Tom Ka Gai (Thai Chicken Coconut Soup)

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28 review(s) averaging 4.8. 93% would make again

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"I made it without spices since I don't like spices food. It turned out really good, though next time I may add some more ginger and garlic to add some flavor. Easier than I thought it would be to make."

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1 pound boneless, skinless chicken; sliced in thin strips
1/2 cup mushrooms; sliced (up to 1 cup)
1/2 cup celery; sliced, (up to 1 cup)
2 jalapenos; sliced
3 teaspoons Vegetable oil
2 14-oz cans coconut milk
2 cups Chicken broth
2 teaspoons ginger root; minced or grated
1/4 cup Fish sauce
3 teaspoons Fresh lime juice
1/4 cup sugar; (or Splenda)
1/4 teaspoon Cayenne pepper
Salt; to taste
1/4 cup Fresh Cilantro; chopped

Original recipe makes 6 Servings



1. Saute chicken with mushrooms, celery, and jalapenos in the vegetable oil. Cook for 2-3 minutes until the chicken turns white.

2. In a soup pot, bring coconut milk and broth to a boil. Reduce heat. Add the partly cooked chicken, ginger, fish sauce, lime juice, sugar, cayenne, and salt. Simmer until the chicken is done, 10-15 minutes.

3. Sprinkle with fresh cilantro and serve.


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This recipe is FANTASTIC. I add other veggies to it sometimes and serve it with rice. Use light coconut milk. It's a third of the calories and the same deliciousness.
jhaus 2 weeks ago

I also added green beans, green and orange pepper slices and some cooked sweet potato to this soup. Delicious!
Jlikestobake 2 months ago

This was quick to make and sooo good.
cooksalot1995 3 months ago

Super easy to make and tastes AmAzing!!!
jhaus 3 months ago

I did not add the recommended amount of sugar and totally omitted the celery. Mainly because I don't like cooked celery. I added 3 spoonfuls of sugar instead and kicked up the heat with more cayenne. This was delicious and super easy. It's definitely going on my roster of soups from now on! Delish.
Stachanna 4 months ago

Super easy and great as soup or over rice. I can't have fish sauce, so I mixed soy sauce and a tablespoon of hoisin sauce together. I will for sure make this again!!
risingjm 5 months ago

Absolutely delicious! We eat it with rice and a lime. Couldn't ask for better. Thank you for the recipe!
mferrin 5 months ago

Easy and delicious
hillarie33 5 months ago

Delicious!! All I added was some minced garlic that I wanted to use up. Increased all quantities, as I had extra chicken thighs in the packsge.
rowanmountain 7 months ago

At last I found the variation of coconut tomyam from my fav Thai restaurant..I added more birds eye chili peppers, a few slices of galangal n a keffir lime leaf to bring out the flavour more..thumbs up!
yayai 9 months ago

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