HFLC Coconut & Chicken soup

LCHF Thai Coconut & Chicken soup-1

So I don’t know how many of you have caught onto the Tim Noakes Real Meal Revolution hype but Dyl and I have been doing it for a while now and are enjoying it so much. Not only is the number on the scale going down but we are actually enjoying cooking and eating again!

Here’s one of my favourite recipes. Perfect for this chilly weather!


  • 2  tins cans premium coconut milk (I usually do 1 x coconut cream and 1 x coconut milk).
  • 1 Tablespoon Thai curry paste (Green and Yellow are both delicious).
  • 1 bunch cilantro leaves.
  • 2 chicken breasts, thinly sliced
  • 2 cups chicken broth (I made my own, as most stocks have sugar in them)
  • 1 carrot, shredded
  • 4 or 5 lime leaves
  • 2 tablespoons fish sauce
  • 2 limes zest and juice
  • a small knob of ginger
  • a handful bean sprouts
  • A variety of wild mushrooms
  • a sprinkle or two salt or soy sauce


1. Scoop the thick coconut cream from the top of just one of the cans into a large stockpot set over a medium-high heat. Melt the cream, add the curry paste and stir for a few minutes until they begin to sizzle.
2. Add the cilantro leaves and chicken and sauté until the chicken is cooked through, about 5 minutes.
3. Add the coconut juice from the first can and all the contents of the second can along with the chicken broth, carrot, lime leaves, fish sauce and lime zest and juice.
4. Grate the frozen ginger into the broth with a Microplane grater or standard box grater. Simmer for 20 minutes or so.
5. Add the mushrooms towards the end.
6. Ladle up.
7. Garnish with Cilantro (or Lime leaves) and Enjoy!
A slightly adjusted version of this recipe.

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  • Reply
    April 16, 2014 at 1:20 pm

    Just made this for lunch in our office and we all LOVED it!!
    Great stuff!!

    • Reply
      April 16, 2014 at 4:47 pm

      YAY! I’m craving it all the time now!

  • Reply
    Bailey Schneider
    April 24, 2014 at 4:40 pm

    I can’t believe how amazing the LCHF diet is. I’ve been on it for 7 weeks and I’ve lost 5kgs and feel incredible!
    Can’t wait to try this recipe. YUM!

  • Reply
    Sasha Vaughan
    May 6, 2014 at 9:40 am

    OOH! Thank you for sharing this recipe.
    Perfect for this cold weather we are experiencing in Cape Town.
    Please share more! Hubby and I have started and it is definitely becoming a lifestyle choice rather than a diet.

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