Tested till perfect Thai Chicken and Coconut Milk Soup
Thai Chicken and Coconut Milk Soup
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Thai Chicken and Coconut Milk Soup

This aromatic Thai-inspired soup is the perfect comfort food to warm up a cold winter evening. Top with finely sliced red chilies for a little extra kick, if desired. You can also swap the rice with noodles, or serve it without a starch, as a brothy starter soup.

By Jennifer Bartoli and The Test Kitchen

Source: Canadian Living Magazine: February 2013

Recipe4 out of 5 based on 43 ratings.
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  • Prep time 15 minutes
  • Total time 20 minutes
  • Portion size 4


  • 1 cup 1cupjasmine rice or white rice
  • 1 pkg (900 mL) 1pkg (900 mL)sodium-reduced chicken broth
  • 1 stalk 1stalklemongrass, halved crosswise then lengthwise
  • 6 slices (1/2 inch/1 cm thick) 6slices (1/2 inch/1 cm thick)fresh ginger
  • 1 lb 1lbboneless skinless chicken breastboneless skinless chicken breasts, thinly sliced
  • 1-1/2 cups 1-1/2cupsthinly sliced button mushrooms
  • 1 cup 1cupfrozen peas
  • 2 tbsp 2tbspfish sauce
  • 1 tbsp 1tbsppacked brown sugar
  • 1 tsp 1tspred curry paste
  • 1 can (400 mL) 1can (400 mL)coconut milk
  • 1/3 cup 1/3cupchopped fresh cilantro
  • 2 tbsp 2tbsplime juice
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Cook rice according to package directions.

Meanwhile, in large pot, bring broth, lemongrass and ginger to boil over medium-high heat. Stir in chicken, mushrooms and peas; cook over medium-low heat until chicken is no longer pink, about 4 minutes.

In small bowl, whisk together fish sauce, brown sugar and red curry paste. Stir into pot along with coconut milk; simmer until hot and fragrant, about 3 minutes. Discard lemongrass and ginger.

Stir in cilantro and lime juice. Serve over rice.

Nutritional Information Per serving: about

cal 551 pro 37g total fat 23g sat. fat 19g
carb 50g dietary fibre 3g sugar 8g chol 66mg
sodium 1,362mg potassium 753mg

% RDI:

calcium 6 iron 34 vit A 8 vit C 12
folate 21
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