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AIP Thai Chicken Soup (Paleo, Whole30, AIP)

Author: Michele
Servings: 4 Servings
When you're craving an AIP Chicken Soup, why not make it a Thai Chicken soup? SUPER flavorful and no nightshades. Cook it tonight for dinner OR freeze it for later. Your choice - both are super easy. Paleo, Whole30, and AIP friendly 
Note on servings: This serves 4-6, depending on how much broth you use.
To make coconut-free: Omit the coconut aminos or you could also make your own coconut-free coconut aminos using this recipe by Mel Joulwan. I recommend making a batch of this and freezing it in an ice cube tray, giving you approx 2 tbs of "coconut aminos/soy sauce" per ice cube to use whenever you need it!
5 from 9 votes
Prep Time 10 mins


  • 2 lb Boneless, Skinless Chicken Thighs (cut into 1-inch pieces)
  • 1 Shallot or Small Yellow Onion (diced)
  • 2 tbs Garlic (minced)
  • 1 Lime (juiced and zested (or 1 tbs Lime Juice))
  • 1 tbs Coconut Aminos (*see notes above for coconut-free)
  • 1 tbs Fish Sauce
  • 1-2 cups Chicken Broth (use 1 cup for serving 4 people and 2 cups for 6 servings or if you want to stretch it a bit further)
  • 1 tbs Honey (omit for Whole30)
  • 1 tsp Ground Ginger
  • 3- inch piece of Lemongrass (or dried lemongrass)

Not needed until time of cooking:


  • Directions for freezing: Put all of the ingredients into a 1-gallon freezer bag. Massage lightly with your hands to mix the ingredients. Push all the air out of the bag, seal, label and freeze.

Directions for serving: To serve, thaw and do ONE of the following:

    On the stove:

    • Dump the contents of the bag into a large saucepan and add the coconut milk. Bring to a boil and then lower the heat and simmer for about 7-9 minutes, until the chicken is cooked through. Garnish with the green onions, basil, and cilantro.

    or in the Instant Pot:

    • Dump the contents of the bag into the Instant Pot (do NOT add the coconut milk yet). Close the lid, turn the valve to “Sealing” and cook on High Pressure on Manual for 5 minutes (10 if cooking from frozen). Quick-release the pressure when finished and stir in the coconut milk. If you need the coconut milk to heat up a bit, turn the Instant Pot to “Sauté” and cook until desired temp. Garnish with the green onions, basil, and cilantro.

    or in the Slow Cooker:

    • Dump the contents of the bag into a slow cooker, add the coconut milk, and cook for 2-4 hours on low. Garnish with the green onions, basil, and cilantro.
    Course: Soup
    Cuisine: Thai
    Diet Gluten Free
    Keyword: AIP, Autoimmune Paleo, autoimmune protocol, chicken soup, freezer, meal prep, nightshade-free, Paleo
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