Low Calorie Thai Coconut Soup (Tom Kha Gai Soup)

Healthy Chicken Thai Coconut Soup (Tom Kha Gai Soup)

This Low Calorie Thai Coconut Soup (also known as Tom Kha Gai Soup) is just 183 calories per 1.5 cups, and is so easy to make! Making coconut chicken that soup at home will cut 100’s of calories, and it means you can have this amazing recipe for tom kha gai soup anytime you like!

Healthy Chicken Thai Coconut Soup (Tom Kha Gai Soup)

Everything You’ll Need

  • 1 lemongrass stalk
  • ½ tablespoon coconut oil
  • 1 onion
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • ½ of one red jalapeño pepper 
  • 1 inch ginger 
  • 2 teaspoons red Thai curry paste
  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • 1 can (13.66-ounce) lite coconut milk
  • 2 chicken breasts
  • 8 ounces white mushrooms
  • 1 tablespoon coconut sugar
  • 2 tablespoons fish sauce
  • 1 lime
  • 3 green onions 
  • ¼ cup fresh cilantro

Low Calorie Thai Coconut Soup (Tom Kha Gai Soup)

Healthy Chicken Thai Coconut Soup (Tom Kha Gai Soup)

Healthy Thai Soup Meal Prep and Storage

Meal Prep – Cook the soup and then allow to cool completely. Scoop single servings into individual containers, or family sized servings into gallon freezer bags (or jars/containers with lids). 
Frozen Soup – Be sure any container is only filled 2/3 full as the soup will expand in the freezer. Store for up to a month in the freezer. If freezing gallon bags, lay flat to freeze to save storage room. 
Refrigerated Soup – Will hold in the refrigerator for 4 days.
Reheating – Add to a medium or large sauce pot, heat frozen for 30 minutes on low, or defrosted soup for 5-10 minutes over medium-low heat.

Low Calorie Thai Coconut Soup Recipe

Tom Kha Gai Soup- Coconut Thai Soup

Low Calorie Thai Soup (183 Calories)

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Healthy Chicken Thai Coconut soup (also known as Tom Kha Gai Soup) is just 183 calories for 1.5 cups, and so packed full of flavor!
I like to serve this Thai soup recipe as a side dish, or double the serving (to 3 huge cups) for just 366 calories.
Try this Tom Kha Gai Soup Recipe, we know you'll love the healthy version, and as a bonus it means you can have more servings for fewer calories.
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Course Main Course, Side Dish, Soup
Cuisine Thai
Servings 6 servings
Calories 183 kcal



  • Place the lemongrass stalk on a cutting board, and use the side of a knife or a rolling pin to pound it, and then cut into 2-inch long pieces
  • In a sauce pot over medium heat, add the coconut oil, onion, garlic, jalapeño, ginger, lemongrass, and red curry paste.
  • Cook, stirring often for 5 minutes, until onions are softened.
  • Add the chicken broth and bring to a boil. Then reduce the heat to low and simmer uncovered for 30 minutes.
  • Strain out the garlic, onions, lemongrass, and ginger, and discard.
  • Add in coconut milk, chicken breast, and mushrooms.
  • Simmer until chicken breast pieces are just cooked through (about 15 minutes), then add fish sauce, coconut sugar, and lime juice.
  • Cook for 5 minutes, then serve topped with sliced green onions and fresh cilantro.


Serving: 1.5cupsCalories: 183kcalCarbohydrates: 7.6gProtein: 21.4gFat: 7.8gSaturated Fat: 4.8gCholesterol: 48mgSodium: 613mgPotassium: 558mgFiber: 0.6gSugar: 3.4gCalcium: 18mgIron: 2mg
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