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Coconut Chicken Sweet Potato Noodle Soup

Coconut Chicken Sweet Potato Noodle Soup with creamy coconut flavor and fun spiralized sweet potato noodles! A delicious, global twist on your favorite chicken noodle soup made into a healthy paleo version.
Course Dairy Free, Dinner, Gluten Free, Grain Free, Lunch, Paleo Friendly, Soup
Keyword sweet potato noodle
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 388 kcal
Author Monique of AmbitiousKitchen.com


  • 2 teaspoons coconut oil
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon fresh minced ginger
  • 1 bunch green onions, diced
  • ¼ cup finely diced fresh basil
  • 2 stalks lemongrass, tender white inner bulb only, finely minced
  • 1 tablespoon freshly grated turmeric (or 1 teaspoon ground turmeric)
  • ¼ teaspoon red cayenne pepper
  • 1 (15-ounce) can full fat coconut milk
  • 1 (32-ounce) container low sodium chicken broth
  • 1 lb boneless skinless chicken thighs
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt, plus more to taste
  • 2 medium sweet potatoes, spiralized
  • 1 red bell pepper, chopped
  • To garnish: Cilantro, hot sauce and fresh lime juice


  1. Heat oil in a large pot over medium-high heat. Once oil is hot, add in garlic, ginger, green onion, basil and lemongrass. Saute for about 5 minute until the onions begin to turn translucent and slightly golden. 
  2. Next add in turmeric, cayenne pepper, and salt, and stir for 30 seconds to release flavors.
  3. Add in coconut milk, chicken broth and chicken thighs. Stir well to combine. Bring soup to a boil. You’ll want the chicken to be covered by the broth so make sure you stir them down to the bottom. 
  4. Reduce heat to medium low and simmer uncovered for 20-30 minutes or until chicken is fully cooked.
  5. Once chicken is cooked, remove with a slotted spoon and transfer to a cutting board to shred with two forks. 
  6. Add chicken back to pot then stir in sweet potato noodles and bell pepper. Simmer for a few more minutes. 
  7. Taste and adjust seasoning as needed. Serves 4. Garnish with cilantro, extra green onion, hot sauce and a squeeze of fresh lime juice.

Recipe Notes

To make vegetarian or vegan: Use vegetarian broth and sub 1 can of chickpeas for chicken.

Nutrition Facts
Coconut Chicken Sweet Potato Noodle Soup
Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
Calories 388 Calories from Fat 237
% Daily Value*
Fat 26.3g40%
Carbohydrates 20.7g7%
Fiber 2.8g12%
Sugar 7.1g8%
Protein 21.7g43%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.