Thai Coconut Curry Chicken Soup - Keto and Low Carb
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Thai Coconut Curry Chicken Soup - Keto and Low Carb

Classic Thai chicken soup flavored coconut, shiitake mushrooms and a spicy kick from red curry!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Soup
Servings: 6
Calories: 223kcal
Author: Keto Cooking Christian


  • 12 ounces chicken breast shredded
  • 6 cups chicken stock
  • 5 ounces shiitake mushrooms sliced
  • 13.5 ounce can unsweetened full fat coconut milk
  • 1 small zucchini sliced into half moons
  • 1/2 cup red pepper sliced into thin strips
  • 1 tablespoon fish sauce
  • 2" piece lemongrass
  • 2 tablespoons red curry paste
  • 1 tablespoon scallions thinly sliced
  • 2 teaspoons ginger grated
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • zest and juice of 1 lime
  • 1 tablespoon fresh cilantro
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • Keto friendly mild flavored oil


  • Prepare the chicken by shredding cooked chicken breast.  I poached 2 chicken breasts in chicken stock, then shredded. You can certainly use shredded rotisserie chicken instead, if you'd like.
  • Take the piece of lemongrass and hit it a few times with the back of your knife.  This will release the flavor into the soup, which really adds so much!
  • Heat a large pot to medium, add in the butter and oil and sauté the mushrooms and red pepper for a few minutes.  Add in the ginger and garlic, sauté for about 20 seconds, then stir in the curry paste and allow to toast for 10 seconds.
  • Deglaze the pan with the chicken stock (I used the remaining poaching stock, along with more chicken stock).  Add in the coconut milk, chicken, lime juice/zest, fish sauce, lemongrass and scallions.  
  • Simmer for 15 minutes, uncovered. Add in the zucchini and allow to cook 5 more minutes or until tender. Discard the lemongrass, garnish with fresh cilantro and swerve with a squeeze of lime! Store leftovers in the fridge for a few days or freeze.


If you don't like too much spice, you can reduce the red curry down to just 1 tablespoon.  The soup will still have tremendous flavor, but will be a bit milder.


Calories: 223kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 17g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 4g