Thai Chicken and Rice Soup

Thai Chicken and Rice Soup Recipe
Photo: Annabelle Breakey; Styling: Karen Shinto
In Thailand, this is served plain for breakfast, using leftover chicken. We've dressed it up with fresh herbs and fried shallots.


Serves 4
Total time: 35 Minutes

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Recipe Time

Total: 35 Minutes

Nutritional Information

Calories 319
Caloriesfromfat 58 %
Protein 18 g
Fat 21 g
Satfat 2.9 g
Carbohydrate 15 g
Fiber 0.5 g
Sodium 397 mg
Cholesterol 55 mg


1 qt. reduced-sodium chicken broth
2 cups shredded rotisserie chicken
1 cup cooked rice
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
2 tablespoons minced fresh ginger
1/3 cup vegetable oil
2 large garlic cloves, thinly sliced
1 large shallot, thinly sliced
1 tablespoon flour
1/2 cup cilantro leaves
1/2 cup Thai basil leaves
1 red jalapeño, halved and sliced


1. Put broth in a large pot and bring to a simmer. Add chicken, rice, salt, and ginger; simmer 15 minutes to let flavors develop.

2. Heat oil in a small saucepan over high heat until it registers 350° on a deep-fry thermometer. Fry garlic, turning constantly with a slotted spoon, until light golden brown, about 2 minutes. Transfer to paper towels to drain.

3. Put shallots in a small bowl and toss with flour to coat and break into rings. Fry shallots in same oil at 350° until golden brown. Drain on fresh paper towels.

4. Ladle soup into bowls. Top each with herbs, a sprinkle of fried garlic, a few slivers of fried shallot, and a few slices of jalapeño.

Note: Nutritional analysis is per 1 1/2-cup serving.