Cambodian Food Authentic Creamy Pineapple Soup overhead shot.

Cambodian Food Authentic Creamy Pineapple Soup

Course: Main Course, Soup
Cuisine: Cambodian
Keyword: Authentic
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 668kcal
Author: Gloria | Homemade & Yummy
Cambodian Food Authentic Creamy Pineapple Soup is an exotic and easy to prepare dish. Beautiful red colour, sweet pineapple and a touch of heat from the chili.
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  • 3 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1 1/4 pounds chicken thighs (boneless, skinless cut into cubes)
  • 3 tbsp California chili powder
  • 14 ounces coconut milk (1 can)
  • 3 ounces Lemongrass paste
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 8 ounces fresh pineapple (cut into cubes)
  • 2 1/2 cups water
  • 2 ounces kale (roughly chopped)
  • 1 ounce fresh basil (preferably Thai)


  • Cut you chicken into cubes and set aside.
    Cut your pineapple into cubes and set aside.
  • In a heavy bottomed pot add the coconut oil and heat to medium high.
  • Add the chili powder and mix.
  • Open the coconut milk (DO NOT SHAKE), and scoop out 4 tablespoons of the thick top portion out of the can. Add to the chili and boil.
  • Stir and cook until it becomes translucent and starts to bubble. 
  • Add the lemongrass and salt and cook until it boils.
  • Add the chicken pieces, stir to coat well. Sauté for 5 minutes.
  • Add 1/4 cup of water, bring to a boil, reduce and cook on medium high for approximately 8 minutes. Be sure to stir once or twice during the cooking process.
  • Add the pineapple and the remaining water. Bring to a boil. Cook for 1 minute.
  • Add coconut milk and bring to a soft oil.
  • Add the kale, stir and remove from heat.
  • Add the basil.
  • ENJOY!


This soup does call for 3 tablespoons of chili powder. While this may seem like LOTS...Angkor California Chili Powder is NOT over powering. This amount products a nice tingle but not too hot. The red colour is beautiful. 
You can also add some rice or noodles to this flavourful bowl of soup.
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Calories: 668kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 27g | Fat: 56g | Saturated Fat: 34g | Cholesterol: 138mg | Sodium: 526mg | Potassium: 931mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 3710IU | Vitamin C: 46.9mg | Calcium: 109mg | Iron: 7.6mg
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