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Bowl of spicy thai red curry soup with a spoon and fork.

Spicy Thai Red Curry Soup

Teri & Jenny
A delicious Spicy Thai Red Curry Soup with noodles and chicken. Make ahead the curry for an easy dinner. This Thai Red Curry soup also makes delicious leftovers!
5 from 7 votes
Prep Time 25 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 55 mins
Course dinner, lunch
Cuisine thai
Servings 4 people
Calories 923 kcal


  • 8 oz flat rice noodles medium width, same as used for Pad Thai
  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 3 tbsp minced shallots
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 tsp minced ginger
  • 2 Thai Chiles, split in half lengthwise
  • 5 tbsp red curry paste
  • cups chicken stock
  • 1 tbsp fish sauce
  • 30 oz coconut milk 2 cans
  • 3 makrut lime leaves or the juice of two limes
  • 1 cup baby corn cut into ½ inch pieces
  • 2 cups cooked shredded chicken
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • cilantro leaves
  • crispy shallots
  • lime wedges


  • Fill a large pot with water and bring to a boil.
  • Add noodles, cover and remove from heat. Allow noodles to soak/soften for about 8 to 10 minutes. Drain and set aside.
  • Pour oil into a large saucepan and place over medium-high heat.
  • Add shallots, garlic, ginger, chiles, and curry paste and sauté until fragrant, about 3 to 4 minutes.
  • Stir in chicken stock and fish sauce and bring to a boil, 2 to 3 minutes.
  • Reduce heat to medium heat and stir in coconut milk. Season with salt and pepper.
  • Gently crush makrut leaves in your hand and stir into the soup (or stir in lime juice).
  • Once the soup begins to simmer, 2 to 3 minutes, add baby corn and chicken and cook for 4 to 5 minutes. Add noodles and continue to simmer for 2 to 3 minutes. Discard chile halves.
  • Adjust seasonings and top with cilantro leaves and crispy shallots.
    Serve with lime wedges.


Serving: 1gCalories: 923kcalCarbohydrates: 73gProtein: 29gFat: 61gSaturated Fat: 48gCholesterol: 55mgSodium: 646mgPotassium: 907mgFiber: 3gSugar: 6gVitamin A: 3130IUVitamin C: 12mgCalcium: 90mgIron: 9mg
Keyword curry, noodles
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