Tom Kha Gai
Tom Kha Gai is a spicy, fragrant, and creamy Thai Coconut Soup with Chicken.
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Cut into 1 inch pieces and pounded with back of knife to release aroma.
Makrut Lime Leaves
Rolled together and pounded with back of knife to release aroma.
4-5 disc slices
Thai birds eye chili's
I just added one here for the soup stock, but added chili oil to my individual serving.
Chicken Breast or Thighs
Package of fresh enoki mushrooms
Or use sliced Monterey or baby bella mushrooms.
Have more on hand, taste soup after and add more if needed.
Can Coconut Milk
I prefer to squeeze half a lime into each individual bowl before serving.
Chopped Cilantro and Sliced Green Onions
For spice and color. Can be added to each individual bowl before serving.
Add water, lemongrass, lime leaves, galangal, and chili's (if using) to a large soup pot. Bring to boil then simmer for about 5 minutes to allow aromatics to season the water.
With the water still simmering add chicken and allow to cook for 5 minutes.
Once chicken is cooked lower heat, add mushrooms, fish sauce, and coconut milk. Stir slowly, taste and see if additional fish sauce if needed. Keep in mind you won't have the sour component yet.
To serve, squeeze half a lime into each bowl. Add chili oil if desired and ladle Tom Kha into each bowl. Garnish with chopped cilantro and green onions. Serve as is or with a side of Jasmine Rice.
Tom Kha Gai