I love Thai food’s sophisticated taste. I was introduced to one of my favorite Thai soups – a chicken coconut soup. It was delicious! I decided to try and recreate something similar at home. I found a recipe for a Thai Coconut Chicken Soup that I adapted and I loved the results. This soup is made with coconut milk which gives it amazing flavor but it also makes it so dairy free lovers can enjoy it too! Be sure and buy coconut milk not coconut cream. Coconut milk is not heavy. The soup calls for curry paste. I used green curry paste and found it in the Asian aisle at the grocery store. The soup has amazing flavor thanks to the curry paste, coconut milk, lime juice and some cilantro. If you are looking for a delicious new soup to try with some fun new flavors Thai Coconut Chicken Soup is it. Even if you think you don’t like coconut, give it a try! The flavor is lovely and subtle.
What You Need:
(Makes: 6 servings)
1 tablespoon of vegetable oil
1 tablespoon of fresh ginger, minced
5 tablespoons of Thai green curry paste
6 cups of chicken broth
3 tablespoons of soy sauce or fish sauce for gluten free version
1 tablespoon of light brown sugar
2 cans (14 oz.) each of coconut milk
2 skinless, boneless chicken breasts, cooked and thinly sliced into 1 inch strips
3 carrots, peeled and sliced
1/2 lb. of white mushrooms, trimmed and sliced thin
3 tablespoons of fresh lime juice
Salt to taste
1/3 cup of fresh cilantro leaves, chopped
For the Sticky Rice:
2 cups of short or medium grain white rice
3 cups of water
What to Do:
STEP 1) Heat the vegetable oil in a saucepan. Stir in the ginger and curry paste and cook for 1 minute. Add in 1/2 cup of chicken broth and stir until the curry paste has dissolved. Add in remaining broth, soy sauce and sugar. Add in carrots and simmer until fork tender. Add in coconut milk, chicken and mushrooms. Simmer about 5 minutes. Add in lime juice, season with salt and add in cilantro before serving.
What to Do:
STEP 1) Rinse the rice with cold water in a strainer. Let Drain.
STEP 2) Place the rice into a saucepan or rice cooker and add 3 cups of water. Allow rice to sit for 30 minutes. Bring to a boil and then reduce heat to simmer or cook in rice cooker; cook until rice is done (will be sticky).
STEP 3) Enjoy!