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Thai Coconut Soup

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  • Prep Time 15 min
  • Total Time 55 min
  • Servings 4
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Why go out when you can enjoy the flavors of Thai food at home with our recipe for Thai Coconut Soup made with chicken, fresh mushrooms and coconut milk. For some extra heat add in some sliced hot red peppers.

Angie McGowan Recipe by Angie McGowan
May 2, 2012

Ingredients

1
lb boneless skinless chicken breasts
1
carton (32 oz) Progresso™ chicken broth (4 cups)
1
can (13.5 oz) coconut milk
1
cup sliced fresh mushrooms
1
strip (2 inch) lime peel (use vegetable peeler to remove from lime)
1/4
cup fresh lime juice
1
teaspoon grated gingerroot
1
teaspoon fish sauce
1
clove garlic, grated
1/4
cup torn fresh Thai basil or regular basil leaves
1/4
cup coarsely chopped fresh cilantro
1/4
cup chopped green onions (4 medium)
2
tablespoons sliced fresh cayenne or any hot red pepper, if desired

Directions

  • 1 In 12-inch skillet, heat chicken and broth to boiling. Cook over medium heat about 20 minutes or until juice of chicken is clear when center of thickest part is cut (at least 165°F).
  • 2 Remove chicken from broth to plate. Measure out 2 cups broth; place in 3-quart saucepan. (If more liquid is needed, add water.)
  • 3 Use 2 forks to shred chicken. Add to broth in saucepan. Add coconut milk, mushrooms, lime peel, lime juice, gingerroot, fish sauce and garlic. Heat to boiling. Cook over medium heat until mushrooms are tender, 15 to 20 minutes.
  • 4 Remove soup from heat. Stir in basil, cilantro and green onions. Garnish each serving with red pepper.

Expert Tips

Kaffir leaves can be used in place of the lime peel. They can be found at Asian supermarkets in the produce or frozen food aisle.

To save on calories, use light coconut milk instead of regular in this recipe.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
353.6
% Daily Value
Total Fat
23.9g
37%
Saturated Fat
18.8g
94%
Cholesterol
82.8mg
28%
Sodium
960.7mg
40%
Total Carbohydrate
7.9g
3%
Dietary Fiber
1.3g
5%
Sugars
1.9g
Protein
29.3g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin C
19.50%
20%
Calcium
4.60%
5%
Iron
23%
23%
Exchanges:
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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