Thai Recipes

Tom Kha Gai (Coconut Chicken Soup)

By An Edible Mosaic

Look for kaffir lime leaves at your local Asian grocery store. If you can’t find them, you can instead add 1/2 tsp freshly-grated lime zest.

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Step 1

The aromatics. Add the chicken broth, garlic, galangal (or ginger), shallot, lemongrass, Thai chili, tamari sauce, fish sauce, and coconut sugar to a 3-quart pot over high heat. Bring to a boil.

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Step 2

Add the chicken and veggies. Once boiling, stir in the coconut milk, chicken, red bell pepper, mushrooms, and kaffir lime leaves. Bring back up to a boil, and then boil for 3 minutes, or until the chicken is fully cooked.

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Step 3

Finishing touches. Remove from the heat and stir in the scallion, cilantro, and fresh lime juice.

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In just 30 minutes you'll have a healthy meal that's better than Thai takeout!