Cream of Chicken Soup

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Nothing beats the comforting and soothing feeling that a bowl of creamy coconut chicken soup can bring. Cozy up and enjoy this Thai-inspired chicken soup with homemade bread.

  • 2 tbsp Coconut oil
  • 2 Shallots, finely chopped
  • 1 Leek, white part only
  • 250 g Skinless chicken breast, chopped
  • 300 ml Chicken stock
  • 1/2 tbsp Fresh parsley, chopped
  • 1/2 tbsp Fresh thyme, chopped
  • 100 ml Coconut milk
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  1. Melt the coconut oil in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Add the shallots and cook, stirring, for a couple of minutes, until slightly softened.
  2. Add in leek and cook for another 3 minutes, stirring. Add in chopped chicken, stock, and herbs. Bring to a boil, then lower the heat and simmer for 15 minutes or until the chicken is tender and cooked through.
  3. Remove from the heat and process with an immersion hand blender until smooth. Season the soup with salt and pepper and warm over low heat for 5 minutes. Stir in the coconut milk and cook for another 2 minutes, then remove from the heat and ladle into serving bowls. Garnish with sprig of thyme and serve immediately. | © 2011 |


What's Baking?? 23/9/12 06:18

so creamy and thick..very nice.

wok with ray 23/9/12 07:48

Oh yes! Simple but the soup looks delicious, rich, and creamy. Wouldn't mind having a bowl (or two). Have a good week ahead, Angie! :)

Guru Uru 23/9/12 07:55

What a simple but sumptuous bowl of soup my friend :D

Choc Chip Uru

Fern @ To Food With Love 23/9/12 08:19

Lovely twist to cream of chicken soup...looks beautiful!

Jeannie Tay 23/9/12 09:06

coconut chicken soup sounds delicious with the bread!

OohLookBel 23/9/12 09:37

This recipe is a keeper! Creamy coconut would go so well with the comforting chicken =)

Munatycooking 23/9/12 10:21

Creamy and rich soup, I like the coconut milk twist. It looks so delicious, I would leave in few whole chicken pieces though to munch on :)

Foodycat 23/9/12 10:26

That's really interesting - I've never thought about making a Western-flavoured chicken soup with coconut milk before, but I love tom kha gai so I know it would be good.

Rosa's Yummy Yums 23/9/12 10:47

A comforting and delicious sounding soup! So luscious.



Medeja 23/9/12 12:42

What a beautiful and delicious comfort food!

Anonymous 23/9/12 13:00

One of my favourite soups Angie but I have never thought to make it using coconut milk before, it must be even nicer!
:-) Mandy

Anonymous 23/9/12 13:16

This is so good for me right now. Nothing is better than a chicken soup when you have a cold. Love the creaminess of this soup!

Pegasuslegend 23/9/12 13:24

Wow coconut milk? That's a great ingredient for creaminess.. love that tip thanks...

Carol @ Always Thyme to Cook 23/9/12 14:23

Delicious flavors, never thought to use coconut milk! This looks so thick and creamy.

The Café Sucré Farine 23/9/12 14:26

Very yummy looking Angie, we are thinking alike this week - I made a coconut soup also, mine with parsnips and apples but quite similar! I'm such a sucker for Thai flavors!

Sam @ My Carolina Kitchen 23/9/12 14:35

Love the coconut in this. I could use a bowl right now with our cool weather.

Pola M 23/9/12 15:33

This soup must be so deliciously comforting! I'd love a cup or a bowl!

Kat 23/9/12 16:17

I absolutely love Thai-inspired dishes. You made the cream of chicken soup gain a whole new (and much more appealing) meaning by using coconut milk. I could use a bowl of this right now.

kitchen flavours 23/9/12 16:25

A bowl of comforting goodness! Love it!

OysterCulture 23/9/12 17:03

now that its fall, I am craving soups and this sounds like a great way to kick off the season!

Happy Cook / Finla 23/9/12 17:40

We love cream of chicken soup here and thes elook so good.

Beth 23/9/12 17:44

I always love chicken soup, and this looks like a delicious variation on the standard recipe!

Lizzy Do 23/9/12 18:49

So beautiful and creamy! I love that you used coconut milk...mmmmmm.

curt's delectables 23/9/12 19:33

Wow this really looks great, love the creaminess haven't tried cooking with the coconut milk will have to try this one!

Paula @ Vintage Kitchen 23/9/12 20:32

A wonderfully different chicken soup! This is such an interesting and easy recipe.

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Rosita Vargas 23/9/12 21:40

Que rica sopa cremosa me encanta de pollo luce estupenda,abrazos hugs,hugs.

SavoringTime in the Kitchen 23/9/12 23:02

What a delightful bowl of chicken soup! The coconut milk must give it an amazing taste. I love soup season :)

Gloria 24/9/12 00:50

Just lovely Angie look amazing! I love soups!

Kiran @ 24/9/12 02:56

LOVE the styling!! Nothing is better than a bowl of comforting cream of chicken soup :)

Monet 24/9/12 04:11

Such a simple and satisfying fall course. Thank you so much for sharing...what a delicious way to end my weekend. I hope you have a beautiful Monday, my friend!

Mich - Piece of Cake 24/9/12 05:02

Love this hearty bowl of soup. I notice you do use coconut oil in your cooking pretty often. I am wondering if its because there are some special health benefits to it? I know coconut milk is not so healthy if consumed regularly, but someone has mentioned to me before that coconut oil is not the same...

TasteHongKong 24/9/12 06:52

Must be creamy and full of coconut flavor; loving coconut oil almost in every dish : ).

Baker Street 24/9/12 06:56

creamy and thick is how I like it too! love the addition of coconut here, angie!

lena 24/9/12 14:12

am a little curious about the taste of coconut milk in chicken soup but that bowl of soup looks very appealing! i also love the rolls at the background!

rita cooks italian 24/9/12 15:20

What a good alternative to the usual chicken soup, a soup with coconut milk! I do use a lot of coconut milk and I will surely give it a try!!

Anne Regalado 24/9/12 15:53

Angie , this soup looks and I'm sure tastes much more better than my fave Campbell's ! lol Love the addition of coconut milk :D Need to look for that coconut oil ! Presentation so as the photos look awesome as always !

Erica 24/9/12 16:18

Cream chicken soup is a very popular soup in Colombia....Your version is delicious, Angie!

Susan 24/9/12 16:46

Mine would be veggie "chicken" but this looks so comforting with the weather turning chilly. BTW, I love the AE quote:-D

Kate@Diethood 24/9/12 17:07

I've never had chicken soup with coconut, but it sounds amazing!!

Helene Dsouza 24/9/12 17:39

First I thought it was the usual cream chicken soup, but then I realized u add coconut. That sounds very sexy to me! ^.^

Terra 24/9/12 20:08

Oh wow, your addition of coconut milk sounds amazing! What a great mix of flavors:-) Hugs, Terra

Jenn Kendall 24/9/12 20:15

i love the coconut oil and coconut milk in here, sounds so delicious!

TastefullyJulie 24/9/12 21:40

I'm in soup mode, too. Yours looks great!

Kiersten @ Oh My Veggies 24/9/12 22:15

I love how you gave this traditional recipe a Thai-inspired twist!

mjskit 25/9/12 01:21

Cream of chicken soup with coconut milk! Love it! Love cream of chicken soup but can't handle all the real cream, so I'm really looking forward to trying this soup! Thanks!!!

Kelly Mulcair Registered Nutritionist. Content © 2011 Trinity Nutrition. 25/9/12 03:56

So simple and elegant... and I can imagine how the herbs would play beautifully in this soup. I wish I had a bowl right now! :).

Claudia 25/9/12 04:09

Oh my, Angie - the day we go below 60 degrees, this is warming up my stove.

Asmita 25/9/12 04:31

It's that time of the year to make soups and this would definitely top my list. Looks amazing!

My Little Space 25/9/12 11:09

Oh such a comforting treat. Guess autumn is getting near! Hope you're having a fabulous week ahead, dear.

Belinda @zomppa 25/9/12 12:28

Nope, nothing beats this on these chillier fall nights! Love the coconut flavors!

Barbara 25/9/12 13:11

I love it! Coconut milk in chicken soup. What a super idea, Angie. Very unusual and there's nothing more comforting for lunch than cream of chicken soup.

Katerina 25/9/12 14:42

I made a chicken soup on Sunday too! Your creamed one looks perfect! Chicken soup is my favorite in any form and texture!

Tricia @ saving room for dessert 25/9/12 18:02

The coconut oil and milk is brilliant! I can't imagine how creamy this tastes. I could really cozy up with a bowl of this lovely soup!

Cheap Ethnic Eatz 25/9/12 19:44

Way to go in adding an exotic twist to the hum-drum chicken soup. Yummy Thai flavors.

Pam 25/9/12 19:52

I bet the coconut milk made this creamy soup extra special.

Rebecca Subbiah 25/9/12 21:19

great soup and love the bowls

Jenny (VintageSugarcube) 25/9/12 21:32

Any soup with coconut milk rocks my socks right off!

RavieNomNoms 25/9/12 21:47

I cannot remember if I commented on this yet or not, if I have already I am doing it again. This just looks so amazing. Perfect for the chilly Fall days!

Geni 25/9/12 22:04

How unusual but wonderful that you used coconut milk Angie. This looks so fall inspired, comforting and utterly delicious!

Amelia 26/9/12 00:53

Hi Angie,your bowl of soup sure look delicious. Sound like a great combination using coconut milk. Nice presentation.

Have a nice week ahead.

The Red Apron 26/9/12 02:22

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[Reply] 26/9/12 14:31

So comforting!! Right for the coming season :-)

Mary 26/9/12 15:16

This sounds delicious tome. Using coconut milk in the soup is a wonderful idea that subtly changes the flavor. I must try this.I hope you are having a great day. Blessings...Mary

Devaki 26/9/12 23:40

This is just the most marvelous healthy take on a creamy classic and yours is that and more. Lovely Angie :)

chow :) Devaki @ weavethousandflavors

Reeni Pisano 27/9/12 02:41

This is the ultimate comfort soup Angie! Love that delicious twist with the coconut. Delectable.

Cass @foodmyfriend 27/9/12 08:25

Such a great colour Angie. You have outdone yourself here! I made a cream of mushroom soup and a cream of broccoli soup that is to die for too. Veggie style!

master chef 27/9/12 14:08

WOW, looks amazing :) Love your blog

[Reply] 27/9/12 15:07

Creamy goodness...perfect for fall....

CJ - Food Stories 27/9/12 17:39

I love creamy soups & this one looks fabulous :-)

Mary 27/9/12 21:19

oh my goodness, this sounds fantastic, Angie! I love everything here. Thanks! Have a blessed rest of the week.

kankana 27/9/12 21:49

Exactly what I need right now.

Jenn 28/9/12 03:47

I want that soup! Talk about yummy and comforting... I'd eat that right now even though it's 98 degrees!!!

Geraldine Saucier 28/9/12 17:03

The soup looks delicious:) I love having soup this time of year. I never would have thought of using coconut ilk and coconut oil in chicken soup. It sounds fantastic. I must try this recipe.

Roz P. 29/9/12 21:27

Angie, I love the addition of coconut milk in this soup. I keep it on hand at all times in my pantry! Plus it is time to start enjoying more comforting soups like this! Thank you for asking me to place a 'pin it' button on my blog. I added it by myself as I try to learn new blog technologies! Thank you for you help!


Roz P. 29/9/12 21:28

P.S. I just tweeted and stumbled, and google +'d this delicious soup for you!


Patty 29/9/12 21:29

Thai flavors in a comforting bowl of cream of chicken soup, yum, please pass the spoon;-)

Lisa Bee 30/9/12 17:32

I added a bit of lemongrass to this recipe and it was amazing. Love the recipe!!

tasteofbeirut 30/9/12 18:12

These beautiful photos are so inviting! I have never had chicken soup flavored with coconut milk, but since I love chicken curry I'd most likely love this one!

TastefullyJulie 1/10/12 14:43

This looks so warm and comforting. Thanks!

noobcook 4/10/12 06:28

must be ultra-aromatic with the coconut oil and milk.

Alaska Fishing Tackle 4/10/12 10:51

Thanks for sharing this lovely recipe. I am Irene from Los Angeles. I tried this recipe today at home and my family loved it.

The Squishy Monster 5/10/12 00:31

I adore the Thyme, Leek and Coconut Oil in this---sounds super delicious!


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