Chicken Soup, with an Asian flair

So some of the last warm days of Autumn are over and we are moving into cooler / colder days, preluding to the colder darker days of winter to come.

To misquote an old jewish proverb, “Cold days go better with soup.” I’ll take a basic chicken soup with a roguechef twist, adding warming spices from asia, and spice with a bit of chilies for a soothing and healing flavor.

To lengthen the soup, I’ll add a mix of vegetables as well as the bulk of noodles for a satisfying meal..

(Though I begin to wonder if senility is setting in as I am sure I’ve done this type of dish prior.)

Spicy Asian Chicken Soup

Spicy, Tasty, Soothing, Satisfying, Perfect soup for cold wet days
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Main Course, Soup
Cuisine Asian, Thai
Servings 4
Calories 539 kcal



  • 2 tbsp Curry Paste Thai Red
  • 1 can Coconut Milk
  • 2 Cups Chicken Stock
  • 1 tsp Ginger paste
  • 1 tsp Minced Garlic
  • 1 ea Small Onion Peeled, Sliced Fine
  • 4 oz Mixed Mushrooms Cleaned, Sliced
  • 1 ea Bell Pepper Cleaned, Sliced Fine
  • 1 tbsp Soy Sauce Low Sodium, To taste
  • 1 tbsp Sambal oelek To Taste
  • 1 tbsp Brown Sugar To Taste
  • 1 tsp Rice Vinegar Or pickling brine from thai peppers (optional)
  • 1 tbsp Cooking Oil
  • 1 Protein (Cooked Chicken, Cooked Pork, Tofu, etc)
  • 1 tbsp Sesame Oil To Taste


  • 1 package Rice Noodles



  • Prepare Noodles as per package
  • Drain well


  • In heavy saucepan over medium heat, add oil and heat to a shimmer, add onions, peppers, and mushrooms cook until they start to color
  • Add curry paste and cook until it start to separate oil, 3-5 minutes
  • Add garlic and ginger, Sambal, cook until fragrant
  • Add stock and bring to a simmer
  • Add protein and coconut milk, simmer to heat through
  • Taste and balance flavors with vinegar, sugar, soy / fish sauce(s), seasonings.


  • In a bowl, add noodles, pour soup over
  • Parse protein into each bowl.
  • Add herbage / garnish


Notes on flavor balance:
Consider the following “flavors”
  • Spicy
  • Salty
  • Sweet
  • Sour
  • Bitter
A proper balance will improve the overall taste of the dish, and can improve ones “health”.
I look for a initial taste of sweet or sour, sliding into a warm spicy finish at the back of the throat, this is great for when one has a cold or a sore throat ..


Calories: 539kcalCarbohydrates: 61gProtein: 9gFat: 30gSaturated Fat: 20gCholesterol: 4mgSodium: 546mgPotassium: 464mgFiber: 2gSugar: 6gVitamin A: 1181IUVitamin C: 3mgCalcium: 41mgIron: 4mg
Keyword Noodles, Soup, Spicy
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  Filed under: Asian, Autumn, Soup, Winter

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