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Coconut thai soup

South-east Asian chicken and coconut soup

5 from 1 vote
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 6 servings

This absolutely delicious and fragrant South-east Asian chicken and coconut soup is jam packed with wonderful nutrients. It has a very important ingredient that is proven to help with colds and illness: ginger. The lemongrass in it soothes your throat and the spicy birds eye chillies give it a real kick releasing some happy hormones that will makes even the most miserable person slightly better. 


  • 75 g shallots halved
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 6 lemongrass stalks cut in pieces
  • 40 g ginger
  • 800 ml coconut milk
  • 1200 g chicken stock
  • 300 g chicken thigh fillets
  • 8 kaffir lime leaves
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 3-6 red birds eye chillies
  • 4 Tbsp fish sauce
  • 2 limes juice only
  • 1 bunch coriander for decoration


  1. Place the shallots, garlic, lemongrass and ginger in the mixing bowl. Add 3 tablespoons of coconut milk and blend into a paste 10 Sec. / Speed 8. Transfer to a bowl and set aside.

  2. Place the chicken stock in the mixing bowl (there is no need to wash it) and bring to boil 4 Min. / Varoma / Speed 2. Add the reserved paste and cook again 4 Min. / Varoma / Speed 2. Transfer to a large bowl. Pass the liquid through a sieve and return it to the mixing bowl.

  3. Add the chicken, kaffir lime leaves and 1/2 teaspoon salt then cook 8 Min. / Reverse / Varoma / Speed 2 - adding the coconut milk, chillies, fish sauce and lime juice halfway through. 

  4. Pour into soup bowls and serve decorated with fresh coriander. 

Nutrition Facts
South-east Asian chicken and coconut soup
Amount Per Serving
Calories 485 Calories from Fat 351
% Daily Value*
Fat 39g60%
Saturated Fat 28g175%
Cholesterol 55mg18%
Sodium 1677mg73%
Potassium 848mg24%
Carbohydrates 20g7%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 6g7%
Protein 17g34%
Vitamin A 275IU6%
Vitamin C 43.1mg52%
Calcium 61mg6%
Iron 6.3mg35%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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Course: Main Course, Soup

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  1. Teri on October 5, 2017 at 10:17 am

    Is the chicken pre cooked and/or shredded please

    • Weehooey A Weehooey A on October 24, 2017 at 7:54 am

      No the chicken will be cooked in the bowl. 🙂

  2. A Millar on December 3, 2018 at 3:28 pm

    Most wonderful fragrant chicken soup ever. So easy to make and the whole house loves it

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