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Coconut Chicken Soup

Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Course Soup


  • 2 quarts homemade chicken stock (I always keep this in the fridge for such situations)
  • Juice of two lemons 
  • 2 cans coconut milk (full fat!)
  • ¼ - ½ tsp red pepper flakes
  • 1 tsp freshly grated ginger
  • 4 tbsp rapadura or honey (optional)
  • 1 - 2 cups cooked chicken (optional) – I left this out this time
  • Fish sauce or salt, to taste
  • ¼ cup cilantro, chopped
  • A handful of green onion, chopped


  • Heat the broth up in a pot.  Skim any floaties off the top.  Add in the coconut milk, rapadura or honey, ginger, chicken (if you're using it), lemon juice, and red pepper flakes.  Simmer for fifteen minutes.
  • Scoop into a bowl (or mug!) and top off the broth with the cilantro and green onion.  And whatever other toppings your little heart desires.  Avocado, chicken meat, or rice noodles would be a wonderful way to add more substance.
Keyword chicken