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What could be better than chicken and noodles or chicken noodle soup for a bad day? Even if your having a great day and just want the extra protection mom's Thai chicken noodles and noodle soup recipe will do the trick. It's extra easy so you don't have to spend much energy and is full of color and flavor. You can just increase the amount of sauce you use to make it soupier.
Background Content: This dish is fantastic any time of year. It comes from the tropics, so it doesn't have to be flu season for this chicken noodle or noodle soup dish.
This was inspired by my other recipe, Spicy, and Sour Instant Pot Yellow Curry, on this site, and pairs well with any whole grain/healthy rice. I actually thought I was buying the sour curry paste, but actually stumbled into something new. My Thai, mother-in-law, knew exactly how to use it. It's this Maesri Thai noodle sauce, that I actually bought.
The instructions on the can just say how to make the noodles. Adding the coconut milk, onions, peppers, and the chicken was all mom's idea. I'm trying to get her to start buying whole grain, brown rice noodles. That may be a trip to Thailand and helping her find them at the supermarket to make that happen.
- Chicken breast
- Maesri Thai Namya Noodle Sauce
- Fresh Thai chili peppers
- Green onions
- Brown Rice Noodles
- Coconut milk
See recipe card for quantities.
You will need to cook and strain your noodles first. You can use whatever kind of noodles you like. If you want to go with the theme of this website, whole-grain noodles are your healthiest choice. Make sure the first ingredient is whole-grain, not enriched, refined, wheat, that is not whole grain.
Cook and strain the noodles and set aside.
Chop the chicken, onions and get the noodle sauce and lite coconut milk ready to go.
Heat the coconut milk and water if you want to make it a soup and then add the noodle sauce paste, once it's ready.
Serve over noodles, garnished with green onions, cilantro, and pepper if you want.
Add in the chicken breast and stir-fry until cooked through and then add in the vegetables and repeat.
Hint: If you are serving for more than yourself, you can leave the peppers on the side as an option. Some people will avoid Thai food for the rest of their life after getting a pepper on accident. It doesn't have to be spicy.
If you know how to make the recipe fit a certain diet, let the reader know here. Don't fake it - only provide guidance on topics you have actual experience with.
- Water - instead of coconut milk, water has less saturated fat. Even light coconut milk has saturated fat. If you have a heart condition you might be sensitive to that.
- Cilantro - use basil, parsley, or whatever you want as a topping if you are one of those people who doesn't like cilantro
- Vegetarian - chicken can be replaced with tofu or just don't add a protein.
- Rice - You can use rice instead of noodles. Brown or long grain please, they're healthier.
Even if your guests say they can handle spicy foods, this is a different level of spicy. We've had people not be able to handle it before who thought they could.
Giving the visitor ideas on how they can change this recipe to better suit their dinner guests, or their cultural cuisine, is a great way to increase the chances they make the recipe
- Spicy - add Thai chili pepper flakes while cooking to imbue heat into the dish, or just more fresh peppers.
- Deluxe - add lots more vegetables, like a supreme pizza.
- Kid friendly - add crushed potato chips (ketchup chips!)
See this spicy version of this recipe on my website! (placeholder for in-content link)
Depending on what kind of stove you have, you may use a wok or skillet. A wok is better over a fire and a skillet has more surface contact with the heating elements on electric. You can achieve the same thing, either way.
You can freeze this if you want. We just let it marinate a little longer in the fridge if it survives the day and sometimes it's even better after.
Really do your best to avoid simple carbohydrates like cheap ramen or other noodles. They are hard on your body in several ways. They contribute to the development of diabetes and turn into fat faster than whole grain for starters.
Thai Mom's Easy Thai Chicken Noodles and Noodle Soup Recipe
- 1 Wok or skillet
- 1 Strainer
- 1 Pound Chicken breast Chopped into bite-sized pieces
- 1 Can Maesri Thai Namya Noodle Sauce
- 5 Thai peppers Optional
- 2 tablespoon Green onions Sliced
- 1 Cup Brown Rice Noodles Whole grain
- 2 Cups Light Coconut Milk Or water
Cooking the Noodles
- Bowl a couple cups of water.
- Cook the noodles to desired level and strain them, then set aside.
Cooking the Sauce or Soup
- On medium-high heat, cook the coconut milk, double the milk or substitute water and double the amount if you want soup.
- Add in the noodle sauce paste and mix in.
- Add in the chicken and the vegetables and cook until cooked through.
- Serve over noodles and garnish with cilantro, onions, and peppers if you like it spicy.
We sometimes take for a granted that we have years (or decades) of cooking experience, that the average visitor may not. Add to, or remove from, the list below with health and safety tips.
- Cook to a minimum temperature of 165 °F (74 °C)
- Do not use the same utensils on cooked food, that previously touched raw meat
- Wash hands after touching raw meat
- Don't leave food sitting out at room temperature for extended periods
- Never leave cooking food unattended
- Use oils with high smoking point to avoid harmful compounds
- Always have good ventilation when using a gas stove
If you like Thai noodles, try one of these recipes!
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