Thai Coconut Chicken Soup

There’s nothing better than a cozy bowl of soup on a cold day. This fragrant Thai coconut chicken soup recipe flavored with ginger, garlic, lime and soy with mushrooms is the perfect light and healthy comfort food.

Thai Coconut Chicken Soup with noodles.

Ingredients

Full coconut chicken soup recipe with instructions can be found in the recipe card. 

  • Shallot. Red onion or green onion/spring onion can be substituted.
  • Garlic cloves. 
  • Fresh ginger. 
  • Chicken stock/chicken broth. 
  • Coconut milk. I used regular coconut milk but lite coconut milk can also be used.
  • Fish sauce. 
  • Mushrooms. Other vegetables like red bell pepper, carrots, broccoli or Asian greens can also be added.
  • Shredded chicken. I poached skinless chicken breasts and shredded them before adding to the soup but feel free to use leftover or rotisserie chicken.
  • Soy sauce. Use Tamari or coconut aminos if you want to keep this recipe gluten free.
  • Lime juice. 
  • Salt. 
  • Noodles. I used rice noodles but use any noodles you have on hand.
  • Chilli, to serve. 
  • Fresh Cilantro/coriander, to serve.

How to make coconut chicken soup

  1. Start the soup base: In a large pot or Dutch oven set over medium-high heat, add a few tablespoons of vegetable oil and cook the shallot, garlic and ginger until fragrant. Pour in the chicken stock, coconut milk and a teaspoon or two fish sauce then bring to a simmer. Allow to cook for 5 minutes.
  2. Cook the soup: Add the slices mushrooms, shredded chicken, soy sauce and lime juice. Bring to a simmer and allow to cook for 10 minutes. Season to taste.
  3. Cook the noodles: Cook the noodles according to package instructions then drain.
  4. Serve: Place noodles in large serving bowls. Ladle over the soup then garnish with fresh sliced chillies and cilantro/coriander.
Thai Coconut Chicken Soup with noodles.

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Thai Coconut Chicken Soup

Thai Coconut Chicken soup

This easy, delicious Thai coconut chicken soup recipe is light and fragrant flavored with ginger, garlic, soy and lime.
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Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Thai
Keyword: chicken soup with coconut milk, Coconut chicken soup, Thai coconut chicken soup
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Calories: 349kcal
Author: Alida Ryder
Servings: 6

Ingredients

  • 1 shallot finely chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves crushed
  • 2 tsp crushed ginger
  • 4 cups chicken stock
  • 400 g (14oz) coconut milk
  • 1-2 tsp fish sauce to taste
  • 2 tsp soy sauce
  • 250 g (½lb) mushrooms sliced
  • 500 g (1lb) chicken breasts poached and shredded
  • 2 tsp lime juice
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 300 g (10oz) noodles
  • chilli to serve
  • coriander/cilantro to serve

Instructions

  • In a large pot or Dutch oven set over medium-high heat, add a few tablespoons of vegetable oil and cook the shallot, garlic and ginger until fragrant.
  • Pour in the chicken stock, coconut milk and a teaspoon or two fish sauce then bring to a simmer. Allow to cook for 5 minutes.
  • Add the slices mushrooms, shredded chicken, soy sauce and lime juice. Bring to a simmer and allow to cook for 10 minutes. Season to taste. 
  • Cook the noodles according to package instructions then drain. 
  • Place noodles in large serving bowls.
  • Ladle over the soup then garnish with fresh sliced chillies and cilantro/coriander.

Nutrition

Calories: 349kcal | Carbohydrates: 47g | Protein: 21g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 53mg | Sodium: 824mg | Potassium: 488mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 26IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 20mg | Iron: 1mg