Thai chicken soup with noodles is a coconut milk-based chicken soup. This soup is bursting with layers of amazing flavors. It’s light and creamy, sweet yet tart, salty and citrusy. This is a version of Tom Kha Gai but without the Galangal which is an important ingredient in Tom Kha Gai.
In this Thai chicken soup with noodles I try to use easy – to – find ingredients. If you can’t find fresh or frozen lemongrass try to find some lemongrass puree.
How to make Thai chicken soup with noodles
- Start by cutting the onion into slices.
- Crush the base of the lemongrass with a mortar or use a hammer. To crush the lemongrass brings out the flavour. Then chop the lemongrass.
- Peel and grate the ginger.
- In a medium pot add some olive oil and sauté the onion until it is translucent. Add a pressed garlic clove and continue to sauté. We want it to be transparent and not burn.
- Add green curry paste ginger (1 tablespoon is enough, but if you want it really spicy add a little more) and lemongrass.
- Next add hot water, chicken stock cube, fish sauce and a bay leaf and let it simmer to bring out the flavours.
- Then slice the raw chicken fillet into “bite-size”.
- Add 2 cans of coconut milk, the raw chicken fillet and the mushrooms to the soup.
- Let it simmer for 15 minutes.
- Finally remove the pot from the heat and add the lime juice.
- Boil the egg noodles according to the instructions on the package.
- Put some noodles in a soup bowl and pour some soup over. Top with freshly chopped cilantro and serve.
You can heat the soup again but keep the noodles separately.
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