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January 18, 2012

Coconut Chicken Soup

Toddler Treat: Coconut Chicken Soup
Soups take the chill off winter and tastes oh-so good when you have the sniffles. This recipe for chicken soup has full Thai flavor and is sure to be a hit with the whole family, even the pickiest toddler. If you have a baby in your household, scoop out a little soup and purée it in the blender. It will be a nice consistency for the baby.  
Thai Chicken Coconut Soup 
2 Tbsp. Olive oil 
1/2 - 1 tsp. Thai red curry paste 
5 cups chicken stock 
1 can (13oz) coconut milk 
6 thin slices of fresh ginger 
3 Tbsp. lime juice 
2 Tbsp. fish sauce 
¾ lb boneless chicken breast 
9-10 oz. baby spinach, sliced into thin shreds 
4 ounces shitake or button mushrooms, thinly sliced 
1 Tbsp. cilantro, chopped 
Slice chicken breast into very thin strips and set aside. In a large soup pot over medium heat, warm the oil. Add the red curry paste and cook, stirring, for 1 minute. Add chicken stock, coconut milk, ginger, lime juice, fish sauce and chicken breast. Bring to a simmer, reduce heat and simmer for 5-7 minutes. Add spinach and mushrooms and simmer another 5 minutes. Add cilantro just before serving. Remove and discard the ginger slices before serving. 
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May said...

Looks delicious! Thanks for sharing this recipe with us.

Ibifiri Kamson said...

hmmm yummy.

Mommy LaDy Club said...

I love this soup! Our friend Boris from Stuttgart was here, and made it for us, and it was so delicious! I'm going to have to make it again.

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