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Lime Coconut Soup

Lime & coconut soup with Chicken meatballs

Lime, Coconut, a bit of chilli makes this Lime & coconut soup with Chicken meatballs my favorite soup ever.
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Course Soup, soups stews
Cuisine thai
Calories 749 kcal


For the chicken meatballs

  • 150 g Chicken mince
  • 4 cloves Garlic
  • 2 tbsp Spring onions chopped
  • 2 tbsp Coriander leaves chopped
  • 1/2 tsp Soya sauce
  • 2 tsp Coconut milk
  • 2 tbsp Bread crumbs optional

For the soup broth

  • 200 ml Coconut milk
  • 100 ml Water
  • 1/2 inch Ginger
  • 3 Lime leaves
  • 1/4 cup Button mushroom
  • 1/2 tsp fish sauce or soya sauce
  • 2 Red chillies
  • 1/2 tsp Sugar
  • 1 tsp Salt


  • Finely chop or grate garlic, chop the spring onions and coriander as well, if using.
  • Mix chicken mince and bring everything together with the coconut milk, soya sauce, salt and breadcrumbs, the greens, garlic and the minced chicken.
  • In a pan, add coconut milk and water and bring it to a slow simmer. Add the sliced ginger, lime leaves, red chillies
  • Roll out small balls from the chicken mince mixture and keep aside. Cut the mushroom into quarters or even slice it.
  • Once you start to see a few bubbles add in the chicken meatballs. Cover and cook for about 5 mins. Let them poach in the coconut milk
  • Then add the mushrooms and cover and cook for another 5 mins. Then taste the soup, adjust accordingly with a little bit of soya sauce, sugar and salt.
  • Once you think it tastes perfect, turn off heat and then add the lime juice. Taste once again and then serve hot.


Be careful if you are using fresh coconut milk, be careful it might split. Start with thin 2nd press coconut milk and then add 1st thick in the end.


Serving: 1gCalories: 749kcalCarbohydrates: 29gProtein: 35gFat: 58gSaturated Fat: 43gCholesterol: 129mgSodium: 3003mgPotassium: 1387mgFiber: 1gSugar: 4gVitamin A: 174IUVitamin C: 8mgCalcium: 94mgIron: 9mg
Keyword chicken soup, soup
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