Thai Inspired Coconut & Chicken Soup

Last week Durban was blessed with some much needed rain. While the weather was still hot and humid, it made me crave a good bowl of soup. Thai soup in particular.

Since my family are not fans of Tom Yum Soup, I decided to whip up a chicken and coconut soup. Seeing as I had no recipe, I let my imagination lead me- I knew I wanted a coconut base. With chicken pieces. With loads of lemon grass. And chilli.

What a fun morning of experimenting it turned out to be, and the best part was that the end result was simply delicious.

Serve the soup with a crusty baguette or slices of crusty milk bread and a side of grilled feta with tomatoes and it’s a delicious meal on its own, perfect for hot summer days or cold comfort food days.


Thai Inspired Chicken & Coconut Soup

1 medium onion, braise lightly in ghee till opaque.

Add in:

1/2 cup chicken cubes and braise

Then add:

2 tsp crush garlic

1 tsp ginger

Salt

2 tsp lemon pepper

1/4 tsp fine white pepper powder

2 tsp green chilli. Braise.

Then add:

1 L water and 3 stalks of lemon grass, 2 whole green chillis, boil for 15 mins.

Mix together 1/2 cup milk, 1 tin coconut cream, 1 packet vegetable soup, add to the above. Boil.

Garnish with fresh chopped coriander before serving.

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