There is not much to say about this recipe… kinda speaks for itself. It’s simple and oh-so-flavorful. Warming. Filling but not heavy. A perfect fall soup….now that fall has arrived in Boulder 🙂

Thai Chicken Coconut Soupdsc_0034
by Debbie Steinbock

2 Tbsp. coconut oil (or olive oil)
2 carrots, peeled and sliced
2 small zucchini, sliced into half moons
½ medium onion, minced
32 oz. organic chicken broth
1 can coconut milk
2 stalks of lemongrass, approximately 5” each
1 lb. natural chicken breasts, cut into small cubes
3 baby bok choy (or 1 large), white and green parts sliced
1 small bunch cilantro leaves, chopped
½ Tbsp. salt, or to taste
juice of 1 lime


  1. In a medium pot, add the coconut oil and sauté the carrots, zucchini, and onion until they become slightly browned—approximately 10 minutes.
  2. Add the chicken broth, can of coconut milk, cubed chicken breasts, and lemon grass stalks and bring to a boil; lower the heat, cover, and simmer for about 20-30 minutes, or until the chicken is no longer pink.
  3. Add the bok choy, cilantro, salt, and lime juice and cook for 10 more minutes, or until all the vegetables are tender and the chicken is thoroughly cooked.
  4. Alternately, you can add all the ingredients (except for the coconut milk) to a crock pot, set for 4-6 hours, and then stir in the coconut milk before serving. This is my preference and how I make this soup 95% of the time 🙂

About Debbie Steinbock, HHC

After years of being told that she had an "incurable" chronic health condition, Debbie turned to her diet to help her understand her disease, restore her body, and regain control of her health. Her personal journey has given her the knowledge and compassion necessary to help her clients take an active role in their own healing. Since starting her practice in 2000, Debbie has successfully helped hundreds of people across the country to improve their diet, enhance their current state of health, and eliminate a variety of health conditions.

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