Gluten-Free Thai Chicken Noodle Soup Recipe

Gluten-Free Thai Chicken Noodle Soup Recipe

If you like chicken noodle soup, you'll love this fragrant, flavorful and slightly creamy version of a universal classic made with rice noodles.
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  • Serves: 6 persons



  1. Step 1

    Gather the ingredients.
  2. Step 2

    Bring a large pot of water to just below a boil and add the noodles. Remove from heat and allow noodles to sit 5 to 8 minutes, or until soft but still chewy (" al dente ").
  3. Step 3

    Drain and rinse briefly with cold water to keep from sticking.
  4. Step 4

    Using a large soup pot, bring chicken stock to a boil over high heat. Add the chicken, lemongrass, galangal or ginger, carrot, whole lime leaves (plus chicken or turkey bones, if available). Boil on high for 1 minute, then turn the heat down to medium and cover with a lid.
  5. Step 5

    Allow soup to simmer for 5 to 6 more minutes, adding bok choy when chicken is nearly cooked.
  6. Step 6

    While continuing to simmer the soup, add the chili, garlic, lime juice, and 2 tablespoons fish sauce. Stir well.
  7. Step 7

    Turn heat down to a minimum and add the coconut milk (up to 1/3 cup for a creamier soup). Stir to incorporate.
  8. Step 8

    Taste test the soup, adding more fish sauce until desired flavor/saltiness is reached (how much you will need depends on how salty your stock is). If it tastes too salty, add another squeeze or two of lime juice. Add more chili if not spicy enough, or more coconut milk if the soup is too spicy. If the soup is a little too sour for your taste, add 1 to 2 teaspoons sugar (to balance out the lime juice).
  9. Step 9

    To serve, place a generous mound of noodles in each bowl, then top with the hot soup. Finish with a final sprinkling of pepper and fresh cilantro. If desired, serve with Thai chili sauce , either store-bought or a homemade Nam Prik Pao Chili Sauce , to give your soup an extra kick of spicy flavor.