Bring The Flavors of Thailand Into Your Kitchen With This Thai Inspired Chicken Soup

June 13, 2019
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Thai-Style Chicken and Coconut Soup

Thai inspired chicken and coconut soup with the zesty fragrance of lemongrass and ginger.

Course Soup
Cuisine Thai
Keyword chicken soup, lemongrass
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 2 hours 10 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 25 minutes
Servings 4
Author David Lee


  • 1 tbsp cooking oil
  • 2 stalks lemongrass cut into 1" sections
  • 2 inch ginger peeled
  • 1 tbsp lime zest
  • 1/4 cup lime juice
  • 5 cups chicken stock
  • 1 lb chicken thigh sliced
  • 2 cups coconut milk
  • 1 tspn sugar
  • 2 tbsp fish sauce


  1. In a skillet, heat cooking oil on medium-high heat and add the lemongrass, ginger, lime zest and juice. Cook and stir until the lime juice is almost completely absorbed.

  2. Pour in the chicken stock and simmer for 30 minutes.

  3. Remove the lemon grass and add the chicken thigh. Simmer for another 30 minutes.

  4. Add 8 oz shiitake mushrooms, coconut milk, sugar, and fish sauce. Stir and bring to a boil. Serve hot.


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