Easy Thai Chicken Soup – Paleo

Easy Thai Chicken Soup - Paleo

This is one of those meals that you can’t believe takes so little effort and tastes so darn good.  Many times, I add rice noodles to please the kiddos…but rice noodles and soup can be a bit tricky, as they get soggy very quickly.  I recommend boiling them separately, but al dente or slightly undercooked.  You then add the noodles to individual bowls and pour the hot soup over them.  If you store noodles with the soup, they will get too soggy, so store them separately…that is IF there is any left!!

I discovered this recipe in a Sunset Magazine, years ago, submitted by a reader named Jiranooch Shapiro….whoever you are…THANK YOU!!

Easy Thai Chicken Soup - paleo

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Easy Thai Chicken Soup - Paleo
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Serves: 4-5
In a soup pot, bring the coconut milk, chicken broth, ginger, and lemongrass to a boil. Add the chicken and mushrooms and simmer until cooked through, about 10 minutes. Remove lemongrass and ginger slices. Add the remaining ingredients, more or less as you prefer!!
  • 1 14oz can coconut milk (Whole Food 365 brand is the most affordable I've found, and I have been happy with it!)
  • 1 14oz can chicken broth, or homemade
  • 6 slices FRESH ginger or galangal root, about a quarter size each
  • 1-2 lemongrass stalks, cut into 3rds or 4ths
  • 1 pound boned and skinned chicken thighs or breasts, cut into bite-size pieces
  • 2 cups sliced mushrooms ( I usually do a mix of cremini and shitake!)
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice (or more taste)
  • 1 tablespoon fish sauce (or more to taste)
  • 1 teaspoon palm sugar or 4 drops liquid stevia
  • 1-3 teaspoons Thai Chile Garlic Sauce or paste, or Sriacha
  • ½ cup finely minced fresh cilantro
  • 1 teaspoon salt, to taste
  • Optional: Lots of veggies would make a good addition to this soup..I love sweet peppers!
  1. In a soup pot, bring the coconut milk, chicken broth, ginger, and lemongrass to a boil.
  2. Add the chicken and mushrooms and simmer until cooked through, about 10 minutes.
  3. Remove lemongrass and ginger slices.
  4. Add the remaining ingredients, more or less as you prefer!!


Easy Thai Chicken Soup - paleo

This recipe was shared on Mostly Homemade Mondays, Fat Tuesdays, Hearth & Soul, GF Wednesday, Waste Not Want NotHomestead Blog HopReal Food Fridays, Let’s get Real Fridays, Savouring Saturdays

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When her third child was born with severe food allergies, Tessa took to the kitchen to figure out how to feed her family well. Always up for a culinary challenge, their journey has taken many twists and turns! Lots of Paleo, and lots of top 8 free. Good food for families, that's what she's about!

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14 comments on “Easy Thai Chicken Soup – Paleo
  1. Yum! Pinned it! Thank for sharing on Traditional Tuesday :)

  2. We love this recipe Julie…hope you do too!!

  3. This sounds really tasty, I LOVE Thai flavors. I'm hosting a weekly blog carnival specifically for soups, stocks and chowders, every Sunday! I would love it if you would come over and post this recipe. Here's a link with more information:


    I hope to see you there!

  4. Sounds delicious! Thai soups are my favorite! I make a Thai Coconut Curry Chicken Soup that always gets gobbled up – similar ingredients but with a little bit different flavoring. I can't wait to try this one :)


  5. Thanks so much for sharing this recipe with Sunday Night Soup Night! I'll be hosting weekly through fall and winter, so I'd love to see you again with your next soup/stock/chowder recipe.

  6. SunnyB @ andloveittoo says:

    I love Thai soups! Thank you for sharing this with Ingredient Challenge Monday. I cannot wait to give this recipe a try. xoxo

  7. Linda says:

    I love that this is paleo, Tessa. I’ve already pinned it to my soup board. Thanks for sharing.

  8. Golly you have some great sounding soup recipes! Thanks for linking up with Get Real Frugal Friday last week! I hope you’ll back come by my blog hop today and join us again! http://realfoodrealfrugal.com/2013/01/24/focus-on-the-food-cauliflower-get-real-frugal-friday-3/

  9. Miz Helen says:

    Your Thai Chicken Soup looks delicious. Hope you have a great weekend and thanks for sharing your tasty recipe with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  10. Rebecca says:

    Hi Tessa, I am a total sucker for all things Thai, so this has to be a recipe to try:-)

  11. What a beautiful dish! Got it pinned! Thanks for linking up at Gluten Free Fridays!

  12. I love all the wonderful layers of flavour in this Easy Thai Chicken soup. It looks wonderful too!

  13. Looks delish! I don’t have much experience with thai food, but this looks like a great recipe to branch out with! I’ll use turkey instead of chicken. Yum!

    Thanks for sharing!
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  14. Marla says:

    Looks so healthy and hearty. Would be great for a cold Winter’s day. I love the idea of using coconut milk. Thanks for sharing on Real Food Fridays. Pinned & twitted.
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