Five-ingredient red curry chicken with noodles is easy, quick, and inexpensive to make. Sweetened with coconut milk for unbelievable flavor! Top with chopped cilantro, green onions, and red chile peppers if desired.

Recipe Summary

10 mins
19 mins
29 mins
6 servings


Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Instructions Checklist
  • Heat oil in a large skillet on high heat. Add chicken cubes; cook until browned, about 2 minutes per side. Reduce heat to medium-high and add coconut cream and curry sauce. Cook until chicken is no longer pink in the center and the juices run clear, about 5 minutes. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center should read at least 165 degrees F (74 degrees C).

  • Fill a large pot with lightly salted water and bring to a rolling boil; stir in vermicelli pasta and return to a boil. Cook pasta uncovered, stirring occasionally, until the pasta is tender yet firm to the bite, 4 to 5 minutes. Drain.

  • Reduce skillet heat to simmer. Add the noodles and let simmer until flavors are absorbed, about 5 minutes. Divide chicken and noodles among individual serving bowls.

Cook's Note:

Olive oil and vegetable oil will also work in this recipe.

Nutrition Facts

531 calories; protein 20.4g; carbohydrates 67.4g; fat 19.5g; cholesterol 42.9mg; sodium 238.3mg. Full Nutrition

Reviews (16)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
Way to sweet for us. Read More
22 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 9
  • 4 star values: 9
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
I made it with Thai coconut cream rather than Coco Lopez cream of coconut. It was excellent. I think it would have been fine either way. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
I've made this recipe before for my girls at work they didn't seem to enjoy like last before maybe it was just an off night. I like that it is easy to prepare and doesn't take much ingredients. I work for a group home so cost is important Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Amazingly good! I added a little bit of corn and onion Read More
Rating: 4 stars
Very simple recipe! I added onions and peppers to the recipe. I have made similar recipes that are more advanced. Very good base recipe. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
My family really liked this. I will definitely make it again! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
We LOVED this simple and delicious recipe! I used 2 pounds of chicken but kept the rest of the ingredients the same and there was still plenty of sauce. I had the Trader Joe's Coconut Cream on hand and used House of Tsang brand red curry sauce which was delicious! I served this over Basmati rice and topped it with cilantro (for me and the girls) green onios and a sqirt of lime YUM YUM YUM!!!!! Thanks for sharing.:) Read More
Rating: 4 stars
This was good. I added some broccoli for color and some veggies. I added several spices and some sesame oil while sauteing the chicken to give the meat a bit more flavor. I used a thicker rice noodle and it worked well. Be careful not to overcook the rice noodles as they can get gummy quickly. Read More
Rating: 3 stars
Way to sweet for us. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
This was delicious and very quick to make. My grocery store didn t have any red curry paste so I substituted green curry. I also added some red and green pepper for some veggies. Yum! Read More