Chicken Pasta Soup with Coconut

This is one of my most recent ‘acquisitions’!

A very talented lady who is an amazing cook, served my lovely Pupho Maryam and ‘us’ as part of our recent lunch invite. The soup was so tasty and warming I can’t even remember what else was on her brimming table.

As always it’s no good being Sabiha of if you not going to ‘doctor’ newly learnt recipes right? So here is my version with a few bits that she didn’t include.


  • 1 small red/green pepper
  • 1 small orange pepper
  • 2 small tomatoes
  • 300g Maggi coconut powder
  • 4 pints of water
  • 2 chicken stock cubes
  • 1 cup soup pasta (or use regular pasta)
  • 2 cups frozen or tinned sweetcorn kernels
  • 1 cup finely sliced or cubed boneless chicken
  • 4 tbs finely chopped fresh coriander
  • 2 tbs fresh lime juice
  • salt to taste
  • 2 tsp red chillie flakes or 2 tsp sambal (omit for mild) 


  1. Add the Maggi coconut powder into a blender, add 1 pint of the water, stock cubes, peppers and tomatoes, blend together and turn out into a large pan.
  2. Switch on the heat, add the rest of the water and bring to a boil, keep on a rolling boil on very low heat for 25 mins.
  3. Add the pasta, sweetcorn and chicken and boil for a further 10 mins.
  4. Add the coriander and lime juice and switch off.
  5. Flavour with salt to taste (the stock cubes have some salt so add sparingly!) sprinkle chillie flakes or add sambal and its ready!
  6. Serve piping hot with crackers or as an accompaniment with a roast dinner of chicken, lamb or even beef.


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I am Sabiha Khokhar, born in Kenya now living in London – a busy working mother, wife, published author and passionate cook. Despite having many interests in life, my greatest joy is FOOD!

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