Sunday, October 14, 2012

Thai'd Up Chicken Noodle Soup Recipe - #SundaySupper Comfort FoodFavorites

When I saw that Lee Woodruff,  a contributor to "CBS This Morning." was the host of this week's #SundaySupper, I have to admit I geeked out some. I have followed Lee for quite sometime. She is truly an inspiration, a best selling author and co-founder of ReMIND.org, a national nonprofit which she co-founded with her husband, Bob Woodruff,  the ABC News Anchor who was critically injured in Iraq in 2006. ReMind.org helps ensure our nation’s injured service members, veterans and their families return to a homefront ready to support them.

Lee's Sunday Supper is all about Comfort Food Favorites. As a Southern girl, I had a hard time with the decision of what to make. Normally, I would do my Grandma's Mac & Cheese and Fried Chicken or my Nanny's Swedish Meatballs. Yet I wanted to do something a little healthier. Nothing screams comfort to me like a big bowl of Chicken Noodle Soup. I'm not talking normal Chicken and Noodle Soup either - I put a Thai spin on this classic dish. This dish is perfect when you are feeling sick. The spice of the garlic and red pepper will clear your sinuses. If you have a sore throat, back down on the heat.

Thai Chicken Noodle Soup

Ingredients:
6 cups chicken broth
2 cups de-boned and de-skinned rotisserie chicken
1+ stalk lemongrass., finely sliced and minced (I used two, but I love lemongrass)
1 bay leaf
2" fresh ginger, grated
3 large carrots, sliced
1 stalk celery, sliced
1 red chili, minced (or a milder pepper)
3 cloves garlic, minced
1/4 cup fresh lime juice
2 Tbsp. fish sauce
1/3 cup light coconut milk
White pepper (to taste)
1 hand full of chopped Cilantro
Thai rice noodles (I used Pho)
Sriracha to taste (optional)
  1. Start off by making a good chicken broth. If you do not have the time to do this, you can use store bought, which is what I used for this recipe. Just make sure to get the low sodium! 
  2. Put your chicken broth into a large pan and add your minced lemongrass, bay leaf, ginger, carrots, celery. Bring to a boil and back to a simmer. 
  3. Cover and cook for one hour. While your soup is cooking, de-bone and de-skin your chicken. You will only need 2 cups for this recipe so you can use the leftovers for something else! Cover and refrigerate while the soup is simmering.
  4. After the soup simmers for an hour, add the fish sauce, coconut milk, pepper and chicken. Simmer while you cook your noodles, as directed. Just be careful not to over cook them. 
  5. Add your cooked noodles to the soup mixture. Taste to see if it is too spicy (add some sugar) or not spicy enough (and some sriacha).
  6. Place into a big soup bow and garnish with cilantro
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84 comments:

  1. Oh Megan, this soup looks so good! The hubby will love this recipe.

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    1. Thanks Veronica!!!! It is my man's favorite soup :) He actually requests that I make it (which is random because he thinks I cook soup too much).

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  2. I heart soup. I heart this soup!! Thanks for sharing!

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  3. What a hearty and wholesome soup, Megan! yum!

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  4. Love your title. I'm with Claire--anything with Siracha sauce is fine with me. Nice flavors in the recipe.

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    1. Thank you Alaiyo! I always have a bottle of Siracha in my fridge. Although I am a wimp when it comes to spices, I love the flavor!

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  5. Yes! Love the spice in this soup! Sounds amazing!

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  6. YUM! I already love chicken noodle soup in general, but Thai flavors added to it is such a good idea ;)

    Can I come over for a bowl of this goodness? Haha!

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    1. Of course you can!!! I will save you some next time I make it!

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  7. I love homemade chicken soup and it is definitely a comfort food in my family also.

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    1. I agree Arlene, nothing better than a big bowl of chicken noodle soup when you are feeling blue!

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  8. I love, love, love Asian soups and this looks so good!!

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    1. Thanks Tara! You will love this recipe then :)

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  9. I am just so glad that I am not the only one that geeks out!

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    1. I am a little geeky :) Great #SundaySupper this week!

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  10. A spicy variation of chicken noodle soup! Sounds delicious!

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  11. This sounds so good! I love the heat going on in this soup! I love fresh lemongrass also...adds such a unique fresh flavor. Thank you for sharing!

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    1. Thank you Amy! I agree about the lemongrass. It is one of my favorite flavors!

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  12. Not only does this sound delicious, you're using one my favorite tricks in cooking--a rotisserie chicken! While they're always good straight, I love finding new ways to use them, so thanks!

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    1. Thanks Anne! I love cooking w/ a rotisserie chicken, saves so much time!

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  13. I really enjoy Thai and your Thai-inspired soup sounds so good!

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  14. I like the Thai spin on your chicken noodle soup. Mouthwatering!

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  15. OMG, Iove that you took chicken soup up a notch! Awesome idea and so inventive! Love this! I am definitely going to try this!

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    1. Thanks Alice!! It is one of my favorite recipes!

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  16. This looks delicious! I love the addition of lemongrass. Will be trying this very soon. :)

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    1. I LOVE lemongrass - it is the best flavor and really turns the broth into an amazing thing. Thanks for the comment!

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  17. This soup sounds extremely flavorful. I love the Thai inspiration.

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    1. Thanks Jennie! I haven't made plain chicken and noodle soup since I made this.

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  18. Is is a soup I would run for! Yummm!

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  19. What a pretty soup! It sounds yummy too.

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  20. This looks so good and I love the spin you put on it. Can I just say I'm totally distracted by the Minnie pic.

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    1. LOL thanks Kim - it was from one of the Disney race weekends. I always dress up to run their races!

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  21. I so love this twist! I've never had anything like this, but I'm definitely saving for my winter soup marathons!

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    1. Thanks Brandie! It gives Chicken noodle soup a special kick. Very good!

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  22. Oh my gosh! Love the Thai spin. Anything with coconut milk is a winner in my book. I think this might be the first chicken noodle soup that I actually LOVE.

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    1. I can't wait to hear what you thought of it!

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  23. Oh, I could use a big bowl of this comfort right now, I've been battling cold/flu for a week now. This would hit the spot!

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    1. Oh no Heather! Hope you feel better. This is a great flu soup :)

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  24. Love the Thai spin on this classic. We love Thai food here, my husband will love this!

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    1. Thank you Erin! It is a man approved soup!

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  25. I'm sitting here feeling ill and this looks like what I need to feel better.

    Thanks,

    Erin - ekcantcook.blogspot.com

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  26. Loving your thai-inspired soup! What a fabulous idea! I'm going to add it to my list ;)

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    1. Thanks Amber! Let me know what you think of it.

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  27. Ahh! You are the only other person I've heard of to put some heat in their chicken noodle soup when they are sick! And Sriracha, even better! Usually I just put some hot sauce, but Sriracha is such a favorite of mine that I can't believe I never added it before!

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    1. I started it with adding ginger and realized I loved it. I then took it to the next level w/ thai spices and coconut soup. It's kinda of like a Thai Laksa and Chicken Noodle Soup had a baby!

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  28. I love your Thai twist on such a classic dish. I too think adding heat to a dish when you are ill is just what you need to sooth away the sickies. :)

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  29. Mmmmmm....this has to be one of my favorite soups!!! I adore Thai inspired dishes...and I'd love to have an extra batch of this in my freezer for a chilly day or when I have the sniffles :)

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    1. It is awesome! You can make the broth part and not add the noodles in until right before you eat so you always have fresh noodles!

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  30. This is my kind of chicken noodle soup! Yum!

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    1. It's my only chicken noodle soup now!

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  31. Looks delicious. Cute name for the recipe, too!

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    1. Thanks!! I had too much wine when I named it, LOL. I get so creative after the second glass........

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    1. Thanks Kristin! Can't wait to try out your hot Dr. Pepper!

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  33. I love this soup, especially the Thai twist (Thai is one of my favorite Asian Cuisines)!

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    1. Thanks Martin! I love Thai and Vietnamese cuisine. I honestly think I could live off of both.

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  34. Mmmmm! This looks fantastic! I love coconut milk in chicken soup.

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  35. I love your Asian take on a tradition dish. I love Thai food so this is a must try for me! I'm in love with the Thai flavors. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Thanks Sarah, me too! I love Vietnamese as well. I could eat Pho everyday!

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  36. Oh I love the Thai twist!! I rarely eat Thai, so seeing this makes it extra exciting (one of those I never have it so it's a special treat kind of thing). Pinning :)

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    1. Oh you must eat more Thai! It is simple to make at home too.

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  37. my daughter loves thai she will go crazy for this!

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    1. Thanks Cindy! How old is your daughter? I didn't realize I liked Thai until I was in my mid twenties. My flavor profile is so different & diverse than 10 years ago.

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  38. I have been trying alot more Thai lately. I wish I could find the lemongrass, but this soup sounds great!

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    1. Try an Asian market or oriental grocery store. I never find it in a chain store. If not, I know they make it in a tube. Not the same as fresh, but pretty close!

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  39. Coconut milk and Lemongrass? Oh, yum!

    Jamie @ www.mamamommymom.com

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    1. Yes! It's my favorite flavor combo!

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  40. Love Love Thai soups and this one is loaded with flavor and yumminess ! Will be making this once I get the Thai craving next. Have to stock up on lemon grass :)

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  41. I think it's so interesting how every culture has it's own chicken noodle soup recipe. I've got a can of coconut milk in the cupboard and think this is the recipe to use it on!

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