Photo: Mary Britton Senseney/Wonderful Machine and Randy Mayor; Styling: Leigh Ann Ross
Total Time
40 Mins
Yield
Serves 4

For a quick dinner that's full of distinctive Thai flavor, offer Thai Chicken Soup.

How to Make It

Heat a large saucepan over medium-high heat. Add oil to pan; swirl to coat. Add shallots; cook 1 minute, stirring frequently. Add garlic and ginger; cook 30 seconds, stirring constantly. Add broth; bring to a boil, scraping pan to loosen browned bits. Add lemongrass and 2 cups water to broth mixture; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer 10 minutes. Stir in chicken and bok choy; simmer 5 minutes. Discard lemongrass. Remove from heat; stir in cilantro, basil, lime juice, and salt. Place 1/2 cup noodles in each of 4 bowls; top each serving with 1 1/4 cups soup. Sprinkle with red pepper.

Ratings & Reviews

Restaurant quality soup, maybe better

luvmygem
October 07, 2016
This was an excellent and easy soup to make. I made the following changes: instead of canned broth I used the carcus of a Costco chicken to make 4 cups of home made broth, because my son will not eat anything out of a can. Then I used half the breast meat from the same chicken for the soup. I had a few whole Thai chilies I threw in, and used them for a garnish when I served the soup. Lastly, the store was out of rice noodles so I used Japanese Udon, which was still good.....so, so good! I'll definitely make this again.

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Tomtes
October 23, 2012
I made this to the recipe, but used home made broth and chicken. It just didn't do it for me. Husband said he liked it, but I didn't. Won't bother with it again.

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Emmaleee
September 29, 2012
Great taste!

luvmygem's Review

judym1
August 26, 2012
Instead of red pepper flakes, I used some dried Thai chili peppers because I had them on hand. Use my homemade no salt added stock. Very good!

Emmaleee's Review

kblurton
July 23, 2012
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ttsholland
May 10, 2012
nice quick tasty soup

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TY1024
May 09, 2012
I thought this soup was very good and the only thing I added was a 1/4 tsp of red pepper flakes only because we like things spicy. The lime juice cilantro and basil make the dish. I will definitely be making this soup again.

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Erica8
May 08, 2012
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MichelleM
May 01, 2012
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eredens
April 24, 2012
I was very excited to make this soup, but it fell a little bit short. Overall, the flavors weren't strong enough to make me want to make this again. I would suggest adding more of the ingredients at the beginning- shallots, garlic, and ginger- but most importantly, I would substitute all of the water for chicken broth. I ended up adding much more salt than called for because all it tasted like was chicken and bok choy in water. I think subbing chicken broth for the water would make a great difference in flavor. The spicy wontons however, were excellent.