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Tom Kha Soup – the EASIEST recipe for Tom Kha Gai or Thai coconut chicken soup with chicken, mushroom and coconut milk, and even better than restauarants.

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Quick and easy Tom Kha soup with chicken, mushroom and coconut milk in a bowl.

What is Tom Kha Soup?

Tom Kha Soup is everyone’s favorite Thai coconut chicken soup. Usually under the name tom kha gai, it is one of the most popular Thai recipes. If you have Thai food, I am sure you will order this amazing and aromatic chicken soup.

Easy recipe for Thai tom kha gai made with chicken, mushroom and coconut milk in a bowl.

Ingredients for Tom Kha Gai

Tom Kha Gai is very easy to make at home. All you need are these ingredients:

Chicken
Coconut Milk
Mushrooms
Lemongrass
Galangal
Thai chilies

The cooking process is super easy, and in 20 minutes, you will have a pot of creamy, aromatic, sour, savory and mouthwatering soup.

Healthy homemade and authentic Tom Kha Gai recipe with  chicken, mushroom and coconut milk ready to serve.

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Frequently Asked Questions
Is Tom Kha soup healthy?

Tom Kha soup is actually surprisingly healthy. The broth is rich in minerals that are good for you.

What does Tom Kha Gai mean?

Tom means soup. Kha means “galangal” in Thai, and galangal is a relative to ginger. Gai means chicken. Together, they make this delicious soup!

How long does the soup last in the fridge?

5 days

How many calories?

This soup is 510 calories per serving.

Delicious Thai coconut chicken soup or Tom Kha Gai in a bowl ready to serve.

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Tom Kha Gai (Thai Coconut Chicken Soup) Recipe


Servings 2 people


Prep Time 10 minutes


Cook Time 10 minutes


Total Time 20 minutes

Tom Kha Soup – the EASIEST recipe for Tom Kha Gai or Thai coconut chicken soup with chicken, mushroom and coconut milk, and even better than restauarants.

Ingredients


8
oz
boneless and skinless chicken, breast or thighs, cut into strips or thin pieces


20
canned straw mushrooms


1 1/2
cups
coconut milk


1
cup
water


1
stalk
lemongrass, cut into 3-inch lengths and pounded


6
kaffir lime leaves
, lightly bruised to release the flavor


6
slices
galangal


8
bird’s eye chilies, lightly pounded


3
tablespoons
fish sauce


2 1/2
tablespoons
lime juice or to taste


1
tablespoon
chopped cilantro

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Directions

1

Add water, lemongrass, galangal, chilies, kaffir lime leaves into a pot and bring it to boil. Add straw mushrooms and chicken and boil it on medium heat for a few minutes or until the chicken is cooked through. Add coconut milk and boil for a couple more minutes. Turn off the heat and add lime juice and fish sauce to taste. Add chopped cilantro before serving.


Recipe Notes

If you can’t find galangal, do not use ginger. Ginger is not the substitute for galangal. “Tom Kha” means galangal in Thai. However, if you absolutely can’t find galangal and still wish to make this because you love this soup so much, just make it without galangal.

Nutrition Facts

Tom Kha Gai (Thai Coconut Chicken Soup) Recipe

Amount Per Serving (2 people)

Calories 510
Calories from Fat 360

% Daily Value*

Fat 40g62%

Saturated Fat 33g206%

Cholesterol 73mg24%

Sodium 2493mg108%

Potassium 1030mg29%

Carbohydrates 13g4%

Fiber 2g8%

Sugar 2g2%

Protein 31g62%

Vitamin A 175IU4%

Vitamin C 37.8mg46%

Calcium 53mg5%

Iron 7.8mg43%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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