Thai Coconut Soup

This Thai coco soup is beyond perfect! It's filled with flavorful ingredients that make it creamy and tasty!
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time40 minutes
Total Time50 minutes
Servings :6
Cuisine :Thai
Course:Main Course, Side Dish, Soup


  • 1 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1/2 onion, sliced
  • 2 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 1/2 jalapeno pepper, sliced
  • 3/4 inch slices of galanga or ginger
  • 1 lemongrass stalk, pounded
  • 2 tsp red Thai curry paste
  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • 4 cups Thai coconut water
  • 2 medium chicken breasts, cut into bite size pieces
  • 8 oz white mushroom caps, sliced
  • 1-2 tbs coconut sugar
  • 1 1/2 - 2 tbsp fish sauce (optional)
  • 2-3 tbsp fresh lime juice
  • 2-3 green onions, sliced
Fresh chopped cilantro for garnish


    • In a medium pot, heat the coconut oil over medium heat. Add the onion, garlic, chile, galangal or ginger, lemongrass, and red curry paste and cook, stirring frequently, for 5 minutes, or until onions are softened. 
    • Add chicken broth and bring to a boil. Reduce head and simmer uncovered for 30 minutes.
    • Add in coconut cream or milk, chicken breast (or tofu or shrimp), and mushrooms. Simmer until chicken breast pieces are just cooked through, then add fish sauce, coconut aminos, and lime juice, plus more of each to taste. 
    • Cook 2 minutes, then ladle into serving bowls and top with sliced green onions and fresh cilantro
    Author:Cheryl Malik