30-Minute Creamy Thai Turmeric Chicken and Noodles

Looking for a dish that’s both nourishing and comforting? Look no further than my irresistible 30-Minute Creamy Thai Turmeric Chicken and Noodles. This Thai-inspired curry is a true weeknight hero, bringing together the bold flavors of Thai curry paste, creamy coconut milk, fragrant herbs, and a zing of lime juice. With tender, ginger-infused turmeric chicken and a generous serving of mouthwatering noodles, this easy Thai curry is a winning combination that’s hard to resist. Plus, it’s the ideal dinner option for any night of the week – quick, satisfying, and surprisingly healthy. Get ready to treat yourself to a bowlful of deliciousness in just 30 minutes!

How to Make This Creamy Thai Turmeric Chicken and Noodles

Creamy Thai Turmeric Chicken and Noodles

Prep Time: 15 minutesCook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutesServings: 6

Ingredients needed to make this creamy Thai Turmeric chicken and noodles

  • 1 1/2 pounds boneless skinless chicken thighs or breasts, cubed
  • 1 tablespoon ground turmeric
  • 2 teaspoons ground ginger
  • black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons low-sodium soy sauce or tamari
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 3 tablespoons sesame oil or extra virgin olive oil
  • 4 baby bok choy or 1 bunch of kale, chopped
  • 2 medium shallots, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced or grated
  • 1-inch fresh ginger, peeled and grated
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro and or Thai basil, chopped
  • 1/4 cup Thai red curry paste, using more or less to taste
  • 2-3 cups canned full-fat coconut milk
  • 2 tablespoons fish sauce (or low-sodium soy sauce)
  • 8 ounces of rice noodles, thick or thin
  • sliced limes, mixed herbs, and thinly sliced shallots, for serving

Instructions for making perfect and creamy Thai Turmeric chicken and noodles

  1. Toss the chicken with turmeric, ground ginger, a pinch of pepper, soy sauce, honey, and 1 tablespoon of oil. Let sit for 5 minutes.
  2. Heat 2 tablespoons oil in a large Dutch oven or braiser over medium-high heat. Add the chicken and sear until browned, about 3 minutes, stirring 2-3 times. Toss in the bok choy and cook for 2 minutes more, until just charred on the edges. Transfer everything to a plate.
  3. To the same Dutch oven, add 2 tablespoons oil, the shallots, garlic, fresh ginger, and cilantro/basil, cook for 3 minutes, then stir in the curry paste. Cook until fragrant, about 2 minutes. Stir in about 2 cups of coconut milk and fish sauce. Slide the chicken and bok choy back into the sauce. If you want more sauce, add the additional coconut milk…I always use 3 cups. Simmer over medium heat until the sauce thickens slightly, 5 minutes.
  4. Meanwhile, cook noodles according to package directions.
  5. Divide the noodles between bowls and ladle the chicken and sauce over. Top each bowl as desired with herbs, shallots, and lime juice.

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