Burmese Chicken-Coconut Soup (Ohn No Kyawswe) Recipe

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Burmese Chicken-Coconut Soup (Ohn No Kyawswe)
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  1. Place 1/2 chopped onion, ginger, garlic, and 1/4 cup water into a blender and puree until smooth. Soak rice noodles in a bowl of lukewarm water for about 30 minutes.
  2. Season chicken thigh meat lightly with salt and black pepper in a bowl and set aside. In a separate small bowl, whisk 1 cup of chicken broth into the chickpea flour. Reserve remaining 2 cups chicken broth for a later step.
  3. Heat vegetable oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Stir in chicken pieces and cook, stirring frequently, until lightly browned. Remove the chicken pieces with a slotted spoon and set aside. Reduce heat to medium and add 1 1/2 sliced onions to the pan. Cook and stir until onion has softened and turned translucent, about 5 minutes. Reduce heat to medium-low and continue cooking and stirring until the onion is very tender and dark brown, 15 to 20 minutes more. Stir in the turmeric, paprika, and cayenne pepper.
  4. In a medium stockpot, combine cooked chicken and any juices that have accumulated, browned onions, onion and ginger puree, and remaining 2 cups of chicken broth. Carefully add chickpea flour and broth mixture, stirring quickly so that the flour doesn't clump.
  5. Bring the pot to a boil; reduce the heat to low and simmer, uncovered, for 15 minutes.
  6. Stir in the coconut milk and cook just until heated through. Divide the soaked rice noodles among 5 large soup bowls. Ladle the soup over the rice noodles in the bowls and garnish each bowl with lemon wedges, green onions, hard-cooked eggs, cilantro, fish sauce, fried noodles, and curry powder.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 823.48 Kcal (3448 kJ)
Calories from fat 539.49 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 59.94g 92%
Cholesterol 169.73mg 57%
Sodium 702.15mg 29%
Potassium 543.25mg 12%
Total Carbs 55.37g 18%
Sugars 4.35g 17%
Dietary Fiber 3.95g 16%
Protein 15.59g 31%
Vitamin C 17.8mg 30%
Iron 2.3mg 13%
Calcium 66.2mg 7%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 189.97 Kcal (795 kJ)
Calories from fat 124.46 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 13.83g 92%
Cholesterol 39.16mg 57%
Sodium 161.98mg 29%
Potassium 125.33mg 12%
Total Carbs 12.77g 18%
Sugars 1g 17%
Dietary Fiber 0.91g 16%
Protein 3.6g 31%
Vitamin C 4.1mg 30%
Iron 0.5mg 13%
Calcium 15.3mg 7%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Recipe Tags

Weightwatchers Points

  • 20.7
  • 23

Good Points

  • saturated fat free

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium

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