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Instant Pot Chicken Thai Soup Recipe

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Craving Thai food? Here’s a super easy Instant Pot chicken Thai soup recipe you can start immediately.

This recipe can be adapted into a ‘Thai chicken noodle soup’ or a ‘Thai coconut chicken soup,’ depending on the reader’s preference. Chicken broth is a crucial ingredient in both soup variations, providing a rich base that complements the other flavors. For those opting for the 'Thai chicken noodle soup,' consider using Asian rice noodles as a delightful alternative to rice, enhancing the soup's authenticity and texture.

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Whether you’re craving a comforting and light meal or want to experiment in the kitchen, this easy Thai soup recipe is perfect!

You’ll need just a handful of Thai food essentials and an instant pot, and you’re pretty much done and sorted. Ready to go ahead and give it a shot? Here’s what you need to know beforehand!

I Don’t Have Thai Red Curry Paste. Can I Still Make This?

Guess what? You actually can! Even if you don’t have Thai red curry paste or have time to go and get it from your local store, you can still enjoy this delicious soup for dinner tonight. 

All you need is a few extra minutes of prep time.

Start by roasting some aromatics in the oven—chopped galangal or ginger, loads of garlic, and shallots. Once done, pulse them in a food processor with some curry powder, ground coriander, lemongrass paste, cilantro leaves, salt, and turmeric.

On the side, soak some chili peppers in water to rehydrate them. Add them to the mixture and process until it is slightly grainy but uniform. 

And that’s it—your simple homemade curry paste is ready. If you don’t want to go through this extra-long step, using some essential curry powder can also do the job. 

Check out all our rice recipes.

Can I Make the Thai Soup Recipe Healthier?

Yes, you definitely can! In fact, by adding more veggies, you can make the soup a great healthy meal choice, especially if you’re trying to watch your weight.

This soup already includes mushrooms, but you could add other veggies like baby corn, bok choy, red bell peppers, broccoli, kohlrabi, sweet potatoes, and carrots if you want.

They will not only add a nice nutritional punch to your soup but also lend it an element of crunch that you will enjoy. For a leaner protein option, consider using boneless chicken breasts. Additionally, incorporating cooked chicken, such as leftover or shredded rotisserie chicken, can make the soup heartier and more flavorful.

Serving Ideas & Suggestions

So you loved making the soup and are planning to whip it up again for some guests coming over or just looking for a full, hearty meal?

Whatever it is, here are some excellent accompaniments and delicious foods to serve the soup with. For an added flavor, consider garnishing the soup with fresh cilantro and a drizzle of fresh lime juice and serving it with lime wedges on the side.

  • A salad with julienned veggies and a light dressing.
  • Green papaya salad with spicy dressing
  • Saucy stir-fried green beans
  • Sweet and spicy fried rice with pineapple
  • Refreshing cucumber and onion salad
  • Peanut slaw
  • Spiralized papaya salad
  • Coconut rice
  • Thai green/red curry
  • Watermelon salad with herbs
  • Spicy Thai noodles

Thai Chicken Soup Recipe Supplies and Special Ingredients

  • Lemongrass paste | This paste is a specialty ingredient that can be ordered through the Amazon link.
  • Ginger paste | Ginger is used in many Asian-inspired recipes.
  • Fish sauce: Fish sauce is a flavoring ingredient used in many recipes. If you don't have fish sauce, soy sauce can be used as a substitute.
  • Thai red curry paste | Curry paste is like a tomato paste infused with curry seasonings.
  • Coconut milk is a key

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Yield: 6 servings

Instant Pot Thai Chicken Soup

Instant Pot Thai Chicken Soup

Easy Thai Chicken Soup recipe is so full of flavor and a comfort food Asian inspired soup recipe. Try this easy dinner recipe.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 16 minutes
Total Time 21 minutes





    1. Press the sauté button on your Instant Pot.
    2. Add in the oil and let that heat for a minute. Then add in the chicken, red peppers, and onions. Sauté 2-3 minutes.
    3. Toss in the mushrooms, and sauté for 2 minutes.
    4. Then, add add in the next six ingredients and allow to cook for 2 minutes.
    5. Add in the broth a little at a time, making sure to scrape the bottom of the Instant Pot to fully deglaze the bottom of the pot and prevent any burning.
    6. Close the lid, seal the pressure valve, and set on manual high pressure time of 4 minutes.
    7. When the cooking time finishes, allow for a natural pressure release for 10 minutes, and then release any remaining pressure with a quick pressure release.
    8. Carefully remove the Instant Pot lid. Add in the coconut milk and lime juice, and then stir to combine. Dish up the soup and garnish with either Thai basil or cilantro.


This delicious chicken thighs recipe uses a variety of special ingredients to make a fragrant and flavorful Thai Chicken Soup that is just as good as any restaurant Thai soup.


  • Can my dog eat Pot Thai Chicken Soup? Thai chicken soup is not the one for your dog. This recipe includes several ingredients that are harmful to your health. Among them are Thai red curry paste, garlic, onion, and soy sauce.
  • Can my cat eat Pot Thai Chicken Soup? It is not recommended that you give this soup to your cat. Various ingredients in this recipe can harm your health, including garlic, onion, curry paste, and soy sauce.

Nutrition Information



Serving Size


Amount Per Serving Calories 531Total Fat 28gSaturated Fat 20gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 7gCholesterol 141mgSodium 854mgCarbohydrates 42gFiber 8gSugar 28gProtein 32g

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  • Jessica McCoy

    Jessica McCoy is a seasoned food blogger with 14+ years of experience in the industry. As a self-taught home cook, she enjoys creating and finetuning easy recipes that are fool proof and simple for anyone to make. Her expertise is in all things kitchen: cooking tips, air fryer recipes, Instant Pot and other pressure cooking recipes, and slow cooker recipes. Jessica was the previous owner of AllSheCooks, where she focused on easy every day recipes including budget friendly dinner recipes and desserts.

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