Tom Ka Gai (Thai Chicken Coconut Soup)

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30 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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So good - served it over rice. Small amounts of other vegetables can be added - eggplant, peppers, squash, potatoes. I added a couple of cloves of garlic as well.
sallieburkj9w2 1 month ago

Loved this! I substituted pickled red Tabasco peppers for the jalapenos, & added a 1/2 cup more chicken broth & 1 more 13.5 ounce can coconut milk. I love anything with fish sauce & this recipe really balances everything. Delightful!
paintersmechanicc9z6m2j0r6z4 3 months ago

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 7 months ago

I also added green beans, green and orange pepper slices and some cooked sweet potato to this soup. Delicious!
Jlikestobake 8 months ago

This was quick to make and sooo good.
cooksalot1995 9 months ago

Super easy to make and tastes AmAzing!!!
jhaus 10 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 11 month 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 11 month ago

Absolutely delicious! We eat it with rice and a lime. Couldn't ask for better. Thank you for the recipe!
mferrin 11 month ago

Easy and delicious
hillarie33 1 year ago

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