Thai Coconut Chicken Curry Soup

Chicken soup soothes the soul (not a scientific fact yet, but it may as well be). In this Thai version, we infuse the broth with coconut milk, fragrant curry paste, fresh ginger, and cilantro to wake up the senses. If you're looking to clear congestion, add a few slices of fresh jalapeno to the stock mixture while it simmers. Remember to saute the chicken just until no longer pink, otherwise the pieces may become tough in the finished soup.

Prep Time:
25 mins
Cook Time:
25 mins
Total Time:
50 mins
5 cups


  • 1 tablespoon canola oil

  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh ginger root

  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic

  • 2 tablespoons green curry paste

  • 1 pound skinless, boneless chicken breasts, cut into bite-sized pieces

  • 2 cups unsalted chicken stock

  • 1 (13.5 ounce) can light coconut milk

  • ½ cup water

  • 1 (1 inch) piece peeled fresh ginger

  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice

  • 1 bunch cilantro, stems and sprigs separated

  • 1 cup diagonally sliced fresh snow peas

  • 3 ounces uncooked brown rice vermicelli noodles

  • 1 lime, cut into wedges


  1. Heat oil in a Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add minced ginger and garlic; saute for 1 minute. Stir in curry paste and cook for 1 minute. Add chicken and cook for 3 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add stock, coconut milk, water, ginger piece, lime juice, and 1/4 cup cilantro stems. Bring to a simmer and cook for 10 minutes.

  2. Discard ginger piece. Stir in snow peas and noodles. Cook until noodles are tender, about 3 minutes. Top with cilantro sprigs and serve with lime wedges.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

283 Calories
15g Fat
21g Carbs
23g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 5
Calories 283
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 15g 20%
Saturated Fat 5g 27%
Cholesterol 48mg 16%
Sodium 245mg 11%
Total Carbohydrate 21g 8%
Dietary Fiber 2g 6%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 23g
Vitamin C 21mg 105%
Calcium 35mg 3%
Iron 1mg 8%
Potassium 251mg 5%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.