Chicken Coconut Curry Soup (Paleo, Whole30 + Keto)

Course Soup
Cuisine Thai
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 453 kcal
Author Erica Winn


  • 1 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1 shallot, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 inch piece ginger, peeled and grated on a microplane
  • 2 stalks lemongrass, rough outer edges removed and finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup lime juice + zest of one lime (or 8-10 kaffir lime leaves)
  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • 2 cans full fat coconut milk (about 3 1/2 cups)
  • 1.5 lbs boneless skinless chicken thighs, cut into small pieces
  • 8 oz mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 small eggplant, cut into cubes
  • 1 bell pepper, sliced into thin strips
  • 2 tbsp fish sauce
  • 2 tbsp red curry paste
  • Chopped cilantro for topping (optional)


  1. Prepare shallot, garlic, ginger, lemongrass and lime zest as noted.
  2. It a stockpot, heat coconut oil over medium heat. Once hot, add shallot, garlic, ginger and lemongrass. Cook, stirring frequently, for 2-3 minutes, until the shallot starts to soften.
  3. Add chicken broth, coconut milk, lime juice and zest. Bring to a quick boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 8–10 minutes.

  4. While the broth is simmering, prepare remaining ingredients as noted.
  5. Add chicken to the pot and return it to a boil. Add mushrooms, eggplant and bell pepper. Reduce heat and simmer, stirring occasionally, until chicken is cooked through and veggies have softened, about 10 minutes.

  6. Mix in fish sauce and curry paste. Stir to incorporate and simmer for another 2-3 minutes.

  7. Remove from heat. Taste and season with additional salt and pepper, if desired.

  8. Ladle into bowls and serve topped with chopped cilantro.

Recipe Notes

Nutrition facts are an estimate provided for those following a Ketogenic or low-carb diet. See our full nutrition information disclosure here

Nutrition Facts
Chicken Coconut Curry Soup (Paleo, Whole30 + Keto)
Amount Per Serving
Calories 453 Calories from Fat 315
% Daily Value*
Fat 35g54%
Saturated Fat 27g169%
Carbohydrates 12g4%
Fiber 2g8%
Protein 27g54%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.