Tom Ka Gai (Coconut Chicken Soup)

Tom Ka Gai (Coconut Chicken Soup)


"The quintessential Thai soup."


35 m servings 433 cals
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Original recipe yields 6 servings



  • Calories:
  • 433 kcal
  • 22%
  • Fat:
  • 41.1 g
  • 63%
  • Carbs:
  • 5.5g
  • 2%
  • Protein:
  • 14.8 g
  • 30%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 38 mg
  • 13%
  • Sodium:
  • 784 mg
  • 31%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Cut chicken into thin strips and saute in oil for to 2 to 3 minutes until the chicken turns white.
  2. In a pot, bring coconut milk and water to a boil. Reduce heat. Add ginger, fish sauce, lime juice, cayenne powder and turmeric. Simmer until the chicken is done, 10 to 15 minutes.
  3. Sprinkle with scallions and fresh cilantro and serve steaming hot.
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  1. 238 Ratings


**FIRST OFF** This is a MOCK version of true Tom Ka Gai soup. However...the taste is very close to the real deal WITHOUT needing "hard to find" ingredients. We loved the ease of the recipe. TALK...

First of all, 'Kah' is galanga in Thai. Traditionally, 'Tom Kah' soup is predominantly flavored with three essential ingredients, namely galanga, lemongrass, and kaffir lime leaves, in which thi...

When I made this following the recipe exactly I thought it tasted horrible. Then I added lemongrass and let it infuse with the chicken and left out the tumeric (coconut soup should be white). ...

This recipe is awesome. To prevent curdling of coconut milk keep soup at a lower temperature. I kept it at 200 degrees. Do not bring it to a boil. Also try to stir continuously. I added tha...

We loved this soup! Even my 8 year old asked for seconds. My husband said he thought it was even better than our favorite Thai restaurant. The only changes I made were to use 2T soy sauce ins...

I would give this 6 stars if I could. My family LOVES Thai food, and particulartly the coconut chicken soup. Imagine my surprise when I found this extraordinarily simple and quick recipe that ...

This is fantastic! I added a 3rd can of coconut milk, 1/3 of a can of coconut cream & doubled the chicken. VERY quick & easy. It tastes just like the soup we used to drive an hour to order in ou...

My husband and I really enjoyed this. I substituted chicken stock for the water, and I added fresh sliced mushrooms and sliced strips of red pepper for more interest. Plus I added more chicken...

I don't try this recipe but have some suggestion. Normally when we cook soup which need to add lime juice, we will add it after we remove the soup from heat. So suggest to add lime juice after...