Thai Chicken-Coconut Soup!

13 Nov

Thai food is one of my favorite ethnic cuisines. My husband and I went to a Thai restaurant for dinner the other night and had this soup as part of our meal. It was so delicious! I remembered I found this recipe online last year and made it for a New Year’s Eve party. Everyone loved it! So, I had to share my version of this simple recipe! I adapted it to use more common ingredients. It can be challenging, living in rural Maine, to find a good ethnic grocery store…  It may not taste exactly like the Thai restaurant version, but it is still really good.

Thai food has so many great flavors – spicy hot, sweet and spicy, lemon or lime, fruity, nutty, savory – and sometimes that’s all in one dish! My husband likes it too, because many of the dishes are naturally gluten-free, so no alterations are necessary.

I hope you enjoy this soup – let me know in my comment section!

As with any recipe, especially soup, you can alter the amounts of spices to your taste preference. Don’t be afraid to experiment – do it gradually and you may create a great new dish!

Thai Chicken-Coconut Soup (Gluten-Free)

3 cups chicken broth

1 (14 oz.) can coconut milk

1/3 cup finely grated fresh ginger

1 cup bite-size pieces of boneless, cooked chicken

½ cup sliced white mushrooms

1½ tablespoons lime juice

2 tablespoons brown sugar

1 tablespoon Thai fish sauce

¼ teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes

¼ teaspoon minced fresh garlic

½ cup chopped fresh cilantro

Combine chicken broth, coconut milk and ginger in a large saucepan. Bring to a boil and stir for 1 minute. Add chicken meat and stir for 1 minute. Add mushrooms, lime juice, sugar, fish sauce, red pepper flakes and garlic and stir for 1 minute. Pour into individual soup bowls and top each with fresh cilantro. Makes 4-5 servings.

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Posted by on November 13, 2011 in Soups


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One response to “Thai Chicken-Coconut Soup!

  1. Gluten-free Medley

    November 13, 2011 at 12:55 pm

    A very simple and easy way to use leftover chicken (or turkey)!


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