One of the Best Exotic Chicken Soup Recipes

Posted on Aug 14, 2013

Chicken soup is probably one of the most popular food dishes in the world. It can be Found in most foreign cuisines and it is loved by people of all ages and preferences. It is not hard to imagine why this recipe is so popular. It is delicious, nutritious, cheap and easy to make. If you are a fan of the chicken soup then you have probably toyed with the classic recipe, adding certain ingredients and spices in order to make it more interesting. Well, if you are in search of some exotic chicken soup recipes, then you should check out our suggestion. The following recipe still falls under the category of comfort food, but it is enriched by new flavors that are not usually found in the classic chicken soups.

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Thai chicken soup with coconut milk

Thai chicken soup is not as popular as the classic chicken soup recipes but is has a nice flavor that most people enjoy. Whether or not you have tried Thai chicken soup, you definitely need to check out this upgraded recipe with coconut milk
Ingredients

  • 6 cups chicken stock
  • 1 chicken breast
  • lemongrass stalk
  • spices: 4 kafir limes leaves, 1 thumb sized grated ginger, 2 minced red chilies, , 1 tbs brown sugar, 1 handful coriander leaves and 1 handful basil leaves
  • 1 cup sliced Shiitake mushrooms
  • 1 can coconut milk
  • 2 tbs. Lime juice
  • 2 tbs. fish sauce
  • 3 sliced green onions
  • optional: other vegetables ( bell pepper, cherry tomatoes..), wheat or rice noodles.

Instructions
Despite the exotic nature of this soup, it is just as easy to make as all the other chicken soup recipes. You start by mincing the lower portion of the lemongrass stalk. Place the chicken stock in a soup pot over medium heat. Once it starts boiling you can add the chicken breast, the mushrooms, the fresh chilli, the kafir leaves and the upper part of the lemongrass. Let the mixture boil until the chicken is cooked. Once the chicken is ready, you can turn down the heat a little bit. Continue by adding the ginger, the coconut milk, the fish sauce and the optional vegetables. Simmer the mixture for a minute and then add the lime juice and continue stirring. At this point you should also turn down the heat to the minimum point. You should know that Asian chicken soup recipes have a balance between the spicy, sour, salty and sweet flavors and this soup makes no exception. Therefore you should taste it and adjust the flavor until it is perfect. Use the fish sauce for salty, the brown sugar for sweet, the chilly for spicy and the coconut milk for less spicy. Once you get the perfect flavor, your soup will be ready. Before serving it, sprinkle some fresh coriander, basil and spring onion over each bowl.