Debbie's Holistic Kitchen

Nov 23, 2013

Coconut Chicken & Vegetable Soup

As the winter sets in, it officially becomes ‘soup season’. Lately I’ve been obsessed with thai soups and curries and wanted to share this really simple soup recipe with you. This Coconut Chicken & Vegetable Soup is really simple and can be a great starter, main meal or even turned into a curry.

  • 2 tablespoons of sesame oil
  • 2 sliced chicken breasts
  • 4 cups of vegetable or chicken stock
  • 1 can of coconut milk
  • A handful of snow peas
  • 1 red bell pepper (chopped)
  • 2 heads of bok choi
  • 1/4 tsp of dried chile flakes
  • 1 teaspoon of freshly grated ginger
  • 2 cloves of garlic (crushed/finely chopped)
  • 4 curry leaves
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 1 tbsp of fish sauce
  • 2 green onions finely chopped (optional)
  • 1 tbsp of finely chopped cilantro (optional)

Add the sesame oil to the pot. Add the chicken, garlic and ginger and sauté. After about 5 minutes add the stock. Bring the stock to the boil. Once boiled turn down to a simmer and add the coconut milk, snow peas, bell pepper, chile flakes, curry leaves, lemon juice and fish sauce. Simmer for about 15 minutes then add the bok choi and simmer for another 2 minutes.

Serve into bowls and top with the green onions and cilantro.

To make the soup thicker, use less stock. Add rice and some thai curry paste to convert to a curry!


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 Debbie Roche (RYT, RHN)

Debbie is a graduate of the 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training program at The Salt Spring Center for Yoga. After practicing Hatha yoga for 10 years, she realized that she wanted to share everything that she had learned on her journey with those around her. Debbie aims to meet her students “where they are at, in the present moment” and works with them to feel centered and present in each yoga asana. She loves to incorporate her pranayama practice into her class, as she understands that the breath is the essence of yoga.

Debbie is also a Registered Holistic Nutritionist and aims to use both holistic nutrition alongside yoga to help her students attain a balanced lifestyle and to find a place of overall well being. For more information, please visit her website at

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