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Thom Kha Gai -- Thai Coconut Soup

Thom Kha Gai -- Thai Coconut Soup

Also known as Tom Ka Gai, this is a simple version of a very yummy Thai soup.

  • Yield: 4 servings
  • Cook time:20 Minutes
  • Prep time:10 Minutes


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2 c Low salt chicken broth

14 oz Unsweetened coconut milk

1 stalk (optional, available in Asian markets)

1 lg Chicken boneless breast half

1 tb (or more) lime juice

1/2 Jalapeno or Serrano chili, seeded and minced

2 tb chopped fresh cilantro

Dash red hot pepper sauce

Bring first 3 ingredients to boil in heavy medium saucepan. Reduce heat, add chicken and simmer until almost cooked through, turning occasionally, about 12 minutes. Transfer chicken to plate; cool. Cut meat into 1/2 inch pieces. Add 1 tsp lime juice and jalapeno to soup and simmer until reduced by 1/2 cup, about 20 minutes. Add chicken and simmer just to heat through.

Taste, adding more lime juice if desired. Remove as much of the lemon grass as possible. Ladle soup into bowls. Sprinkle with fresh cilantro and dash hot pepper sauce.

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