Ono Kao Sweh (Coconut Chicken Noodle Soup)


With its rich and fragrant coconut broth and chewy noodles, this satisfying bowl, served at Urban Burma in Aurora, Colorado, just might become your go-to chicken soup recipe this season.

"Urban Burma’s Ono Kao Sweh (Coconut Chicken Noodle Soup) "
Photo: Jenny Huang
Active Time:
45 mins
Total Time:
45 mins


  • 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken thighs, trimmed and cut into 1-inch pieces

  • 1 tablespoon fish sauce

  • 1 ½ teaspoons minced garlic

  • 1 ½ teaspoons grated fresh ginger

  • 1 teaspoon ground turmeric

  • 2 tablespoons canola oil plus 2 teaspoons, divided

  • 1 cup sliced onion

  • 3 ½ cups low-sodium chicken broth

  • 2 (14 ounce) cans light coconut milk

  • cup garbanzo bean (chickpea) flour

  • cup water

  • 12 ounces fresh Asian egg noodles

  • Hard-boiled eggs, red chile powder, chopped red onion, fresh cilantro & lime wedges for garnish


  1. Toss chicken with fish sauce, garlic, ginger and turmeric in a medium bowl.

  2. Heat 2 tablespoons oil in a large pot over high heat. Add onion and cook, stirring often, until softened, about 3 minutes. Push the onion to the side and add the chicken. Cook, flipping halfway through, until the chicken is browned, 3 to 5 minutes.

  3. Stir in broth and coconut milk. Bring to a boil, stirring occasionally. Reduce heat to medium-low. Cover and simmer, stirring occasionally, until the chicken is cooked through, 10 to 15 minutes.

  4. Whisk garbanzo bean flour with water in a small bowl until smooth. Ladle in some of the hot soup and whisk until smooth. Stir the mixture into the soup and bring to a boil, stirring. Simmer over medium-low heat, stirring occasionally, until slightly thickened, 5 to 10 minutes.

  5. Meanwhile, bring a large pot of water to a boil. Cook noodles according to package directions. Drain, rinse and toss the noodles with the remaining 2 teaspoons oil.

  6. Divide the noodles among 4 bowls. Ladle the soup over the noodles. Garnish with eggs, chile powder, red onion, cilantro and lime wedges, if desired. Serve immediately.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

432 Calories
18g Fat
42g Carbs
30g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 432
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 42g 15%
Dietary Fiber 3g 11%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 30g 60%
Total Fat 18g 23%
Saturated Fat 8g 40%
Cholesterol 71mg 24%
Vitamin A 19IU 0%
Sodium 554mg 24%
Potassium 364mg 8%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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