In this healthy curry laksa, a popular Southeast Asian noodle soup, chicken, coconut milk, tomatoes and tons of warm spices make this a flavorful favorite. While there are a lot of ingredients, the leftover soup is even better the next day for lunch.

Bruce Aidells
Source: EatingWell Magazine, Soup Cookbook


Recipe Summary

1 hr 15 mins


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Instructions Checklist
  • Put onions, chiles, ginger, garlic, nuts, fish sauce, brown sugar, coriander, cumin, curry powder, turmeric, fennel and pepper in a blender. Puree until the mixture forms a paste.

  • Heat oil in a large pot over medium heat. Using a spatula, scrape in the paste and cook, stirring, until it starts to color, 3 to 5 minutes. Add broth (or stock) and chicken and bring to a simmer. Simmer, turning the chicken once or twice, for 10 minutes. Stir in coconut milk, lime juice and soy sauce and simmer for 5 minutes more.

  • Remove the chicken and shred into bite-size pieces with two forks. Add tofu, tomatoes and bean sprouts to the soup and cook for 2 minutes. Stir in the shredded chicken.

  • Meanwhile, prepare noodles according to package directions.

  • To serve, divide the noodles among 8 soup bowls. Ladle soup over them and top with egg slices, scallions and cilantro. Serve with hot sauce and lime wedges, if desired.

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Nutrition Facts

412 calories; protein 26g 52% DV; carbohydrates 41.8g 14% DV; exchange other carbs 3; dietary fiber 3.6g 14% DV; sugars 6g; fat 16.8g 26% DV; saturated fat 5.3g 27% DV; cholesterol 101.3mg 34% DV; vitamin a iu 499.4IU 10% DV; vitamin c 13.9mg 23% DV; folate 55.2mcg 14% DV; calcium 173mg 17% DV; iron 3.7mg 21% DV; magnesium 57.4mg 21% DV; potassium 585mg 16% DV; sodium 714.2mg 29% DV; thiamin 0.2mg 22% DV; added sugar 1.1g.

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  • 5 star values: 2
  • 4 star values: 1
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Rating: 5 stars
Tastes like the Singapore noodles I get at my favorite restaurant. Yum! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
This is our new favorite! It requires some preparations to get all the ingredients but is well worth the effort. The flavors are to die for!!! Read More
Rating: 4 stars
Everyone voted to keep the recipe and make it again made a few changes: cut chicken into bite-size pieces to start so didn't have to shred later used blanched almonds instead of macadamia nuts used 4 cups broth instead of 6 to make a denser soup left out the tofu. The garnishes really make the soup special especially the hard-boiled egg. Pros: one-pot meal Cons: long list of ingredients but had most things on hand Read More