Spicy Lime-Ginger Thai Chicken Soup Recipe

Spicy Lime-Ginger Thai Chicken Soup Recipe

How To Make Spicy Lime-Ginger Thai Chicken Soup Recipe

Enjoy a zesty and hot bowl of this Thai chicken soup on cold winter nights! It has bites of tender chicken, ginger, and spicy chilies for truly warm dish.

Preparation: 30 minutes
Cooking: 4 hours
Total: 4 hours 30 minutes



  • 1whole chicken,(3 to 3½ lbs)
  • 1fresh ginger
  • 1onion
  • 3carrots
  • 3celery stalks
  • 1lemongrass stalks
  • 4kaffir lime leaves,fresh or frozen
  • 1serrano chili,or bird chili
  • 2limes
  • 1bunchcilantro stems,leaves reserved, for garnish
  • 2tbspsalt
  • 1cilantro leaves,(about 1 cup), reserved
  • ½cupred onion,finely diced
  • 2small chilies
  • 2limes
  • 1cupbean sprouts


  1. Place chicken in a large pot; cover with water. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat; reduce to a simmer. Add ginger and cook about 1 hour. Add remaining ingredients except salt; cook for 3 more hours.

  2. Remove broth from heat; let cool slightly. Set a fine-meshed strainer over a large bowl; pour broth through strainer and discard all solids except the chicken.

  3. When chicken is cool enough to handle, remove skin. Using a fork, shred meat. Season to taste with salt and arrange on a platter along with garnishes.

  4. Reheat broth, then season to taste with salt.

  5. Place the chicken and a little bit of each garnish in the bottom of bowls, then ladle hot broth on top. Enjoy!


  • Calories: 492.88kcal
  • Fat: 30.55g
  • Saturated Fat: 8.71g
  • Trans Fat: 0.19g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 12.55g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 6.59g
  • Carbohydrates: 15.78g
  • Fiber: 3.90g
  • Sugar: 4.96g
  • Protein: 39.30g
  • Cholesterol: 150.00mg
  • Sodium: 859.63mg
  • Calcium: 77.22mg
  • Potassium: 759.47mg
  • Iron: 3.08mg
  • Vitamin A: 367.21µg
  • Vitamin C: 27.16mg
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