Thai Chicken Noodle Soup
20 min
35 min


2 tablespoons Land O Lakes® Butter

1 large (1 cup) onion, thinly sliced

2 tablespoons chili garlic sauce

1 (14-ounce) can light coconut milk

1 quart (4 cups) reduced sodium chicken broth

2 cups shredded chicken

1 cup sugar snap peas

1 medium (1 cup) red bell pepper, thinly sliced

1 tablespoon fish sauce

2 ounces thin rice noodles, broken apart

2 tablespoons lime juice


Chopped fresh cilantro leaves, if desired

How to make

  1. STEP 1

    Melt butter in saucepan over medium-high heat until sizzling. Add onions; cook 3 minutes or until softened. Stir in garlic sauce; cook 1 minute. Add coconut milk and chicken broth. Cover; cook until mixture just comes to a boil.

  2. STEP 2

    Uncover; add chicken, peas, bell pepper, fish sauce, and rice noodles; cook until mixture comes to a boil. Continue cooking 4 minutes or until noodles are softened. Stir in lime juice.

  3. STEP 3

    Garnish individual servings with cilantro, if desired.


9Fat (mg)
50Cholesterol (mg)
870Sodium (mg)
20Carbohydrates (g)
2Dietary Fiber
18Protein (g)


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  November 11, 2016

This was delicious! I didn't have any chili garlic sauce so just added some garlic and a little Sriracha instead. I also added some other veggies I had on hand, including mushrooms, which were an excellent addition. For me, the cilantro is essential.

— says Jolene
  February 10, 2014

This soup is wonderful. Full of flavor without a pinch of salt(I'm sure the fish sauce and garlic chili paste have salt IN them). I made it completely according to the recipe and even my guests who don't like spicy food thought it was delicious. Next time I will probably add 1 more tablespoon of chili garlic sauce just so it has more of a kick. It got milder overnight instead of more spicy. I will most definitely make this again this week. I made sure to NOT substitute any ingredients since another reviewer said to not eliminate the fish sauce and she was right. This soup is a nice twist on regular boring chicken noodle soup. Also, it goes together in less than 10 minutes. I suggest making it right before serving so the veggies are a tad crunchy but the next day it is also just as good, except the veggies are't as crunchy as they could be. Thank you for this awesome soup!

— says Shirley S
  February 06, 2014

Couldn't wait to try this. Found all the ingredients at my local Kroger even the chili garlic sauce. I substituted edamame beans for the sugar snap peas and left out the red bell pepper which I don't like. Not having used rice noodles before I was unsure about what 2 ounces is supposed to be so may have put more than I should. I enjoy extra spicy foods so went back and put more chili garlic sauce in, of course, that's a personal thing and what is spicy to some is bland to others. I also added more lime juice after I put it in my bowl. Now I am going to search for more recipes to use all these ingredients I bought. lol I highly recommend this recipe. Love Land O Lakes. ( For those who might not know, Land O Lakes makes wonderful Cocoa mixes.)

— says Linda A.
  February 05, 2014

Very tasty--almost authentic. I used rotisserie chicken from the market to speed things up. Don't ignore the fish sauce--it makes a difference. I probably would use fewer noodles as I really liked the sauce. I'll make this again, maybe substituting shrimp for chicken.

— says Melanie
  February 04, 2014

This looks wonderful and I want to make it, but can you give me a tip on the ingredient "chili garlic sauce"? Is this a store-bought item (because I have not seen it), or a previous recipe from your site? Thank you from a Land O Lakes lover!

— says Mary
Test Kitchen Comment February 04, 2014

Glad I can help! Chili garlic sauce is a purchased Asian condiment. Check the ethnic section of your supermarket and you should find it.

— says Cindy
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