Tasty Thai Chicken Soup Recipe

Tasty Thai Chicken Soup Recipe

  • Makes: 6-8 Servings
  • Ready In: 16 mins
  • Prep Time: 10-15 mins
  • Cook Time: 6-12 mins

The delicious Thai soup above is based on a recipe from Cook’s Illustrated.  The recipes in Cook’s use fresh interesting combination of ingredients and often are not overly complicated. This soup also works very well with leftover chicken. Leftovers are a great thing in so many ways. They save us trips to the store as well as time in the kitchen.

    Nutritional Information (per serving)

  • Calories: 355
  • Fat: 23g
  • Protein: 21g
  • Sodium: 250mg
  • Carbohydrates: 15g
  • Fiber: 2g
  • Sugar: 4g


  1. 1 tablespoon grapeseed oil
    3 shallots, chopped
    8 sprigs cilantro, chopped
    4 cups chicken stock
    28 ounces coconut milk
    1 tablespoon agave nectar
    ½ pound crimini mushrooms
    1 head broccoli
    1 pound chicken breasts skinless-boneless, halved lengthwise, sliced on bias, cut into 1/8 inch thick pieces
    3 tablespoons fresh lime juice
    2 teaspoons Thai red curry paste
    3 tablespoons fish sauce

    garnish with:
    ½ cup cilantro, minced
    2 serrano chilies, thinly sliced
    ¼ cup scallions
    1 lime, cut into wedges


    1. Warm oil in a large saucepan over medium heat
    2. Add shallots and cilantro, stirring frequently until softened --2 to 5 minutes
    3. Stir in stock, coconut milk and agave and bring to a simmer
    4. Pour broth through a fine mesh strainer and discard solids (shallot and cilantro)
    5. Return broth to saucepan
    6. Reduce heat to medium , add mushrooms and broccoli and cook until tender --2 to 3 minutes
    7. Add chicken and cook, stirring constantly, until no longer pink --1 to 3 minutes
    8. Combine lime juice, curry paste and fish sauce in a small bowl then stir into soup
    9. Ladle soup into bowls and garnish with cilantro, chilies and scallions
    10. Serve with wedges of lime

Elana Amsterdam

Elana is an eco-entrepreneur and gluten-free guru. She shares weekly recipes, ingredient selection, food purchasing, and preparation tips on her website, Elana's Pantry.

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