made at home.

Course Soup
Cuisine Asian
Keyword chicken noodle soup
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 415 kcal


  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 small onion minced
  • 1 tablespoon minced ginger
  • 1 tablespoon minced lemon grass I use the squeeze tubes found in the produce section
  • 3 medium cloves garlic minced
  • 1- 2 teaspoons depending on preferred heat, Vietnamese Chili Garlic Sauce, more for serving
  • ¾ pound chicken breast cut into bite-size pieces (vegetarian option - use portabella mushrooms)
  • 3 tablespoons curry powder
  • ½ teaspoon paprika
  • 1 can 14 ounces unsweetened coconut milk
  • 4 cups chicken or vegetable stock
  • ¼ teaspoon ground turmeric
  • 2 tablespoons fish sauce
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 9 ounces Asian noodles udon, soba, or vermicelli will work
  • Salt to taste
  • 3 tablespoons chopped cilantro
  • 2 scallions cut into thin rings
  • 2 shallots thinly sliced and deep fried in vegetable oil until brown (optional)
  • 2 limes quartered for serving (the limes make the soup - don't do without them!)


  1. In a medium pot, heat oil over medium heat.
  2. Add onion, ginger and lemon grass. Cook about 10 minutes, until softened. If starting to brown, turn down the heat.
  3. Add garlic and chili paste, stir until fragrant - about 1 minute.
  4. Turn the heat up to medium high and add the chicken. Saute for 1 minute.
  5. Add curry powder and paprika and stir to coat the chicken (or mushrooms).
  6. Add coconut milk, chicken stock, turmeric, fish sauce and sugar. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer until chicken is cooked through, about 5 minutes.
  7. While the chicken cooks, start the noodles following the package instructions. Rinse, drain and set aside.
  8. Taste the broth and adjust seasonings with salt.
  9. Divide noodles into large soup bowls. (store noodles separately for leftovers)
  10. When ready to serve, ladle hot broth over noodles.
  11. Top with cilantro, scallions and fried shallots.
  12. Serve with a squeeze of lime and additional chili paste.


adapted from an original recipe found on http://cooking.nytimes.com/
*The original recipe notes that the base can be thickened by adding a few boiled potatoes.

Nutrition Facts
Chicken Noodle Soup - Curry Mee
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 415
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.