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Curry Noodles with Chicken Meatballs

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Course 30-minute
Cuisine Thai
Servings 4


  • medium mixing bowl
  • saute pan or a wok
  • a medium pot


  • 1 lb ground chicken
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp oil for frying
  • 6 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1 medium onion
  • 1 thumb size ginger, peeled and grated
  • 2 tbsp red curry paste
  • 1 14.5 oz can of coconut milk
  • 1 tbsp peanut butter
  • 2 limes. (one juiced, one more for garnish)
  • 1 tbsp fish paste
  • 1 stalk, lemon grass, peel the outer skin, cut into thirds
  • 1 small bell pepper, sliced
  • 1 cup of acorn or butternut squash, cubed
  • 1 chili pepper (optional)


  • In a mixing bowl, add the ground chicken and soy sauce. Mix together using a fork or your hands. Let it rest for ten minutes. Using your hands, make 15 chicken meatballs like the size of golf balls. Transfer to a plate. Set aside.
  • In a saute pan or a wok, heat oil over medium heat. Add the chicken meatballs, cook, turning three to four times to brown, about 7 minutes. (Don't worry if it's not cooked all the way through as you will continue cooking it in the sauce later.) Transfer to a plate.
  • In the same pan, add the garlic and medium onion; cook, stirring constantly until fragrant and soft, about 5 minutes. Add the ginger and red curry paste; cook, stirring constantly, about 2 to 3 minutes.
  • Add the coconut milk, peanut butter, lime juice and fish paste. Bring to a boil, then simmer, stirring constantly, until the peanut butter and fish paste has dissolved, about 5 minutes. Increase the heat to medium, then add back the chicken meatballs along with the bell pepper, squash, chili pepper (optional). Cover the pan with a lid and cook, until the squash is fork tender, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat. Remove and discard the lemon grass.
  • Meanwhile, in a pot of boiling water, cook the pasta, about 8 minutes. Remove from heat. Drain the pasta.
  • To serve this dish, divide the sauce among bowls. Then add the pasta. Garnish with lime wedges and cilantro. Squeeze more lime juice if you like. Enjoy!
Keyword Chicken Meatballs, Curry Noodles, Red curry

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