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This Chicken Coconut Soup, also known as Tom Kha Gai, is an incredibly aromatic and flavorful Thai dish made with chicken, mushrooms, peppers, in a creamy coconut broth.
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Coconut Chicken Soup - Tom Kha Gai

This Tom Kha Gai Soup recipe, also known as Chicken Coconut Soup, is an incredibly aromatic and flavorful Thai dish made with chicken, mushrooms, peppers, in a creamy coconut broth.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Dinner, Soup
Cuisine: Thai
Servings: 6 Servings
Calories: 338kcal

Ingredients

Garnish:

  • cilantro
  • green onions
  • fresh basil
  • lime juice

Instructions

  • Heat 1 tablespoon coconut oil over medium-high heat. Add red chili paste, red pepper flakes, and garlic and saute for 30 seconds. Add chicken and saute until opaque but not cooked through.
  • Add chicken stock, bay leaves, ginger, lemongrass, basil, salt and pepper and bring to a boil. Lower heat to medium-low; cover and gently simmer for 10 minutes.
  • Stir in coconut milk, fish sauce, sugar, lime juice, mushrooms, and red bell pepper. Simmer a couple of minutes until bell peppers are crisp-tender.
  • When ready to serve, ladle out lemongrass stalks, bay leaves and ginger chunks.
  • Taste and add additional salt, pepper and Sriracha to taste.
  • Garnish individual bowls with fresh cilantro, green onions, fresh basil, and fresh lime juice.

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Notes

*To prepare lemongrass, cut the bottom tough end off and remove the tougher outer layer. Cut stalks into sections small enough to fit into your pot. You will remove them before serving.

Nutrition

Calories: 338kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 23g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 15g | Cholesterol: 53mg | Sodium: 1191mg | Potassium: 822mg | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 695IU | Vitamin C: 32.3mg | Calcium: 35mg | Iron: 3.5mg