Chicken and Bok Choy Thai Curry Soup

It’s been awhile since I’ve written. What you’ve missed is a lot of darn good food…and I’m sorry you’ve missed it. I’m going to make an effort to share my food journey with you more frequently.

I have a friend over on this rainy day and soup sounded good… and not the standby tomato soup and grilled cheese (although a classic is a classic). Instead we wanted something savory, tangy, and oh so good for us. The result is this recipe that serves 8, so invite some friends over. Please enjoy.


  • 4 tsp olive oil
  • 6 scallions, thinly sliced
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 4 tablespoons grated peeled fresh ginger
  • 1 Tbsp Thai green curry paste
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp ground coriander
  • pinch cayenne pepper
  • 6 cups reduced-sodium, organic chicken broth
  • 6 baby bok choy, quartered lengthwise
  • 2 pounds skinless boneless chicken breasts
  • 1 tsp salt + to taste
  • 1/4 tsp pepper, fresh ground
  • grated zest and juice of 1 1/2 regular lime (not Thai, they are smaller)
  • 4 Tbsp chopped, fresh mint
  • 2 Tbsp chopped, fresh basil
  1. Heat oil in large pot over medium-high heat.
  2. Add scallions, garlic, ginger, curry paste, cumin, and coriander; cook, stirring constantly, until fragrant, 1 minute.
  3. Salt and pepper chicken breast.
  4. Add broth and chicken breast to pot. Braise chicken for approximately 15 minutes on medium-low heat.
  5. Remove chicken and allow to cool slightly.
  6. Add bok choy to the pot on low heat. Allow to wilt and stir in. 2-3 minutes.
  7. Shred chicken with two forks and return to pot.
  8. Add lime zest, lime juice to broth. Remove soup from heat and stir in fresh mint.
This recipe yields about 1 1/2 cups per serving.
Like you soup a little creamier? Add 1/4 cup of pureed, white beans.
I also put about a 1/4 cup of brown rice at the bottom of mine for a little more rib sticking action.

2 responses to “Chicken and Bok Choy Thai Curry Soup

  1. This was amazing. It’s kind of an updated healthy chicken soup, without noodles. We did add some brown rice, which made it more of a complete meal!

  2. This was amazing!! It’s kind of like an updated and more healthy chicken noodle soup, without the noodles. We did add brown rice to make it a complete meal. Very good.

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