Thai Chicken Lime Soup


A delicious soup with a distinct Thai flavor you will be sure to enjoy. Refreshing, creamy, and tangy!


2 cans (16oz) coconut milk
6 thin slices galangal (see notes below for more info)
2 stalks lemon grass, lower portion, cut into 1 inch slices and crushed
8 oz chicken, sliced into small chunks (breasts or thighs)
1 cup sliced shittake mushrooms
1 tablespoon fish sauce
2 tablespoons sugar
1 teaspoon garlic chili paste
1/4 cup fresh cilantro or coriander leaves, torn
10 True Lime packets
Sliced red chili peppers, as garnish

  1. Combine half the coconut milk with the galangal and lemon grass in a large saucepan and heat to boiling.
  2. Add the chicken, mushrooms, fish sauce, and sugar. Reduce heat and simmer for about 10 minutes, or until the chicken is cooked, and then add the remaining coconut milk.
  3. Add True Lime and chili paste.
  4. Garnish with fresh cilantro or coriander leaves, and sliced red chili peppers.

Submitted By Tina Wood.

Unsure of what galangal is? This is an informative article by The Kitchn!