Thursday, October 16, 2014

quick coconut chicken soup {31 Days of Postpartum Health & Healing}

One of my favorite nourishing meals is coconut chicken soup - tom kha. It is so soothing and perfect for a new mom (and her family!). It's a wonderful post-birth meal, too!

You can find complicated recipes around the web but really, there are only a few crucial ingredients that are needed to get some great flavors. My recipe is a combination of the Nourishing Traditions recipe and instructions from a Thai cooking class we we gifted as a wedding present.

Quick Coconut Chicken Soup


1 can (14 oz) full-fat coconut milk
2 cups chicken stock
1 inch piece of lemongrass (optional, found in produce section near the chilis and ginger)
1 inch piece ginger, peeled and sliced
1 pound boneless chicken thighs
1 cup sliced crimini mushrooms
2 Tbsp. lime juice
1 Tbsp. fish sauce
Sea Salt to taste
Sriracha (to taste, optional)
Chopped cilantro (garnish, optional)


- Cut chicken into chunks
- Combine the chicken stock, coconut milk, ginger and lemongrass. Bring to a boil, lower to a simmer and add the rest of the ingredients.
- Cook until chicken is cooked through, approx. 15 minutes.
- Garnish with cilantro, sea salt and sriracha to taste.

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