Monday, August 29, 2011

Spicy Asian Chicken Noodle Soup

It's so unfair, we barely had a summer and now the evenings are getting shorter and the next round of coughs, colds & sniffs have begin.  With that in mind, I thought I'd put last night's roast chicken leftovers to some good theraputic use.  It's a well known fact that chicken soup cures all ailments and this spicy Asian version will certainly bring some heat to your aching bones.

Now, I fully declare my dislike of peppers and coriander (shudder) so they're not included in this, or any recipe I write.  But don't let me put you off - I'm sure that both would be a great addition to the soup... just don't ask me to taste it.  If you want a milder soup, scale down the curry paste - my quantities will leave your tongue tingling, so just use half.  You can always increase it if you're feeling brave.  If you want extra noodles, add two packets.  If you want a creamy soup, add coconut milk.  This is a pretty flexible recipe so don't feel you have to follow it exactly.  All I would recommend is to cut your vegetables into thin pieces & have everything ready to go - the cooking time is pretty short because the chicken is already cooked - this makes sure everything cooks evenly.

Spicy Asian Chicken Noodle Soup

1.5 litres boiling Water
1 tbsp Knorr Touch of Taste
3 tsp Thai Yellow Curry Paste
1 Red Onion, finely sliced
1 Pak Choi, shredded
2 Carrots, peeled into wide shreds
75g Mushrooms, finely sliced
250g Cooked Chicken, shredded
150g Thai Ribbon Noodles
2 Spring Onions, shredded

Using your largest pot, bring the water to the boil, add the stock & curry paste and reduce to a simmer for 2 minutes.

Add the red onion & simmer for 2 minutes

Add the rest of the vegetables and cook for a further 2-3 minutes.

Add the chicken & noodles and simmer for 2-3 minutes.

Serve, with a sprinking of the spring onions on top.


  1. So pleased to see an Asian recipe with no chillies, as I can't abide them. This soup will go down a treat in our house. Looks really filling too.

  2. Nigella has a gorgeous tom yam soup with prawns, mushrooms and chillies - it's my go-to soup for when I need a pick-me-up. You should try it. This soup looks great too though!

  3. Sharon - it's on my neverending list of "things I must make". I'll tackle it after holidays!

  4. That looks yummy. Love Asian soups.I do a curry coconut chicken version that my whole family seems to enjoy. Thankfully:)

  5. Best served when steaming hot. It is a great meal for a cold evening.