Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Coconut Lime Chicken Thai Soup- Favorite Family Recipes

We love this soup! We eat it with garlic Naan bread that you can find at Winco or Walmart. 

I always double this recipe. It's worth it!

Also, if you cook the chicken in the crock pot in the morning with some spices like ginger and curry powder, then you can shred the chicken in the afternoon, throw the rest of the ingredients in the crock pot with it, and let it simmer for a couple of hours before dinnertime. Just be careful not to keep it on too hot of a setting in the crock pot because I've heard that lime juice and cilantro can get bitter tasting if they're cooking on high heat or for a long time!


3 Tbsp butter
1 carrot, shredded
thai seasoning (see below)
2 cups chicken broth
1/2 bunch fresh cilantro
1 15 ounce can unsweetened coconut milk
1 2 - 2 1/2 pound deli-roasted chicken from the grocery store, shredded (or just cook some chicken in the crock pot with a tiny bit of water and a dash of spices like ginger and curry powder, then shred, then throw everything else into the crock pot with it)
1 cup previously cooked long grain rice
the juice of 1 lime
1 Tbsp. soy sauce
extra cilantro for garnish (optional)
lime wedges (optional)

Thai Seasoning:
1/2 tsp. curry powder
1/4 tsp. cinnamon
1/4 tsp. ginger
1/4 tsp. chili powder
1/4 tsp. paprika
1/4 tsp. salt

Place a large pot on the stove over medium-high heat. Add the butter, carrots, and thai seasoning and cook until carrots become soft.
In a blender, add chicken broth and cilantro and pulse a few times, then pour contents of blender into the pot.
Add the coconut milk, shredded deli roasted chicken, rice, juice from the lime, and soy sauce. Bring to a low boil then remove from heat.
If desired, serve topped with extra cilantro and lime wedges.

Hawaiian Turkey Burgers from Six Sisters Stuff

These turkey burgers are amaaazing! We love them. I'll write what I did differently in parentheses in the recipe!  I also double the entire recipe and it makes about 9 burgers.

Hawaiian Turkey Burgers Recipe:
(Makes 4 burgers)
1 pound lean ground turkey
1/2 cup dry bread crumbs (the seasoned bread crumbs is what I use)
1/4 cup green bell pepper, minced (I use red or yellow or orange. no likey green)
1/2 cup thinly sliced green onion
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
1 small can pineapple slices, reserve juice
1/2 teaspoon salt
4 slices Swiss cheese
Teriyaki Sauce (I use Kikkoman)
Light mayonnaise
Hamburger buns

In a mixing bowl, combine turkey, bread crumbs, pepper, onion, ginger, 1/4 cup reserved juice from pineapple and salt.  Divide turkey mixture into 4 equal parts and form into patties.  (We broil these for about 10 minutes on the first side and 6 minutes on the other side. Just keep checking and when it's looking slightly brown and crispy on the edges, that's how I like them!)  Grill, broil or cook in a frying pan over medium until cooked through.  The last few minutes of cooking, place pineapple over heat to grill (or microwave, or just don't warm the pineapple if you're lazy like me).  Place a slice of Swiss cheese on top of each patty when warm.  Spread Teriyaki sauce and light mayonnaise on buns and top with burgers and pineapple.