Saturday, January 7, 2012

Thai Chicken Noodle Soup

IMG_2855eIt’s Crazy Cooking Challenge time again!  Each month our hostess, Tina of Moms Crazy Cooking challenges the participating bloggers to search non-celebrity blogs looking for the ultimate recipe of the month.  We are then to make and feature that recipe and the blog where we found it.  This month the challenge was to find the ultimate chicken noodle soup recipe.  I almost passed on participating this month because my mind wasn’t thinking past traditional chicken noodle soup which isn’t a favorite for me as I generally strain the noodle out so to just enjoy the soup.  As a rule noodles in soup isn’t a favorite and now with Maisie’s food allergies, well I just wasn’t feeling the challenge.  Then I saw a recipe for Thai Chicken Noodle Soup on Lesa’s blog Edesia's Notebook and I knew I had found the ultimate chicken noodle soup recipe and I just had to make it.  Lesa’s soup looked delicious and simple to make and with a few little changes I knew that it could be made “Maisie safe,” delicious and perfect for us…and it was.  Maisie loved the soup as I made it and Eammon and I enjoyed it spiced up a bit with a squirt of Sriracha.  Mild or spiced up, this IS the ultimate chicken noodle soup.

My previous Crazy Cooking Challenge entries:
Mac & Cheese Challenge: Velvety Mac & Cheese
Chocolate Chip Cookie Challenge: Chocolate Chip Gingersnaps
Mashed Potato Challenge: Aloo Tikki
Fudge Challenge: Biscoff Fudge 

IMG_2851eThai Chicken Noodle Soup (Adapted from here)

1 TBS peanut oil
2 carrots, julienned
4 cloves garlic, minced
1 TBS fresh grated ginger
1 tsp dried lemon grass powder 
1/2 tsp turmeric 
1/2 tsp red pepper powder 
4 cups Cheaters Chicken Soup 
3/4 cup lite coconut milk 
1/2 cup creamy peanut butter 
1 lb cooked chicken meat (I used the meat from when I made my “Rotisserie” Chicken and Cheaters Chicken Soup)
3 oz dry vermicelli rice noodles, prepared according to package directions
1 TBS sugar
2 TBS fresh chopped cilantro
2 TBS fish sauce
Salt and pepper to taste

In a medium stockpot, heat the oil over medium heat.  Add the carrots and cook until slightly softened.  Add the garlic and ginger and cook for 1 minute until it is fragrant.  Add the lemon grass powder, turmeric and red pepper powder and stir fry it for 1 minute.  Add the chicken broth, coconut milk, peanut butter, chicken meat and cooked noodles.  Bring to a low boil, cover, and simmer for 15 minutes.  Stir in the sugar, cilantro and fish sauce.  Season with salt and pepper.  Serve and add Sriracha to taste.




  1. I LOVE Thai chicken noodle soup! If I hadn't already had a version on my blog, I would have made this for the challenge. Yours looks wonderful.

  2. Love all those flavors you've got going on in that soup, Lisa! Looks fabulous. Stopping over from CCC to say hey!

  3. Wow, so much incredible flavor going on here. Happy CCC - hope you'll visit my post for Southwestern Chicken Noodle Soup (#48).


  4. Your soup looks great, and I'm sure it tastes great too!
    Alyssa #28

  5. Yours look really creamy, yet curry-ish, must be the peanut butter! Looks good too! x

  6. I've never had Thai food, but this looks really good!

  7. Hi, visiting from the CCC(#43). Thanks for stopping by my place and commenting! Of all the soup I've seen so far, I would LOVE to try yours 1st! We are just experimenting with Thai cooking at our house and your soup looks wonderful!

  8. What a unique Chicken Noodle Soup recipe for the challenge. Sounds amazing!

  9. I bet lemongrass powder adds a great flavour. I have to find out where to get that.

  10. Love this Thai chicken noodle soup. I would never have thought to use peanut butter in a chicken soup. Sounds luscious.

  11. Wow, so cool that you used one of my recipes! I love the additions you made to it. Sounds wonderful!

  12. Hi Lisa. You are one of my favorites. I love what you come up with including this recipe. I made a Thai recipe also. I love the peanut butter.

  13. Lisa

    Very creative twist on Chicken Noodle Soup.

    I have never tried thai or many thai flavors. This soup may be a good place to start.

  14. Looks delicious! Thanks for stopping by my blog!

  15. I love the lemongrass in your soup!!! Also, Sriracha makes everything taste better. Awesome Thai chicken noodle!

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  17. This looks so incredible! I love all the ingredients. I'll be trying this very soon! Thanks!

  18. Yum, now why didn't I think to look in the asian section for gluten free noodles?

  19. LOVE Thai! Actually looked at a Thai chicken noodle soup recipe before deciding on the Creamy Roasted Chicken Noodle Soup. This will be a MUST try!

  20. What a fun looking soup! I'm loving the bright colors! Looks great!

  21. I love anything with Thai flavours - this looks like a good filling soup too. Perfect for winter!

  22. Yum! I love your version of Thai Chicken Noodle Soup! Perfect recipe for the Crazy Cooking Challenge! :)

  23. Lisa this was on the top of my list of soups to visit when I looked at the collection of soups because I LOVE thai food! Your soup sounds absolutely fantastic :)

  24. I have never seen lemongrass powder before - how interesting :)

  25. Looks tasty....I love Thai food!!! Where do you find lemongrass powder?

  26. Yum! I almost did a Thai version and looking at your makes me wish I had!

  27. Love the color in this soup, as it gives it a rich, hearty looking appearance.

  28. I buy dried lemon grass at the local international market but if you click on the lemon grass link in my recipe you'll be able to purchase it.

  29. Love that you stuck with us and participated! Looks great!

    I made Creamy Chicken Noodle Soup! #1 in the linky party, come by and visit if you get the chance!

    Thanks again for participating in my challenge!

  30. I love that it has Thai flavors and peanut butter. I absolutely adore that combination. Thanks for sharing!

  31. One of my son's favorite meals is Thai Peanutty Chicken....I know he would think this is fantabulous!

  32. Oh yum, it looks so thick and delicious!

  33. What a colorful and delicious looking soup!


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