Thai Chicken Coconut Soup
This soup was my very first attempt ever of making Thai food. (I hope this is correctly classified as Thai…) I decided that since I always cooked the same, Italian style food, the time had come to try something new. I was a little nervous of course, especially since my boyfriend started the day off by saying how he hates curry. Well I figured if he likes it or not I was going to cook the soup. He ended up loving it and now loves anything I make with curry powder in it. Mm Hm!
Thai Chicken and Coconut Soup
2 chicken breasts, cut into bite sized chunks (one word: kitchen scissors- just got some- don’t know how I ever got through cutting chicken before)
1 yellow onion, chopped
1 1/2 cups chicken broth
1 can of unsweetened coconut milk (I used the low fat kind)
1 tablespoon grated fresh ginger
2 teaspoon curry powder
1 jalapeño, seeds removed and minced
2 tablespoons lime juice (about half a lime)
1 small green bell pepper, diced
1/2 cup finely chopped fresh cilantro, plus extra for garnish
1/2 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
Red chile pepper flakes- if you like the heat
- Heat the olive oil in a medium sized soup pot over medium heat.
- Cook the chicken in the oil, season lightly with salt and pepper.
- Remove chicken and set aside.
- Sauté the onion until tender.
- Return the chicken to the pot with the onions.
- Add the ginger and cook for about 1 more minute.
- Then add chicken broth, coconut milk, curry powder, bell pepper, and jalapeno.
- Bring to a simmer over medium heat.
- Add the finely chopped cilantro and simmer an additional 3 minutes.
- Stir in the lime juice and season to taste with salt and pepper.
- Serve with cilantro and coconut shavings as a garnish
There you have it- Tessa’s first Thai soup!
Hope you try this and enjoy it as much as we did!
This makes approximately 4-5 servings. I had some of the broth from the soup leftover and I put it over some jasmine rice the next day for lunch. That was really good too.
This is not my own creation- I adapted it and made it my own after being inspired from Erica Lea.