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Thai Coconut Chicken Soup

  • Servings
  • Hands-on time
  • Total time
  • Budget
  • 6
  • 20 min
  • 60 min
  • $$
Gatheredtable
adapted from The Cancer-Fighting Kitchen by Rebecca Katz

Ingredients

  • 1 stalk lemongrass, bruised and cut into chunks
  • 1 cup peeled and finely diced carrot
  • 1 chicken breast, sliced
  • 2 shallots
  • 1 lime, juiced and zested
  • 6 1-inch pieces of unpeeled fresh ginger
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro, for garnish
  • 2 tablespoons sliced scallion, cut thinly on the diagonal, for garnish
  • 8 cups chicken broth
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 (15 ounce) canned coconut milk
  • 3 1/2 ounces rice noodles, broken into 2-inch pieces
  • a pinch of cayenne

Directions

Prep: 1. Cut lemongrass. 2. Dice carrots. 3. Slice chicken breasts. 4. Cut shallots into quarters. 5. Zest and juice lime. 6. Cut ginger into 1 inch pieces. 7. Chop cilantro and scallions. Make: 1. Combine: broth, shallots, ginger, lemongrass, 1 teaspoon lime zest, 1/4 teaspoon salt in a soup pot over high heat. 2. Bring to a boil, lower heat, simmer ~20 minutes. 3. Using slotted spoon, scoop out solids, discard. 4. Stir in coconut milk and continue to simmer, being careful not to boil, another ~10 minutes. 5. Meanwhile, put rice noodle into a bowl of hot water and soak ~10 minutes. Drain and set aside. 6. Add carrots, cayenne and chicken to the pot. Simmer 10 minutes until chicken is cooked through. 7. Stir in noodles, 2 tablespoons lime juice, salt to taste. 8. Serve and garnished with cilantro and scallion.

Notes

This is an absolutely amazing soup, perfect for if you have a cold, or just want to feel warmed through on a cold day.

Goes great with these recipes

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Sesame Ginger Bok Choy
Basic Udon Noodles
Basic Rice Noodles
Asian-style Sesame Kale
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Sesame Broccoli
Asian Cucumber Salad
Brown Rice
Steamed Carrots
Basic Broccoli
Basic White Rice
Simple Green Salad

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