Tom kha gai : Thai coconut chicken soup

Tom Kha Gai is a popular Thai soup that features coconut milk, lemongrass, galangal, kaffir lime leaves, chicken, and mushrooms as its main ingredients. The soup has a rich, creamy texture and a distinctively aromatic and slightly tangy flavor. It is typically seasoned with fish sauce, lime juice, and chili peppers, and garnished with fresh cilantro. Tom Kha Gai is often served as a starter or main dish in Thai cuisine, and is a popular comfort food for many people.
Tom Kah Gai : Thai coconut chicken soup


2 cups chicken broth
2 cups coconut milk
2 stalks lemongrass, bruised and sliced
5 kaffir lime leaves
1-2 red chili peppers, sliced (depending on your preferred level of spiciness)
1 tbsp. galangal, sliced
2 tbsp. fish sauce
2 tbsp. lime juice
1 tbsp. brown sugar
1 lb. boneless, skinless chicken breast, sliced into thin pieces
1 cup mushrooms, sliced
1/4 cup cilantro, chopped


In a large pot, bring chicken broth and coconut milk to a gentle boil.
Add lemongrass, kaffir lime leaves, red chili peppers, and galangal. Let the ingredients simmer for 5 minutes to infuse the broth with flavor.
Add fish sauce, lime juice, and brown sugar. Stir until the sugar dissolves.
Add the chicken and mushrooms, and let the soup simmer for 10-15 minutes until the chicken is fully cooked.
Taste the soup and adjust seasoning as necessary.
Garnish with cilantro before serving.
Enjoy your delicious and authentic Tom Kha Gai!

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