This thin, slightly spicy Thai-inspired soup can be made almost entirely with dried ingredients from your spice cabinet.



*The following ingredients can be substituted:

  • Use 3 oz. fresh chopped oyster mushrooms in place of dehydrated mushrooms.
  • Use cheesecloth or large spice/tea ball in place of the muslin bag.
  • Use 6 cups of chicken stock/broth in place of 6 cups cold water and omit bouillon cubes.
  • 1/2 cup canned coconut milk plus ½ cup water can replace 1/2 cup coconut milk powder.
  • Add an 8 oz. can of sliced bamboo with the bell peppers for more texture.

If you're avoiding sodium, just cut the salt out of this recipe and use a low- or no-sodium chicken stock.


Break oyster mushrooms into 1/2-inch pieces. Fill a large soup pot with the cold water and the mushrooms. Heat over medium-low until gently simmering. Fill muslin bag with lemongrass, galangal, cilantro, and chiles (if using) to create a spice packet. Once pot is simmering, add bouillon cubes, spice packet, red bell peppers, and chicken thighs. Place a lid on the pot and simmer over low heat for 20 to 30 min. until chicken is cooked through. Mix coconut milk powder with Thai Green Curry and the warm water; set aside. Remove spice packet and chicken thighs from the pot and shred chicken with forks. Slowly stir coconut milk mixture into the soup. Add shredded chicken back to the pot. Season with salt to taste. Serve hot garnished with fresh green onion and cilantro (if using).

Serving Suggestions

Serve with a side of rice or fresh baked bread.


6 to 8 servings

Thanks To

Savory Spice & Co., Alderwood/Seattle, WA

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Savory Spice Shop Ingredients
Mushrooms, Oyster, Dehydrated 1 oz bag $4.55
Muslin Bags -1 $0.65
Lemongrass 12 floz bottle $4.50
Galangal Root, Cracked 1 oz bag $3.70
Cilantro 4 floz bottle $3.85
Chile, Thai, Whole 1 oz bag $3.65
Chicken Bouillon Cubes $5.30
Coconut Milk, Powdered 4 oz bag $9.50
Thai Green Curry 1 oz bag $4.95
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5 stars 6/1/17 AniLynn
I bought these ingredients from my local savory spice shop in the recipe to go kit. All I had to purchase extra was the chicken, the red bell pepper, and the broth. I only used of tablespoon of the green curry powder to cut back on the spice and used chicken breast tenderloins instead of the thighs. Other than that I made the this recipe as is and it was delicious!