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Red Curry Chicken Ramen
with zucchini noodles / snow peas / bell peppers

Active: 35 min Total: 35 min

A big bowl of spicy ramen is great for cooler weather - it is guaranteed to warm you right up! This version starts with a quick homemade stock made from a variety of aromatics and is finished with colorful vegetables.
Smarts: Use spiralized zucchini or zucchini cut into ribbons with a peeler to create the 'noodles' in this paleo ramen. If you're short on time, you can also just chop the zucchini and simmer it until tender.

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Ingredients

Servings:
4
Metric
Red Curry Chicken Ramen:
  • Bell peppers, red - 1, cubed
  • Shallots - 2 cloves, chopped
  • Lemongrass - 2 stalks, finely diced (sub 1 tsp lemongrass paste / stalk)
  • Ginger - 1 tsp, grated
  • Jalapenos (opt) - 1, thinly sliced
  • Chicken thighs, boneless and skinless - 1 1/2 lbs, chopped
  • Zucchini - 12 oz, spiralized, cut into ribbons with a peeler, or cubed
  • Oil, cooking - 1 Tbsp
  • Red curry paste - 1 Tbsp (sub any color curry paste)
  • Stock, any type - 5 cups
  • Coconut milk, light - 1 cup
  • Fish sauce - 2 tsp
  • Cilantro - 1/4 cup, leaves torn
  • Snap peas or snow peas, fresh or frozen - 12 oz
  • Lime juice - 1 Tbsp

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Prep

  1. Bell peppers / Shallots / Lemongrass / Ginger / Jalapenos - Prep as directed. Combine bell peppers, shallots, lemongrass, and ginger. Store jalapenos in a separate container. (Can be done up to 5 days ahead)
  2. Chicken - Chop chicken into bite-sized pieces. Tenderize with a fork and season with some salt and pepper. (Can be done 1 day ahead)
  3. Zucchini - Turn zucchini into 'noodles' with a spiralizer or peel off strips with a peeler. (Note: If you prefer, you can also just slice zucchini into cubes.) (Can be done 1 day ahead)

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Make

  1. Heat a wok or Dutch oven with oil over medium-high heat. Add bell peppers, shallots, lemongrass, and ginger and saute until fragrant, ~1 minute.
  2. Add chicken and red curry paste and saute for another 2 to 3 minutes to get chicken started cooking.
  3. Pour in stock, coconut milk, and fish sauce. Bring to a simmer and simmer for 4 minutes to let the flavors come together.
  4. While soup simmers, tear leaves off cilantro stems.
  5. Add snap peas and zucchini noodles and simmer until zucchini is tender (about 1 minute for zucchini noodles and 4 to 5 minutes for zucchini cubes).
  6. Remove soup from heat and stir in lime juice. Season soup with some more fish sauce or a pinch of salt if you’d like.
  7. Ladle soup into bowls. Top with jalapenos and cilantro. Enjoy!

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Reviews

Ratings

Original (45)
Gluten-free (2)
Paleo (2)
Vegetarian (13)

36 reviews

Tasty and easy

By: Christine
Posted: Oct 22, 2020
Diet: Gluten-free
0 Helpful

I made this, but substituted fish for chicken. I had most of the ingredients except lemongrass ( I used the stuff in the tube). It was delicious. I only used 32 oz of broth but based on other reviews I didn't overcook the noodles. I used Trader Joe's snap peas but found that they were very stringy. I may try something different next time. I will definetly make this again.

By: Johanna
Posted: Aug 03, 2020
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

Delicious. For sure a favorite. Substituted Gardein tenders and made the noodles separate so they wouldn't get soggy in the leftovers.

By: Jenn
Posted: Jan 31, 2020
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

This was so tasty! My family loved it.

By: Andrew
Posted: Jan 16, 2020
Diet: Vegetarian
0 Helpful

Our toddlers loved this. I cooked the noodles for 2 min and then added then snap peas for just 1 min. Next time I would double the curry paste for more flavor.

By: Marie
Posted: Dec 20, 2019
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

Everyone commented that they liked it and there were moments of silence where everyone was simply eating. I could have made it boiling less, as the time it took me to prep and add the snap peas had the noodles soggy. Second time around I cooked the noodles separately and that worked out well. Our family uses 1/3 the amount of red curry paste.

By: Teresa
Posted: Dec 17, 2019
Diet: Original
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