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Instant Pot​® Thai Chicken Soup

Image of prepared Instant Pot​® Thai Chicken Soup made with carrots, shiitake mushrooms, chicken, curry paste, Swanson Chicken Broth®, coconut milk and cilantro.
  • prep time: 20 min
  • total time: 50 min
  • serves: 6 people

Our recipe for Instant Pot® Thai Chicken Soup delivers authentic flavor with ingredients easy to find at the grocery store, and by using your Instant Pot®, you can have it on the table in only 50 minutes. In this recipe, chicken broth and coconut milk provide a rich and savory base for the colorful vegetables including carrots, peppers and mushrooms. We used Thai red curry paste to flavor the broth, which is a convenient and easy way to incorporate depth of flavor from spices such as red chilies, garlic and ginger. Brands of Thai curry paste vary in intensity of heat and flavor, so feel free to adjust the amount of curry paste. Try this recipe today and learn how to make Thai coconut soup!


  • 4 carrot, peeled and cut into matchstick-thin strips (about 2 cups)
  • 1 medium red bell pepper, cut into short thin strips (about 1 cup)
  • 5 ounces sliced shiitake mushrooms (about 2 1/2 cups)
  • 12 ounces boneless, skinless chicken breast, cut in half horizontally
  • 2 tablespoons Thai red curry paste or green curry paste
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 4 cups Swanson® Chicken Broth
  • 1 can (14 ounces) unsweetened coconut milk
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon grated lime zest
  • 2 tablespoons chopped cilantro


  • Tips

    • Ingredient Note: We developed this recipe using Thai Kitchen® red curry paste. Please note, though, that the blend of spices in the paste varies by brand, so different brands can have different heat levels.  You might want to adjust the amount of curry paste in this recipe to factor in the brand’s heat level and to fit your own preferences.
  • Step 1

    Place the carrots, red pepper, mushrooms, chicken, curry paste, sugar and broth into a 6-quart Instant Pot®.  

  • Step 2

    Lock the lid and close the pressure release valve. Pressure cook on High pressure, setting the timer to 4 minutes (timer will begin counting down once pressure is reached- it takes about 15 minutes). When done, press Cancel and use the quick release method to release the pressure.

  • Step 3

    Remove the chicken from the pot and stir in the coconut milk.  Shred the chicken and return to the pot. Select the Saute setting and cook for 2 minutes or until hot.  Stir in the lime juice and lime zest just before serving. Serve sprinkled with the cilantro.

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Calories 260
Total Fat 15 g
Sat. Fat 12.8 g
Trans Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 36 mg
Sodium 780 mg
Total Carb 14 g
Dietary Fiber 2 g
Sugar 8 g
Protein 16 g
Vitamin D 0 %DV
Calcium 4 %DV
Iron 17 %DV
Potassium 11 %DV

This nutritional information refers to each serving of the entire recipe and not just the products used as ingredients.