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thai tom kha gai Recipe

Thai Tom Kha Gai - Chicken Coconut Soup

Fragrant and Creamy coconut soup with chicken and Tropical Sun Creamed Coconut.  A deliciously warming and healthy appetizer or main meal.
Course dinner
Cuisine Thai
Keyword chicken coconut soup, creamed coconut, thai food, tom kha gai
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 560kcal


  • 200 g Tropical Sun Creamed Coconut
  • 700 ml water
  • 2 chicken stock cubes
  • 1 stalk of Lemongrass
  • 1 tbsp chopped ginger
  • 4 chicken breasts
  • 2 tbsp fish sauce
  • 2 hot red chilli peppers (or mild if you are a wimp)
  • 1 bunch of spring onions (scallions)
  • 4 limes
  • 1 small bunch or coriander (cilantro)


  • In a soup pot, combine the creamed coconut, water and stock cubes, then heat on a low heat until the stock cubes and coconut have dissolved
  • Turn up the heat to high, add the lemongrass, ginger, and cubed chicken breast and cook for 5 minutes
  • Finely chop the chilies and the spring onions¬†
  • Reduce the heat to medium then add the mushrooms, half the chopped chilies and all of the spring onions
  • Allow to simmer for 15 minutes then remove the lemongrass
  • Serve in bowls with chunks of lime and finely chopped coriander and remaining chili on top