Coconut lemon chicken soup

This is a recipe from quirky cooking – and is delicious and nourishing.  Suitable for stove top and Thermomix alike.

2 inch fresh ginger

1 inch fresh turmeric

2-3 large clove garlic

a handful of fresh coriander

2 spring onions, quartered

1 red chilli, seeds removed

1 litre home-made chicken broth

400g coconut milk (tinned or homemade)

30g fresh lemon juice

2 tsp coconut sugar

2 Tbspns fish sauce (optional)

Sea salt to taste

200-300g cooked chicken, leftover from making broth

Extra sliced spring onions and coriander for garnish (optional)


Finely mince ginger, turmeric and garlic; finely chop coriander, spring onions and chilli; mix together in a bowl.

Place half of the mixture into a large saucepan, add broth, and simmer for 10 mins.

Add remaining ingredients except chicken, and simmer another 10 mins.

Add cooked chicken and simmer until warmed through.

Add remaining minced herbs, garlic, ginger, turmeric mixture, and stir through.

Pour into bowls, and garnish with extra spring onions and coriander if desired.

For a thicker soup: add shredded greens (kale, spinach, bok choy, etc) when adding the broth, and/or serve over rice or mung bean vermicelli.