Tom Kha Gai or Thai Chicken Soup
Thai food in general, is a balance of flavors like, sweet, sour, spicy, hot and pungent. This classic soup served in every Thai restaurant is the perfect example of all those flavors. The broth is thin but not watery. It brings both the coconut flavor as well as sweetness that counteracts the bold flavor of lemongrass, ginger, Thai fish sauce and more. The chicken and mushrooms add substance to the broth. Finished with a sprinkling of both chopped basil and cilantro, this is one bowl of mouth watering delight!
Servings Prep Time
4servings 15minutes
Cook Time
15minutes
Servings Prep Time
4servings 15minutes
Cook Time
15minutes
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. I prep all my ingredients before I start putting together the recipe. That way, it is a smooth process with few stops and starts. Freezing the chicken for 15-20 minutes is helpful when trying to thinly slice it.
  2. In a soup kettle, combine the coconut milk, chicken broth, ginger and lemongrass. Bring this to a boil over high heat.
  3. Add in the thinly sliced chicken and stir to separate all the pieces.
  4. Stir in the sliced mushrooms and the lime juice and give it a swirl.
  5. Lastly, stir in the fish sauce, sugar and green chili paste. Reduce the heat to a simmer and cook for 5 to 8 minutes just until the chicken is white and opaque. Discard the lemongrass and the ginger slices.
  6. I’m serving the soup in these bowls we purchased in Japan. Now, Japan is a fair distance from Thailand, but I thought they were pretty. 🙂
  7. Ladle into your serving bowls and sprinkle the basil and cilantro over the top. Use as much or as little as you like. That’s it! So quick and easy to prepare but it tastes like you have spent ages making it.
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