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12 Flavorful AIP Thai Recipes That Don’t Use Chilis

Louise | January 10

Fragrant spices…
Glowing colors…
Delicious aromatic dishes…

There’s a reason Thai food is a firm favorite with so many people.

And you can still eat Thai-inspired recipes on AIP (Paleo autoimmune protocol).

Even if you’re in the elimination phase of AIP, you are not condemned to suffer through boring, bland dishes for days on end.

Try these spicy warming Thai-inspired AIP soups – which make simple aromatic main courses:

  • Homemade Thai Chicken Soup,
  • Thai Tom Saap Pork Ribs Soup,
  • Coconut Lemongrass Shrimp Soup (Tom Kha Gai),
  • Ginger Chicken Soup.

If you’re ever feeling under the weather, these soups are a great restorative option.

Or these AIP Thai dishes which are filling but light – thanks to the fresh flavors of basil, lime and lemongrass:

  • Basil Chicken Sauté,
  • Paleo Thai Chicken and “Rice,”
  • Coconut-Lime Thai Clams,
  • Thai Grilled Chicken With Lemongrass, Basil, and Lime.

If you’re looking for a Thai-inspired side dish to pair with these, try making Cilantro-Lime Cauliflower Rice.

And if you fancy a sweet Thai AIP dessert with a twist?

  • Thai Fried Bananas.

They’re best eaten hot and fresh out of the pan.

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Here are just a few of the AIP Thai Recipes we’ve included:

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AIP Thai Recipes

AIP Thai Recipes – Soups

Thai Tom Saap Pork Ribs Soup

– Paleo Flourish

AIP Thai soup recipe
Ingredients: pork, red shallots or yellow onion, lemongrass, galangal or ginger, water, kaffir lime leaves or cilantro, lime juice, fish sauce, salt, green onions (optional).

Originally, Thai soups tend to be really spicy and use hot chilies, but this can still be a really tasty dish without the heat. Spare ribs can often be quite a cheap cut but they are packed with flavor as the meat is close to the bone. This soup has the traditional Thai flavorings – salty and spicy with a subtle heat from the galangal, but with the freshness from the lime and lemongrass.

Homemade Thai Chicken Soup

– Paleo Flourish

Homemade Thai Chicken Soup
Ingredients: chicken, lemongrass, basil leaves, ginger, lime, salt.

Chicken soup has long been used as a pick-me-up if you are not feeling too well or are a bit run down. So why not try this recipe which really lifts the spirits! The ginger can help if you have a sore throat or digestion problems. And the fresh flavors of the lime and lemongrass give this soup a real zing! Also, the aromas from the basil make the dish smell just as good as it looks.

Thai Coconut Soup (Tom Kha)

– Steph Gaudreau

Ingredients: coconut milk, chicken stock, shrimp or chicken, ginger, mushrooms, lime juice, fish sauce, cilantro.

This soup can be made in just a short time and can be quite versatile, allowing you to use shrimp or chicken to give a nourishing bowl of flavor. It has notes of traditional Thai cuisine thanks to the lime juice and fish sauce which both give this soup a boost. It is advisable to remove the ginger before serving as it can be tough.

Coconut Lemongrass Shrimp Soup (Tom Kha Gai)

– Paleo Flourish

paleo coconut lemongrass shrimp soup (tom kha gai thai soup)
Ingredients: shrimp, coconut cream, chicken stock, button mushrooms, lemongrass, ginger, fish sauce, lime juice, salt, cilantro.

Ideal after a busy day, this Thai soup is easy to prepare, yet is so satisfying and filling. This recipe uses the traditional Thai flavors of lime, lemongrass and fish sauce to give a delicious soup that can easily become a family favorite. If you find it difficult to find lime leaves, remember that they can be frozen, so when you can find them, buy loads and freeze for later!

Ginger Chicken Soup

– Fed + Fit

Ingredients: chicken, straw mushrooms, ginger, garlic, chicken broth, water, cilantro.

This soup is typical of many chicken soup recipes, in that it can make you feel better if you have been a bit under the weather. Ginger can aid digestive problems and is useful for soothing sore throats, making it a great ingredient for this healthy dish. If you can’t find straw mushrooms you can use button mushrooms instead.

AIP Thai Recipes – Main Course

Basil Chicken Sauté

Basil Chicken Saute Recipe [Paleo, Keto, AIP] #paleo #keto #aip #recipes -

– Paleo Flourish

Ingredients: chicken, garlic, basil leaves, water, coconut aminos, avocado oil or coconut oil, salt.

Sautés are perfect for a quick and easy lunch on a busy day when you don’t have spare time to cook. In particular, this autoimmune-friendly recipe can be prepared and cooked in under half an hour! The basil gives this dish a fragrant freshness which complements the chicken really well and this can be served on a bed of cauliflower rice or spooned into lettuce wraps for a light and summery lunch. This recipe usually has chili peppers in them, but it still tastes really delicious with them omitted.

Paleo Thai Chicken Pad See Ew

– Paleo Flourish (Guest Post)

Ingredients: chicken, green onion, broccoli, ginger, coconut aminos, garlic, cilantro, coconut oil, cucumber, salt.

This AIP dish has a simple freshness, making it a great dish for hot summer days, but it can really be served anytime. The ginger and garlic enhance the flavour of the chicken and the cucumber noodles add bulk but not weight to this delicious meal. If you have a spiralizer you can make the noodles with that.

Paleo Thai Chicken and “Rice”

– Paleo Flourish

paleo recipe chicken and rice
Ingredients: cauliflower, ginger, garlic, chicken, salt, coconut oil, coconut aminos (optional), cilantro.

You will probably be surprised at the amount of ‘rice’ you can get from one head of cauliflower, so make sure you use a large pan for this dish. Cauliflower rice makes a great base for any protein and can be used as a substitute for ordinary rice. This dish is perfect for using up any leftover roast chicken you have lying around.

Thai Grilled Chicken With Lemongrass, Basil, and Lime

– And Here We Are

Ingredients: lemongrass, garlic, lime juice, ginger, fresh basil, fish sauce (optional), avocado oil, chicken.

This dish has all the traditional flavors of Thai cooking and is aromatic, yet still has a freshness because of the lime and basil. The chicken can be broiled or cooked on the grill and tastes just as good cold. That’s why this autoimmune-friendly recipe so is perfect for batch-cooking and serving later with salad. Tip – if you find the limes you bought are too dry, just pop them in the microwave for a few seconds first.

Coconut-Lime Thai Clams

– Meatified

AIP Thai Recipes

Photo credit: Rach from Meatified

Ingredients: littleneck clams, ginger, garlic, shallot, lemongrass, Thai basil leaves, avocado oil, coconut milk, dried kaffir lime leaves, fish sauce, dried Thai basil leaves, lime juice, radishes, green onions.

This recipe involves a fair amount of work, especially when cleaning the clams, but it is SO worth it! You end up with such a wonderful dish that would impress anyone at a dinner party, especially with the little slices of radish and ginger at the end. If you bruise the lemongrass before adding it to the pan you will find it releases its flavor much better, but remember to remove it before serving!

Thai Coconut Chicken

– Craving 4 More

Ingredients: chicken, coconut milk, lime juice, shallot, Red Boat fish sauce, cilantro, basil, sea salt.

This dish would be perfect for a Thai-inspired dinner party or for a family celebration. It has all the usual Thai flavors but has a rich variety of textures from the crunch of the vegetables to the soft and delicious chicken. If you have any leftover chicken it could be served in lettuce wraps for lunch the next day.

AIP Thai Recipes – Dessert

Gluten-Free Thai Fried Bananas

– Paleo Flourish

aip thai fried bananas
Ingredients: banana, coconut oil, tapioca flour or arrowroot powder, coconut flour, water.

Fried bananas are normally found on the dessert menus of most Thai restaurants. But you can make these yourself at home for a Thai treat but without the non-AIP ingredients! The batter may stick a bit better if you pat the banana slices with kitchen paper first, then place them straight in the hot oil. If you have children around you might even find these sweet treats don’t even make it onto the dinner table!

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