Khao soi with chicken

Khao soi with chicken
  • Serves icon Serves 4
  • Time icon Hands-on time 25 min

This vibrant chicken noodle dish (khao soi) captures all of the bright, bold flavours of Thailand. Coconut milk, fish sauce and red curry paste are balanced with zingy fresh lime and the subtle sweetness of palm sugar.

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Nutrition: per serving

Calories
613kcals
Fat
25.1g (16.7g saturated)
Protein
40.6g
Carbohydrates
54g (3.9g sugars)
Fibre
4.4g
Salt
3.5g
Calories
613kcals
Fat
25.1g (16.7g saturated)
Protein
40.6g
Carbohydrates
54g (3.9g sugars)
Fibre
4.4g
Salt
3.5g

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 3 tbsp Thai red curry paste
  • 400ml coconut milk
  • 500g skinless free-range chicken breast, cut into bite-size pieces
  • 2 tbsp fish sauce
  • ½ tsp dark soy sauce
  • 1 tsp palm sugar (or brown sugar)
  • 4 nests dried egg noodles

To garnish

  • Chopped pickled cabbage – we used red cabbage
  • Chopped shallots
  • Chilli sauce, such as sriracha
  • Fresh coriander leaves
  • Lime wedges

Method

  1. Heat the oil in a medium saucepan over a high heat. Add the curry paste and stir-fry for a few seconds. Pour in the coconut milk and bring to the boil, then reduce the heat to medium and cook, stirring occasionally, until the red oil rises to the surface. Add the chicken and cook for 10 minutes or until cooked through.
  2. Add the fish sauce, dark soy sauce and palm/brown sugar, bring the mix to the boil, then turn off the heat. Taste it – it should be slightly salty but balanced.
  3. Cook the egg noodles until tender, according to the packet instructions, then drain and divide among serving bowls.
  4. Ladle the curry on top of the noodles, then garnish with the pickled cabbage, shallots, chilli sauce and coriander. Serve with lime wedges for squeezing.

delicious. tips

  1. This is best made fresh, but it will keep for up to 2 days in the fridge. To make it in advance, use boneless chicken thighs – they will stay more tender than breasts.

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  1. I thought the main dish was a little bit ordinary but the garnishes really made the whole dish come alive so do try and include them if you can.

  2. Easy and delicious. We used readymade curry paste but will try making our own next time. Would be good with rice too. The chopped shallots were a nice touch for added crunch. We didn’t bother with the pickled cabbage but am sure it would add a tasty contrasting texture too.

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