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Thai Coconut Curry Chicken Soup

Thai Coconut Curry Chicken Soup

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Thai Coconut Curry Chicken Soup is light, comforting and full of flavor. A soothing coconut and red curry soup loaded with chicken, vegetables and is served with scoop of thai jasmine rice and lime wedges.
Course Soups, Stews & Chilis
Cuisine Thai
Keyword coconut curry, coconut curry chicken soup, curry, soup, thai
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 1 hr 25 mins
Total Time 1 hr 35 mins
Servings 6 to 8
Calories 248
Author Laurie McNamara


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 medium yellow onion diced
  • 1 medium carrot halved lengthwise and sliced (about 1 cup)
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • pounds boneless skinless chicken thighs diced 1-inch
  • 1 medium zucchini quartered and sliced
  • 1 medium yellow squashed quartered and sliced
  • 3 tablespoons thai red curry paste
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 quart 4 cups unsalted chicken broth
  • 1 (15 ounce) can coconut milk full fat
  • 1/2 a (15 ounce) can coconut cream
  • 3/4 cup peas
  • 2 cups cooked thai jasmine rice for serving
  • cilantro for garnish
  • sliced green onions for garnish
  • sambal or sriracha for spice


  • In a dutch oven, add olive oil, onion and carrot with a pinch of salt. Heat on medium to medium-low, stirring occasionally until tender. About 10 minutes.
  • Add garlic, cook 1 minute.
  • Next add in the diced chicken thighs, stir occasionally until cooked through.
  • Add in the diced zucchini and yellow squash, stir and cook 5 minutes.
  • Stir in the curry paste, garlic and onion powder.
  • Pour in broth, coconut milk and coconut cream. Simmer, uncovered over medium-low heat for 1 hour.
  • Stir in peas and season with salt to taste.
  • Ladle soup in bowls and garnish with 1/4 cup scoop of thai jamine rice, green onions and cilantro.
  • Add a little sambal oelek or sriracha for some spice.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 248kcal | Carbohydrates: 27g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 24mg | Sodium: 417mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 4g