I always use full fat coconut milk in my recipes. The lite just doesn't have the same richness and consistency we look for. I will rarely, if ever, call for lite coconut milk.
Adjust the amount of Thai chilies according to your desired spiciness level.
The lemongrass and ginger paste are much easier to work with than fresh ginger or lemongrass, and I find the flavor to be very close so I use these in this soup for convenience. Feel free to use fresh if you'd like, just reduce the amount by about 1/2 as the fresh will be more potent.
Substitute lime juice for the tamarind concentrate if absolutely necessary. Use 1 tbsp. of lime juice.
If you are very pressed for time, you can skip browning the chicken, however, I recommend it if you have the time. It adds a deeper flavor to the soup.
Instant Pot Chicken Quinoa Soup
Amount Per Serving (1.5 cups)
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.