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Thai Chicken and Noodle Curry

Serves 4 to 6

Total Time
45 mins

Thai Chicken and Noodle Curry is your go-to recipe when you need a chicken and noodle fix--with a kick. The secret ingredient in Thai Chicken and Noodle Curry is the curry paste, originally from Malaysia and now popular all over northern Thailand. It keeps in the fridge for months, and once you have it, you can whip up this recipe any time. Use the larger amount if you like heat.

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Photo: Annabelle Breakey
 10 ounce wide rice noodles
 2 teaspoons vegetable oil
 2 tablespoons minced garlic
 1/4 cup minced shallots
 12 ounces boned, skinned chicken breast, thinly sliced crosswise
 1 1/2 tablespoons panang curry paste, such as Mae Ploy brand*
 1 can (14 oz.) coconut milk, divided
 1 tablespoon sugar
 1 tablespoon lime juice
 1 tablespoon reduced-sodium soy sauce
 1 tablespoon Thai or Vietnamese fish sauce
 1/2 cup sliced green onions
 1/2 cup cilantro leaves and small sprigs
 1/2 cup Thai basil* leaves and small sprigs
 1 lime, cut into wedges
Step 1

Bring a medium pot of water to a boil. Add noodles and cook until softened, about 4 minutes. Drain and rinse with cold water. Set aside.

Step 2

Heat oil in a wok or large frying pan over high heat. Add garlic and shallots and cook until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Add chicken, curry paste, and half the coconut milk. Stir well to dissolve paste and boil until liquid is slightly reduced, about 5 minutes. Stir in remaining coconut milk, the sugar, lime juice, soy sauce, and fish sauce, then bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer until liquid is slightly thicker, 2 to 3 minutes more.

Step 3

Add noodles, toss to coat, and cook a few minutes until hot, stirring often. Pour mixture into a serving bowl. Sprinkle with green onions, cilantro, and basil. Serve with lime wedges.

Step 4

*Find in grocery stores' Asian foods aisle, at Asian markets, or on Use regular basil if Thai isn't available.

Nutrition Facts

Servings 0

Amount Per Serving
Calories 414Calories from Fat 38
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 18g28%

Saturated Fat 13g65%
Cholesterol 36mg12%
Sodium 526mg22%
Total Carbohydrate 50g17%

Dietary Fiber 0.6g3%
Protein 14g29%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.