10 Minute Recipe: Thai Coconut Chicken Soup

Screen shot 2013-03-17 at 8.44.27 PMI know, I know… more soup recipes… but this soup is so amazing, and fairly simple to make.

I love Thai food, but have never tried to cook it before… this Tom Kha Gai soup seemed like a great place to start. The mix of sweet and savory flavors will leave you wanting more!

Here’s what you’ll need: Serves 4

Screen shot 2013-03-17 at 9.08.19 PM1 can coconut milk

1 can reduced-sodium chicken broth

1/4 cup sliced ginger (for a helpful video on how to peel ginger easily, click here.)

1 stalk fresh lemongrass, cut into 1 inch pieces

1 cup boned, skinned chicken diced into pieces

1 cup sliced mushrooms

1 tablespoon fresh lime juice

1 teaspoon sugar

1/4 cup fresh cilantro

1/2 teaspoon paprika

optional: 1 tablespoon Thai fish sauce

1 cup jasmine rice.

To cook:

In a saucepan, combine coconut milk, broth, ginger, and lemongrass and bring to a boil.

Add chicken, mushrooms, lime juice, fish sauce, sugar, and paprika.  reduce heat and simmer until chicken is firm and opaque (about 5 to 10 minutes).  Discard lemongrass.

Garnish with cilantro.

I also like to eat this soup with jasmine rice, which is optional, but oh so good!


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