If chicken soup is good for the body and the soul, then this Thai Coconut Chicken Soup takes the goodness to a whole new level. It’s packed with performance fats from coconut milk, Multi Collagen Protein, a punch of spicy flavor from red curry paste and some (optional) chili peppers, and the nutrition of numerous vegetables plus lemongrass- and ginger-infused broth.

In fact, you'll see that it's a perfectly balanced macronutrient meal, with 28 grams of carbs, 34 grams of fat and 34 grams of protein in each bowl. It will leave you feeling very satisfied. Additionally, it's loaded with vitamins and minerals (see nutritional data below). Each serving contains at least 20 percent Daily Value of 10 (!) minerals.

Believe me, this soup will have you saying, “More, please!” And you will be in luck because this recipe makes enough for a crowd.

Nutrition Facts

  • Serving Size: 1 bowl
  • Calories: 538
  • Total Carbohydrates: 28.3g
  • Fiber: 5g
  • Sugar: 7g
  • Total Fat: 34.5g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 11g
  • Saturated Fat: 20.5g
  • Trans Fats: 0.1g
  • Protein: 34.6g
  • Cholesterol: 129mg
  • Sodium: 566mg (38% DV*)
  • Vitamin A: 4876 IU (209% DV*)
  • Vitamin C: 79.6mg (106% DV*)
  • Vitamin K: 58.3 µg (65% DV*)
  • Calcium: 90mg (9% DV*)
  • Potassium: 985mg (21% DV*)
  • Magnesium: 80mg (26% DV*)
  • Phosphorus: 389mg (56% DV*)
  • Iron: 3.8mg (21% DV*)
  • Potassium: 985mg (21% DV*)
  • Sodium: 566mg (38% DV*)
  • Zinc: 3.3mg (42% DV*)
  • Copper: 0.5mg (52% DV*)
  • Selenium: 39.3 µg (71% DV*)
  • Manganese: 1.1mg (63% DV*)

*Percentages are based on a diet of 2,000 calories a day.

How to Make Thai Coconut Chicken Soup

Meal Type: Soups, Main Dishes

Diet Type: Gluten-Free, Paleo

Servings: 8

Prep Time: 20 min

Cook Time: 30 min

Total Time: 50 min

Ingredients:

  • 4 cups low-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 scoop Multi Collagen Protein
  • 2 stalks lemongrass, cut in half and smashed
  • 1 medium knob of ginger, peeled and coarsely chopped
  • 1–2 bird's eye chili peppers (optional)
  • 3 cans reduced fat (or light) coconut milk (13.5 oz each)
  • 1 jar Thai red curry paste (4 oz)
  • 2 tablespoons grass-fed butter or coconut oil
  • 2 pounds boneless skinless chicken thighs, chopped
  • 2 red onions, chopped
  • 1 large Japanese sweet potatoes, diced
  • 1 head broccoli, chopped
  • 1 can bamboo shoots, drained (13.5 oz)
  • 1 bunch scallions, chopped
  • 2 limes, juiced

Directions:

  1. In a large pot or dutch oven, bring the broth, lemongrass, ginger, and optional chili peppers to a boil over medium-high heat. Decrease heat to medium-low and simmer while you prepare the rest of the ingredients.
  2. In a medium pot, heat the coconut milk to a low boil over medium-high heat. Add the red curry paste and Multi Collagen Protein, whisk to combine until smooth and fully incorporated. Turn off heat and set aside.
  3. In a large skillet, heat the butter or oil over medium heat. Once the butter is melted or the oil is shimmering, add the chicken thighs and cook for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add the onions and sweet potatoes and cook 5 minutes more. Turn off heat and set aside.
  4. Remove the lemongrass, ginger and chili peppers from the broth with a handled sieve or slotted spoon and discard.
  5. Increase heat to medium and add the coconut-curry mixture, chicken and vegetable saute, broccoli, and bamboo shoots. Simmer for 10 minutes.
  6. Turn off the heat and add the scallions and lime juice. Stir, cover and allow the soup to rest for 10 minutes to allow the flavors to marry.

Recipe courtesy of Dr. Josh Axe, co-founder of Ancient Nutrition and also author of the best-selling books Keto Diet and The Collagen Diet.

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