Tom Kha Gai

Modified recipe from Bon Apetite

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lizdrum Published on 01/05/2018, viewed by 1998 , 1 Comments

What you will need

1 lb. chicken tenderloin

8 oz. mushrooms

6 cups chicken broth

1 can coconut milk

1/4 cup lime juice (2 limes)

1 tbsp lime zest

1 tbsp lemongrass paste

1 inch piece of ginger peeled

2 tbsp fish sauce

1 tsp + 4 oz of sugar (I like my coconut soup very sweet, so I advise starting with 1 tsp. and add.)

Cilantro for serving

How to cook


Use back of knife to lightly smash ginger. Bring lemongrass, ginger, lime zest, lime juice and broth to a boil in a large saucepan.


Reduce heat to simmer until flavors are melded, 8-10 minutes. Strain broth into clean saucepan; discard solids.


Add chicken and return to a boil. Reduce heat, add mushrooms, and simmer, skimming occasionally, until chicken is cooked through and mushrooms are soft, 20-25 minutes. Mix in coconut milk, fish sauce, and sugar. Serve with cilantro.