Thai Chicken Coconut Soup

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Thai soup? Me?


I have never been a huge fan of Thai food until recently.

In my opinion, most of it is too overwhelming in one area or another, either too much heat (and you know I love heat), or the flavor contrasts are disappointing. And that just pisses me off when a dish looks so good. If a dish that’s pretty should taste good damnit. Of course, maybe I’ve been going to the wrong restaurants.

I don’t give up on food; even if I’m not crazy about something I make it at home. There are lots of things I love when I make them myself, but wouldn’t order out. Chinese is another one (but I do love P.F. Chang’s).

I love the coconut milk in this; it balances everything out.
IMGP6319This lovely little soup is a good middle of the road type meal – not a tiny snack but not ridiculously heavy. Although you could make it as heavy as you wanted by adding more chicken, more veggies, etc. This was just right for me.

It’s kinda spicy, hearty, a hint of coconut, and a little buttery. 

Here’s your printable-

Thai Chicken Coconut Soup

Thai Chicken Coconut Soup


  • 1/2 lb. rice noodles, cooked according to package directions
  • 1 pound chicken thighs, skinless and deboned, done and shredded
  • 8 oz. broccoli florets
  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • 1 cup canned mushrooms
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1 tsp ginger
  • 2 tbsp natural peanut butter
  • 1 cup coconut milk
  • 1/2 cup whole cream
  • 1/3 cup soy sauce
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 2 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tbsp Sriracha
  • 3 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp fish sauce
  • 3 tbsp salted peanuts, crushed
  • 2 tbsp scallions


  • Combine noodles through fish sauce in a dutch oven over medium high heat and bring to a boil, stirring.
  • Cover, reduce heat to low and simmer for 30 minutes.
  • Top with peanuts and scallions and serve!
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  • Adam J. Holland
    June 4, 2016 at 11:51 AM

    I stumbled on to this whilst looking for your homemade pita bread recipe. Damn, Shea! Don’t know how I missed this one. Looks great. Bookmarked.

  • Abbe @ This is How I Cook
    October 6, 2015 at 10:19 PM

    I make a Thai soup similar to this, but still quite different. I must say though that I’ve never found a version I didn’t like!

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