Spicy Chicken-Coconut Noodle Soup

Rice noodles come in many widths. Pick your favorite for this delicious Thai-inspired soup.

Spicy Chicken-Coconut Noodle Soup in bowls
Photo: Jason Donnelly
Total Time:
30 mins
10 cups


  • 2 tablespoon vegetable oil

  • 1 cup thinly sliced fresh button mushrooms

  • ½ cup chopped onion

  • 2 tablespoon grated fresh ginger

  • 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper

  • 6 cup reduced-sodium chicken broth

  • 2 cup coarsely shredded cooked chicken

  • 1 14 ounce can unsweetened coconut milk

  • 1 ¼ cup red bell pepper strips

  • 2 tablespoon fish sauce

  • 4 ounce dried maifun brown rice or white rice noodles, broken

  • 3 tablespoon lime juice

  • 2 tablespoon chopped fresh cilantro

  • Green onion strips and/or lime wedges (optional)


  1. In a 5- to 6-qt. Dutch oven heat oil over medium. Add mushrooms, onion, ginger, and crushed red pepper; cook 5 minutes or until vegetables are tender, stirring occasionally.

  2. Add next five ingredients (through fish sauce). Bring to boiling. Stir in noodles; reduce heat. Simmer 2 to 4 minutes or just until noodles are tender. Stir in lime juice and cilantro. If desired, top servings with green onions and/or serve with lime wedges.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

341 Calories
19g Fat
21g Carbs
19g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 341
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 19g 24%
Saturated Fat 11g 55%
Cholesterol 42mg 14%
Sodium 1104mg 48%
Total Carbohydrate 21g 8%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 19g
Vitamin C 36.5mg 183%
Calcium 36mg 3%
Iron 2.2mg 12%
Potassium 476mg 10%
Folate, total 30.9mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.3mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.4mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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