Thai Curry & Coconut Chicken Soup is a delicious immunity boosting meal.

Suggested wine pairings follow the recipe.

This chicken soup seems to have healing powers. Coconut cream or milk and bone broth help boost the immune system. The spicy curry opens up the cardiovascular system for fast delivery of the delicious health benefits. ~ Dale

Cook Time:30 min
Prep Time:30 min
Total Time:60 min
Category:Soup
Cuisine:Asian
Yield:8 - 12 servings
Method:Stove top
Preparation
1. If using rotisserie chicken, you can make your own bone broth by removing the breast meat and then simmering the chicken in a stock pot with water to cover. Simmer for 30 minutes or until chicken starts to fall apart. Remove the chicken with a strainer, debone and remove skin. Return all meat to stock pot. If using boneless chicken breast, cut chicken into thin strips and saute in oil for to 2 to 3 minutes until the chicken turns white.

2. In a large skillet over medium heat (the bigger the surface area, the better for caramelizing ingredients), drizzle olive oil and add sliced onion and chopped mushrooms. Saute until onions start to soften and turn translucent, then add garlic and cabbage. Saute additional 3 - 4 minutes then transfer to stock pot.

3. Combine the remaining ingredients, adjusting all spice levels to your taste. Simmer for 30 minutes on low heat.

4. Final plating suggestions: Pour over cooked rice noodles. Sprinkle with chopped cilantro, black sesame seeds or furikake for visual effects.
Ingredients
* 1 Rotisserie Chicken or 1.5 lbs boneless, skinless Chicken Breast
* 2 - 3 tablespoons EVOO
* 4 cups Water
* 4 cups Chicken Bone Broth
* 1 Sweet Onion, cut in slivers
* 8 oz chopped Mushrooms
* 5 large cloves Garlic, chopped
* 4 cups crosswise slice Napa Cabbage
* 1 - 2 (14 ounce) cans Coconut Cream or extra thick Coconut Milk
* 3 tablespoons Chicken Bouillon Paste (for richer flavor)
* and/or 3 tablespoons Shiro Miso (mild yellow)
* 3 - 4 tablespoons Fish Sauce
* 4 tablespoons of Rice Wine Seasoned Vinegar
* 3 tablespoons Mushroom Soy Sauce, optional for extra flavor
* 1 tablespoon Panang (Thai yellow) Curry
* Optional: 8 - 12 oz. frozen Asian Stir Fry Vegetables
* Optional: cooked Rice Noodles
* Optional: topping with 1/3 cup chopped fresh Cilantro, Black Sesame Seeds or Japanese Furikake

Suggested Wines:

CRISP, DRY WHITE or ROSÉ
Domestic
Texas: Albarino, Trebbiano, Picpoul Blanc, Pinot Grigio, Rosé
West Coast: Sauvignon Blanc, Fume Blanc, Rosé
Imported
Argentina: Torrontes, Sauvignon Blanc, Rosé
Austria: Gruner Veltliner
France: Chablis, white Bordeaux, Sancerre, Muscadet, Petit Manseng, Picpoul Blanc, Rosé
Germany: Dry Riesling
Italy: Pinot Grigio, Pinot Bianco, Frascati, Trebbiano, Vernaccia, Garganega (Soave),  Orvieto, Gewurztraminer
Portugal: Vinho Verde (Blanc or Rosé)
South Africa: Chenin Blanc, Rosé
Spain: Albarino, Verdejo, Godello, Viura, Rosé
UNOAKED, MEDIUM-BODIED WHITE
Domestic
Texas: Vermentino, Semillon, Chardonnay
West Coast: Pinot Gris, Fume Blanc, Chardonnay
Imported
Austria: Gruner Veltliner
France: Chablis, Macon Village/Saint-Véran, Alsace Pinot Blanc, Picpoul Blanc
Italy: Vermentino, Verdicchio, Fiano, Greco, Cortese (Gavi)
New Zealand: Sauvignon Blanc
AROMATIC SWEET and SEMI-SWEET WHITE
Domestic
Texas: Riesling, Chenin Blanc, Gewürztraminer
West Coast: Riesling, Gewürztraminer, Chenin Blanc
Imported
Germany: Riesling, Gewürztraminer
France: Vouvray, Alsace Pinot Gris or Pinot Blanc
Italy: Pinot Grigio, Gargenega, Moscato