Cindy's Thai Hot and Sour Soup


This is very good! It's worth it going to the Thai market to get the extra ingredients. I used to order this at a restaurant and I came home and come up with my own version of it. Everyone loves it that tries it. A lot of ingredients but very easy to make. Serve over rice!

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
45 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs
6 servings


  • 1 cup uncooked long grain white rice

  • 12 cups water, divided

  • 3 bone-in chicken breast halves

  • 4 makrut lime leaves

  • 1 stalk lemon grass, chopped (Optional)

  • 5 green onions, chopped

  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh garlic

  • 2 cups chopped tomatoes

  • 2 tablespoons fish sauce

  • 6 fresh mushrooms, chopped

  • cup chopped cilantro

  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh red chile peppers

  • 1 (1.41 ounce) package tamarind soup base


  1. Place the rice and 2 cups water in a pot, and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low, cover, and simmer 20 minutes.

  2. Pour the remaining 10 cups water into a large pot, and bring to a boil. Place chicken in the pot. Stir in lime leaves, lemon grass, green onions, garlic, tomatoes, fish sauce, mushrooms, cilantro, red chile peppers, and tamarind soup base. Cook chicken 30 minutes, or until juices run clear. Remove chicken from pot, debone, and chop. Return meat to the soup, and discard bones. Serve over cooked rice.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

354 Calories
11g Fat
34g Carbs
28g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 354
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 11g 14%
Saturated Fat 3g 16%
Cholesterol 72mg 24%
Sodium 1734mg 75%
Total Carbohydrate 34g 12%
Dietary Fiber 2g 6%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 28g
Vitamin C 13mg 65%
Calcium 46mg 4%
Iron 3mg 16%
Potassium 574mg 12%

* 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.