Spicy Coconut Turkey Soup

Spicy Coconut Turkey Soup

Spice up leftover turkey with Asian flavors
Course Soups and Stews
Cuisine Asian
Keyword coconut turkey soup, easy dinner recipes
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 288 kcal
Author Adapted from You Don’t Have to be Diabetic to Love This Cookbook by Tom Valenti


  • 4 cups homemade or low-sodium chicken broth
  • 2 garlic cloves crushed
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh ginger
  • Zest from half a lemon
  • Zest from half a lime
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1/8 teaspoon fish sauce
  • 2 cups nonfat milk
  • 1/4 cup light coconut milk unsweetened
  • 1-1/2 cups diced cooked turkey or chicken
  • 4 ounces rice noodles cooked
  • Thinly sliced scallions for garnish (optional)
  • Thinly sliced cucumber for garnish (optional)
  • Chopped cilantro for garnish (optional)


  1. In a stock pot, combine chicken broth, garlic, bay leaves, ginger, lemon zest, lime zest, red pepper flakes and fish sauce. Bring to a boil over high heat, then reduce heat and add milk and coconut milk. Simmer for about 20 minutes.
  2. Strain the soup and return to pot. Add turkey and rice noodles and cook over medium heat for about 5 minutes, or until warmed through.
  3. Ladle into bowls and add any desired garnishes.

Recipe Notes

This soup is a good source of Phosphorus and Selenium, and a very good source of Protein. (Source: If you are watching your sodium intake, you may want to use homemade, unsalted chicken broth.