Friday, January 23, 2009

Coconut Curry Chicken Soup - Not So Fat Fridays

I found this recipe in Cooking Light & it was love at first sight & I loved it even more when I tasted it. Thai has become one of my favorite foods & I find that I enjoy the curry flavor in Thai food more than any other cuisine. Even if you don't enjoy curry I highly recommend this soup. 

The red curry paste adds such an amazing flavor & is different from the yellow powder. Also, don't be taken back by the fish sauce. It's not something you taste in the soup but I am sure contributes to the overall excellence!!!!!!!

This is perfect for lunch, dinner, weeknight family or special occasion for company!!!!!



{Picture taken from Cooking Light. My picture will not load right now}

4 cups water
3 cups fresh spinach leaves
1/2 pound snow peas, trimmed & cut in half crosswise
1 (5 3/4-ounce) package pad thai noodles (wide rice stick noodles)
1 tablespoon canola oil
1/4 cup thinly sliced shallots
2 teaspoons red curry paste
1 1/2 teaspoons curry powder
1/2 teaspoon ground turmeric
1/2 teaspoon ground coriander
2 garlic cloves, minced
6 cups fat-free, less-sodium chicken broth
1 (13.5-ounce) can light coconut milk
2 1/2 cups shredded cooked chicken breast (about 1 pound)
1/2 cup chopped green onions
2 tablespoons sugar
2 tablespoons fish sauce
1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro
4 small hot red chiles, seeded and chopped, or 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper
7 lime wedges

1. Bring 4 cups water to a boil in a large saucepan. Add spinach & peas to pan; cook for 30 seconds. Remove vegetables from pan with a slotted spoon; place in a large bowl. Add noodles to pan; cook 3 minutes. Drain; add noodles to spinach mixture in bowl.

2. Heat canola oil in pan over medium-high heat. Add shallots & the next 5 ingredients (through garlic) to pan; sauté 1 minute, stirring constantly. Add chicken broth to pan, & bring to a boil. Add coconut milk to pan; reduce heat, & simmer 5 minutes. Add chicken, onions, sugar & fish sauce to pan; cook for 2 minutes. Pour chicken mixture over noodle mixture in bowl. Stir in cilantro & chiles. Serve with lime wedges.

{My Thoughts}

You can find the red curry paste & fish sauce in the ethnic section of your market. The red curry has such an excellent taste. I could not find the pad thai noodles individually so I had to buy an 8oz package which had a sauce packet in it (in ethnic section as well) & reserved the sauce for another use. 

I used rotisserie chicken, dried cilantro instead of fresh & used the red pepper flakes instead of red chiles. I also didn't serve with the lime wedges. This was not a spicy soup but did have a nice subtle kick. I wouldn't change a thing.

HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND EVERYONE!!!!!

42 comments:

Pat aka Posh said...

That looks so good but unfortunately I can't eat curry.. it makes me sick. I thought at first it was just what I'd ate then I tried it again several years later and it did the same thing. I wonder if its possible to make this with out the curry?

Smores for Breakfast said...

I loooove not so fat fridays! Perfect timing too, I'm out the door to the grocery store!

Scary Mommy said...

Thai food that doesn't have a billion calories? Love it!!!!

(And I just can't stop looking at pictures of that precious little puppy face.)

Mrs. Potts said...

I LOVE my Cooking Light cookbooks. I've been posting recipes from them lately. I'll have to hunt down this recipe since I love anything Thai, coconut and shrimp. YUM!

TattooedMinivanMom said...

Sorry babe, I love noodles but C don't talk Thai. (Seen Meet the Parents?) I can't do curry. But if I did, I'd do you...I mean yours.

Rachael said...

we love thai too!

KDLOST said...

My husband LOVES thai food. I am sort of on the fence about coconut (I think I am allergic...) but he absolutely would LOVE this. I betcha it would be good even without the coconut!! :) My hubby thanks you for posting this...and me too...
have a great weekend!!!

Rachel said...

I love coming here...I really do; makes my mouth water!!!

Have a fabulous weekend.

Coco said...

Yum. I don't like fish sauce at all. But will just use soy instead. Anything curry I will totally make.

Life with Kaishon said...

This looks scrumptious! I want to try it.

Kristina P. said...

I think that this is the first recipe you have posted I wouldn't make. I HATE curry.

CC said...

I made coconut curry chicken the other night. This looks fab too!

mommaof4wife2r said...

i want some...but alas, there is no time tonight. i'll just dream about it!

Lynette said...

A few things in there I am allergic too. And several that are not in my local store. Very small town. But I think I can take this and tweak it to my taste a bit more. Thanks for the ideas.

Pam said...

Thank you, thank you, thank you. I love Thai soups but they are always so fattening. I am so excited to try this recipe.

Briony said...

wow this sounds delicious...i am definitely gonna make this sometime soon!

love your blog! I found you through
Tabitha @ FreshMommy

Briony

3 Bay B Chicks said...

Not so fat Fridays keeps me coming back again and again. My family is also pleasantly suprised with my newfound discoveries! :)

Let's make my cyber-love for your blog official today. We're following!

-Francesca

Angela said...

Yum Steph! This looks so good for this time of year especially - when I need a wintertime pick me up!

Wifey Dessert said...

that looks so yummy!!! i love thai food too but i can never make it at home lol

Ally said...

Re: english bulldogs- Our doggie that is having the hip trouble is nearly 12, and that is OLD for a bulldog, so it's not terribly surprising that she is having a bit of hip trouble...We give her doggie aspirin and glucosamine. The absolute best thing you can do is make sure you are feeding your little guy a good brand of food- We use Iams, it makes a huge difference. Also you can buy those disposable cloths at the pet store to clean out his face wrinkles, our white bulldog gets SO DIRTY :) And I'm sure you've heard all about making sure they never get too hot or over-exert themselves-- in the summer we put ice in their water bowls to keep them cool.

Tabitha Blue said...

That looks delish!!! WOW, I would love to eat that picture right now!! The fish sauce does scare me a little though, haha.

It's always nice to see you stop by whenever you get a chance! And I'm not sure what's different about the pics but I do know if your mouse scrolls over a photo there's a white line under it. Oh well.

:)
~Tabitha~

freshmommyblog.com

Briony said...

daisy is a yorkie-poo, she is a cutie. she's my friends dog. i have a chocolate lab...i'll post some pics of her one of these days. she's an old-foggy now...all grey in the face, but still so loveable.
haha

Brenda said...

That looks fabulous again!

I left you a prize on my blog today, stop by and take a look!

Deb said...

Another amazing dish! I could go for a bowl of this for lunch today! Do you have delivery service?! Hope you have a fantastic day!

Jenny said...

LOVE it Steph! Healthy and colorful, just what I need right now! Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

Tam said...

Healthy...that is what I need in my life right NOW....healthy! Hope you had a great weekend!

Lynette said...

Hey thanks so much for the comment on my "funk" blog.
I had never thought of a sad movie to help me let out the overwhelming feeling outside.
Thanks for the idea!!!!

Sherry said...

Yum! This sounds scrumptious!! :D I love Thai food.

Thanks for sharing!

Rhea said...

Your blog makes me hungry. Always.

Maki said...

OMG, it's 2am and I'm getting hungry!! Looks soo yumzo!

Maria said...

The soup looks incredible!

Savvy Mode SG said...

i love coconut and curry. will try this. and not fattening at all, that is good for my diet.

Tiaras and Tantrums said...

I always love your recipes - I was just checking to see if I had everything to make this - b/c we love any type of chx curry in this house - and I ALWAYS use fish sauce in my chx curry! Alas, I am missing the fresh veggies and I know that IT needs those!! I wonder if just frozen peas would work?? maybe I will try it and let you know?? Because that looks so delicious!!!!!!!!

mydogumentary said...

Looks delicious! I have never tried coconut/curry! I should try to experiment sometime!

The Blonde Duck said...

That sounds so light and tasty!

Sweet Pea Chef said...

I love all food asian, this sounds amazing. I have never used curry paste, so I am going to try it!

Tam said...

Stalked over for the daily dish! Take care home you have a great week!

Woman Interrupted said...

I'm excited to try this recipe, but I can't find red curry paste. Does it come in a jar? I have looked at two different stores in the Asian food section. I found a powdered mix that I could sub in as a last resort.

Marcie said...

That looks yummy!!

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