Thai Coconut Chicken Soup Recipe

I have a great new recipe to share with you guys today – Thai Coconut Chicken Soup! It’s veggie-packed, quick and easy to make, and seriously delicious. I served it to a couple friends last week and they gave it thumbs up, too!

thai coconut chicken soup

If you’re vegetarian or vegan, have no fear – you can easily modify this recipe! Just use firm cubed tofu instead of chicken, veggie instead of chicken broth, and nix the fish sauce (add an extra splash of soy sauce instead).

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This makes a great healthy weeknight meal that comes together quickly as all that’s required is some veggie chopping and then the actual cooking time is quite short! Here’s what you’re workin’ with, ingredient-wise:

thai coconut chicken soup ingredients

To make this recipe really fast, use a rotisserie chicken or already cooked leftover chicken. If you don’t have any cooked chicken on hand, you can use raw cubed chicken and just pan cook it first – or let it simmer and cook through in the broth. Either would work!

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Enjoy the recipe – let me know how you like it!

Serves 6TO 8     adjust servings

Thai Coconut Chicken Soup

Prep Time 10 MINUTES Prep Time
Cook Time 20 MINUTES Cook Time
Total Time 30 mins Total Time


  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 2 cups sliced celery
  • 1 red bell pepper, chopped
  • 16 oz baby bella mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 bunch green onions, sliced
  • 1 tablespoon grated fresh ginger
  • 2 tablespoons fish sauce
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 2 cups shredded cooked chicken
  • 1 13.5 oz can coconut milk (regular or light)
  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • 1 teaspoon Thai chili garlic paste (optional - spicy)
  • Garnish: sliced green onions, fresh cilantro, lime wedges


  1. Heat vegetable oil in a large pot over medium-high heat. Add the celery, bell pepper, mushrooms, green onions, and ginger, and cook for 7-8 minutes, until tender.
  2. Add the fish sauce, soy sauce, chicken, coconut milk, and chicken broth.
  3. Turn the heat to high and bring to a boil, then reduce heat to low and simmer for 10 minutes.
  4. Serve topped with green onions, cilantro, and lime wedges.


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  1. 1

    This sounds delicious Anne!

  2. 2

    Yum I love Thai food–one of my favorite cuisines!!

  3. 3

    Love the addition of limes. They make the dish POP!

  4. 4

    Yum- I was looking forward to this recipe after you mentioned it last week- pinning!

  5. 5

    Yum! So fresh and simple!

  6. 6

    Nothing beats Thai food, especially Thai comfort food! Thank you for sharing! Keeping it in the lineup for the next chilly night.

  7. 7

    This sounds awesome! Gotta love a good veggie-packed soup!

  8. 8

    Love it, that you give the vegetarian substitution ideas! I’m trying to reduce the meat in my meal plan, so the vegetarian version of this soup sounds perfect!

  9. 10

    Thank you so much for posting this recipe! It looks delicious. I love thai food but it’s sometimes tough to cook at home. This recipe looks simple and healthy, so thanks again!

  10. 11
    Roadrunner says

    Looks super, Anne, thanks!

  11. 12

    I prepared my 4 chicken breasts halves(boneless, skinless) in the crock pot with the glaze and then poured it off into a small pot and simmered on the stove until it thickened. While the glaze was thickening, I “shredded” the chicken in large pieces. 

  12. 13

    This was tasty! I made my own broth and added star anise, garlic, and a pinch of brown sugar. Don’t skimp the lime juice garnish, for sure. And my #1 tip for curries and soups that use coconut milk is don’t use “light” coconut milk … you are just paying for water, and missing out on some seriously delicious creaminess :)


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