Thai Coconut Peanut Soup

This Thai Coconut Peanut Soup recipe is not only super yummy but super easy too. The combination of chicken, chili paste, peanut butter, coconut milk, and spices all in a thai chicken soup makes this the perfect way to warm up when you’re chilled to the bone.

Thai coconut peanut soup

Thai Coconut Soup

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This Thai Coconut Peanut soup recipe makes a delicious and easy dinner. Made with chicken, chili paste, peanut butter, coconut milk and spices makes this perfect for your healthy dinner recipes board.

I’ve mentioned before here on the blog that I love peanut butter and that I like to put it in as much food as possible. However, my husband doesn’t believe that peanut butter belongs with dinner (because he’s crazy).

So when I made him try the Thai Coconut Peanut Soup, I was nervous and he was hesitant.

The verdict? A winner! He said it didn’t make him think of peanut butter and it blended together nicely. Winning! (Are we still saying that? No? Just me?)

Related: Kickin’ Chicken Kebabs with Spicy Peanut Sauce

This Thai Coconut Peanut soup recipe makes a delicious and easy dinner. Made with chicken, chili paste, peanut butter, coconut milk and spices makes this perfect for your healthy dinner recipes board.

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This Thai Coconut Peanut soup recipe makes a delicious and easy dinner. Made with chicken, chili paste, peanut butter, coconut milk and spices makes this perfect for your healthy dinner recipes board.
This Thai Coconut Peanut soup recipe makes a delicious and easy dinner. Made with chicken, chili paste, peanut butter, coconut milk and spices makes this perfect for your healthy dinner recipes board.

Thai Coconut Peanut Soup

This Thai Coconut Peanut soup recipe makes a delicious and easy dinner. Made with chicken, chili paste, peanut butter, coconut milk and spices makes this perfect for your healthy dinner recipes board.

This list of ingredients in the Thai Coconut Peanut Soup is longer than the typical recipe here on The Bewitchin’ Kitchen but don’t let that stop you. The length may seem a little overwhelming, but it’s not. It takes only a few minutes to throw it all together, I promise.

Check it out: If you like this recipe then you will LOVE these Coconut Curry Chicken Meatballs.

Thai Coconut Soup Ingredients

Here’s what you need for this Thai coconut chicken soup

How to make Thai Coconut Peanut Soup

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This Thai Coconut Peanut soup recipe makes a delicious and easy dinner. Made with chicken, chili paste, peanut butter, coconut milk and spices makes this perfect for your healthy dinner recipes board.
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Thai Coconut Peanut Soup

This Thai Coconut Peanut soup recipe makes a delicious and easy dinner. Made with chicken, chili paste, peanut butter, coconut milk, and spices.
Course Soup
Cuisine Thai
Keyword thai coconut peanut soup, thai coconut soup, thai soup
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 10 cups
Calories 333kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp coconut oil
  • 2 lb chicken breast cubed
  • 5 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 shallots diced
  • 1 red pepper chopped
  • 1/2 cup cilantro fresh, chopped
  • 1/3 cup liquid aminos or soy sauce
  • Zest of 1 lime
  • 1/3 cup peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup lime juice
  • 3 tbsp chili paste
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce/liquid aminos
  • 2 tsp dried cilantro flakes
  • 1 tsp  cumin
  • 1 salt pinch
  • 1 black pepper pinch
  • 6 cups chicken broth
  • 2 14oz cans coconut milk
  • 1/2 cup raw peanuts chopped
  • optional: bird’s eye pepper sliced.
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Instructions

  • In a large pot, heat the coconut oil over medium heat and saute the garlic, shallots, and red pepper until soft.
  • Add the chicken, cilantro, liquid aminos/soy sauce, lime zest and juice, peanut butter, chili paste, dried cilantro, cumin, salt, and, pepper. Combine over the heat for about 4-5 minutes, stirring constantly.
  • Add the chicken broth, coconut milk, and 2 tbsp of soy sauce and bring to a boil.
  • Reduce heat and simmer for 15 minutes.
  • Top with cilantro, peanuts and birds eye pepper.

Nutrition

Serving: 1cup | Calories: 333kcal | Carbohydrates: 12.3g | Protein: 16.4g | Fat: 25.6g | Saturated Fat: 18.9g | Cholesterol: 33.3mg | Sodium: 892.5mg | Fiber: 0.9g | Sugar: 4.1g
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This Thai Coconut Peanut soup recipe makes a delicious and easy dinner. Made with chicken, chili paste, peanut butter, coconut milk and spices makes this perfect for your healthy dinner recipes board.
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43 comments on “Thai Coconut Peanut Soup”

  1. This soup looks absolutely amazing! I love all the ingredients, especially the addition of the peanut butter. I get tired of chicken so I may replace with shrimp. I’ve been meaning to buy some liquid aminos, but have been using soy sauce in the meantime (since I seem to forget every time I’m at the store). I also like to use fish sauce as a replacement as well. I can’t wait to give this a try!

    • I can’t handle fish sauce, so I didn’t but I bet it would make a delicious addition (for those who like it 😉 ). Shrimp would be yummy too!

  2. How much peanut butter? What kind of chili paste (red, green or)? Looks good. Thanks!

    • Thanks for pointing out I forgot how much PB! 1/3 cup…and chili paste was red. Don’t mistake it for curry paste, it’s the chili paste. I believe it’s the same as the sambal oek.

  3. Looks yummy and colorful! Thank you for sharing with us at #HomeMattersParty  .We would love to have you again next week. 

  4. 5 stars
    I made this last night and it was awesome. 

  5. 5 stars
    Made this last night using chili garlic sauce instead of chili paste and the flavour was on point. Next time I will add some rice to make it a bit heartier!

  6. 5 stars
    I made this tonight, with some minor tweaks…it was DELICIOUS! No doubt would be the same made as is, thank you so very much for sharing the ‘yum’!!

  7. Since I live alone, if I wanted to freeze this should I hold off on putting the coconut milk in it except for the amount I’m going to eat that night and then add the coconut milk to it when I heat it up? I know coconut milk goes wonky after it freezes (from experience lol).

    • Hi Debbie,

      I have never frozen coconut milk before (aside from making ice cream) so I’m not sure. If you think that would work best, then sure 🙂

  8. 4 stars
    Made the recipe exactly as written (well I added extra garlic because garlic!) and very little lime zest since I don’t have the patience  
    Very very delicious ! However it really needed a host of vegetables (I’m thinking mushrooms, sprouts, broccoli, not the biggest sweet potato fan but could see this being delicious in here) etc etc. Without the added veggies it’s just mostly broth (delicious but not for an actual meal).

  9. What type of peppers are floating in the soup in the images?!

  10. The recipe calls for soy sauce and dried cilantro but does not give instructions when they go into the soup or if they are a topping?

    • Thanks for catching this! Just chuck it all in there 😉 To be totally honest, I’m wondering if I added more of my notes so I’ll have to make this again. However, the ratings are still good so maybe I’m in the clear 😉

  11. 4 stars
    My husband always requests this soup. I must admit it is a little too spicy for me, but I power through it (with lots of drinks of water) because the taste is so amazing. I also added 2 cups of cooked rice because the soup is like a broth without it. Adding more vegetables would also be a great idea. But the flavor of this soup is out of this world!

  12. Yummy!  I made this tonight for dinner. It was really good. I didn’t have soy  sauce so, I used Worcestershire sauce instead.
    It was a great substitute.   If it didn’t show up I gave it 5 stars. Thanks for sharing this recipe!!

  13. I made this tonight! I wish I had known about this when I lived in PA – it warms you to your bones! I added a handful of broccoli and mushrooms. I didn’t have chili paste so I substituted with tomato paste, a dash of hot sauce, a few dashes of chili powder and red pepper flakes; and no cilantro because I’m not a fan. Just the right amount of spice and heat for me! Five stars with the addition of the veggies 🙂

  14. Hi I’d like to make this for a school party where I have to drop it off 2 hours early in a crock pot. Would rice last ok if I put it in the soup 3 hours before consuming or will it get soggy? Do you think brown rice would be better than white? Thank you!

    • It should be fine, I had leftovers and didn’t notice anything bad. That being said, double-check with your school as most schools do not allow peanuts or nuts of any sort.

  15. 5 stars
    Hi,
    I just came to thank you for this gorgeous recipe. I made it a few days ago and I’m so happy to tell you how much we enjoyed it! It’s so comforting, rich, savory. Delicious! 
    I’m just craving for it. Looking forward to make it again.
    Best,

    • I forgot to tell you that I must say I made some changes from the original recipe. I used red curry paste instead of chili paste and I also added some noodles to make it more loaded. Gorgeous!

    • Hi Yolanda! Thank you so much for letting me know your thoughts 🙂 I”m so happy you liked it!

  16. I am just making this soup: is it 1/3 cup and 2 TBSP of soy/aminos? It seems like a lot of soy.

  17. Looks delicious! Wondering if I can use plain yogurt as I hate coconut?! 🙂 

    • Hey Emily. It would alter the taste. I don’t feel that the coconut milk makes it taste like coconut though. Maybe try an almond milk (that being said it will again taste different and be super thin).

  18. Hello! This looks absolutely incredible. Do you know if this can be made in the crockpot and if so, would you recommend simply throwing all of the ingredients in together? Thank you!

    • Hey Christina,

      I haven’t tried it in the slow cooker myself, but I don’t see why not. I’d try tossing it all in at once, it’s just easier that way 😉

      Randa

  19. 5 stars
    Amazing flavors.. taste exactly like our local Thai for 14.00! Love that is so versatile!
    My tweak: I doubled the onions-hubby and I both love..and added mushrooms, again love love…I used shirachi sauce instead of chili paste and the aminos instead of soy sauce. I forgot dried cilantro at store  so just used good 1/2 or more actually of fresh. 
    For anyone who dislikes coconut out there, you would never even know it’s in the recipe, you will not taste it but is what pulls all the flavors together. I also made noodles, only for hubby who need the extra. The soup is the best I’ve made, hubby hummed when eating ☺️

  20. You should tweak your directions. It is unclear from reading them that you add the two amounts of soy sauce at two different times. The video demonstrates that they are added at two different times, but that is not reflected in your directions. I saw another comment above that found it confusing as well.

  21. Hi, I can’t get fresh cilantro, is it okay to just use dried cilantro and if so, how much.

  22. I love this soup! I can’t believe I made a soup that tastes just as good as it would at a Thai restaurant. It has just the right amount of heat and the coconut peanut taste is awesome. Definitely making it again!

  23. Excellent Thai flavor. I am currently addicted!

  24. Made this soup tonight and it was great! It was full of flavor. Absolutely loved it! It tasted as if I got it from a Thai restaurant. 

  25. This is a lovely soup thanks for sharing I made it two times this week I am addicted lol 

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