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Coconut Chicken Noodle Broth

Posted on June 30, 2010 by in Chicken

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Coconut Chicken Noodle Broth! The flavor and textures in this broth is unreal. Creamy coconut milk, the intense heat from the curry paste and the chilies and not to mention the different textures that awaits you in a bowl of this delicious broth.

Coconut Chicken Noodle Broth for this country girl from South Africa, who grew up with hearty bean and vegetable soups, was a strange concept. However, I am beginning to like the flavors of the Orient more and more…..
Thai and Vietnamese cooking are very similar because both cuisines are greatly admired for the freshness of the ingredients and for the healthy eating styles.
In Vietnamese cuisine, the most popular meats are pork, chicken, fish, and a vast variety of seafood. The Vietnamese also have a strong vegetarian tradition influenced by Buddhist values.
Other than fish sauce, soy sauce, rice,  herbs, fruits and vegetables, Vietnamese recipes use a diverse range of herbs, including  mint, lemongrass Vietnamese mint,coriander and Thai basil leaves. It took me a while to get used to not cooking with salt, pepper and other typical Western condiments and spices, but once you get the hang of it, Vietnamese and Thai dishes will find their way to your table more and more regularly!

You can use raw chicken as this recipe stipulates, but if you are pressed for time, left-over cooked chicken breasts worked just as well, in which case this recipe takes about 15 minutes from prep to plate. Come one, you try it. I cannot think of a more delicious way to get my family  to eat so many vegetables in one sitting!

Vietnamese Coconut  Chicken and Noodle Broth

Serves 4


4 chicken breasts – cooked
vegetable oil
1 packet sugar snap peas – about 150 g
300 g rice noodles
1 small packet baby spinach – about 80 g
1 packet bean sprouts – 125 g
125 ml coriander or basil  – chopped


1 packet red spring onions – chopped
1 clove of garlic – crushed
2cm piece fresh ginger – cut in thin strips
1-2 T red curry paste
4 cups chicken stock
1 can coconut cream
1 – 2 T fish sauce
juice of 1 lime
1 T brown sugar
1 piece of lemon grass – crushed to release flavor
a few enoki mushrooms
1 red chili – sliced

Shred the chicken in very this strips. Heat up your wok, add some oil and fry the salad onions and curry paste. Add the other broth ingredients and simmer for 10 minutes. Now add the sugar snaps and cook for another minute. Toss in the rice noodles, spinach, mushrooms and chicken and and just allow to reheat. Spoon into bowls and serve with the bean sprouts, sliced chili and chopped coriander.

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17 Responses to “Coconut Chicken Noodle Broth”

  1. Rhyleysgranny 30 June 2010 at 9:05 am #

    I can't tell you how fresh and delicious this looks. Perfect. Your photographs are amazing. What camera do you use?

  2. ♥peachkins♥ 30 June 2010 at 10:14 am #

    WOW! and I mean WOW!

  3. Marisa 30 June 2010 at 12:20 pm #

    This looks so fresh & flavourful! I'm a big fan of asian food – *bookmarked*

  4. bellini valli 30 June 2010 at 1:38 pm #

    Pass me the chopsticks Nina:D

  5. katerina 1 July 2010 at 2:27 am #

    I love enoki mushrooms but sometimes they are so hard to find! Your soup looks amazing.

  6. Mary 1 July 2010 at 5:52 pm #

    What a beautiful noodle bowl. This looks and sounds amazing and your pictures of it are terrific. I hope you are having a great day. Blessings…Mary

  7. Jeanne @ CookSister! 1 July 2010 at 7:00 pm #

    Oh Nina – that's perfectly gorgeous!! And those are my favourite flavours, all together in one bowl 🙂

  8. My Carolina Kitchen 2 July 2010 at 2:02 pm #

    Nina, that is one gorgeous dish. Very fresh.

  9. Koek! 2 July 2010 at 2:05 pm #

    Mmmm, that looks lovely. I wish those pretty, delicate mushrooms weren't so expensive though…

  10. Kevin 4 July 2010 at 1:05 pm #

    That looks so fresh and good!

  11. Jann 5 July 2010 at 7:36 pm #

    This is one of my favorite dishes when I eat out~I am so glad to have the recipe to add to my collection! Your photos are breath taking!

  12. Pascale 8 July 2010 at 7:11 pm #

    Hi Nina
    Thanks for visiting Extra-Relish. This is my visit to your blog and it's fab! This recipe looks so yummy. See you soon. Pascale

  13. Forage 9 July 2010 at 5:05 pm #

    Hey your pics are really getting very very good. Well done! I can smell the lovely flavours. Going to have to make it with some firm smoked tofu for my lot ; ) Looks wholesome. Poached chicken is really very underrated. Made some today for a shoot with a zingy spicy Peanut sauce which if you like PNut is a must. XX

  14. Anonymous 16 July 2010 at 1:32 pm #

    This looks and sounds amazing and your pictures of it are terrific.


  15. Ingrid 14 December 2010 at 12:27 am #

    I'm game for anything with coconut!

  16. leana 22 March 2011 at 9:50 am #

    you are killing me. that. looks. so. good. xo


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