Simple Thai Chicken Soup

I am such a fan of the quick throw together soup. This Thai chicken soup was exactly that. I couldn’t face another plain chicken stock soup – you know when you just CRAVE a big punchy flavour vibe? Well, this was that for me earlier last week. This is easy to make with any kinds of leftovers you have in meat or veg department – except maybe root veg, not so awesome for this texture wise, but zucchini / fennel / kale… Those would all be great veggie alternatives if you’ve not got / don’t eat meat.

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What you’ll need (Serves 1 big meal / 2 light. Multiply for larger quantities)

100g left over roast meat – I used chicken thigh

250ml quality home made stock (veggie, chicken, beef or fish depending on what meat / not meat you’re using) for a proper stock recipe READ HERE.

100ml coconut milk or 80ml coconut cream with a splash of water

2 -3 tablespoons fish sauce (I use squid brand, nothing but anchovies and salt in it)

1 – 1.5 limes juiced

1-2 tablespoons coconut /maple or rice malt syrup

1/2 cup chopped kale or bok choy

1 handful coriander

1/2 a zucchini, chopped however you like (or other green veg of your choosing)

2 spring onion stalks (if you have. not essential)

1/2 a red chilli (I blend 10 large red chillies – with seeds removed from half of them – with 1/3 cup coconut oil every couple of months and keep in a jar for when I need a chilli kick for something to save having to chop chillies for a small amount, or worse still, waste them due to not needing more for ages thereafter. So I used a heaped teaspoon of that mixture for this.)


What to do

Pop all ingredients except for the fresh coriander into a saucepan.

Bring to a boil for a minute or two.

Pour into a bowl

Top with coriander


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To make this as a family meal, simply multiply it out to your desired quantity.

TIP: Everyone’s palate is different: Start with the lower of the suggested measures above and increase as you feel you’d prefer. It’s all about getting a hang of creating balance in a dish first and then increasing intensity as desired.


Pop back and let me know what you thought!

Alexx x








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  1. Alexx, it tastes fantastic!! I’ve just used my chicken stock and the leftover roast chook from last weeks cook up. Thank you, love it! Kx

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  2. I made this tonight with the leftover chicken and stock from your Chicken curry pot roast. It was the quickest tastiest meal I have ever made! Thank you so much for the recipe.

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