Our Favorite Chicken and Coconut Soup - Thai Style

45 mins (prep 10, cooking 35)
19 ingredients
8 servings
My husband and I love Tom Kha Gai and have tried it at many Thai restaurants. We prefer Thai soup that we can distinctly taste spicy, sour, and sweet flavors. After many attempts, I think that I've finally come up with a really good recipe. I started with a recipe from the "The Best Recipe, Soups and Stews" cookbook and then modified it so that the flavor and ingredients closely match that of a soup that our favorite Thai restaurant serves. Now we can have delicious Tom Kha Gai without having to go out to eat. Part of the uniqueness of this recipe is that the ginger and lemon grass are finely minced as opposed to being left whole as in traditional Thai soup. The good thing about this is that you don't have to "fish out" ingredients while eating the soup.

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Serving Size (195.78 g)
Servings 8
Amount per Serving
Calories 98.36 Calories from Fat 36.18
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 4.02g 49.46%
Saturated Fat 0.79g 31.74%
Trans Fat 0.0g %
Cholesterol 5.4mg 14.4%
Sodium 693.47mg 231.16%
Total Carbohydrate 10.46g 27.9%
Dietary Fiber 0.07 g 2.1%
Sugars 6.86 g %
Protein 4.87g 77.95%
Vitamin A 244.08IU% Vitamin C 6.24mg%
Calcium 8.23mg% Iron 0.46mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9β€’Carbohydrate 4β€’Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
fresh ginger, clove garlic, small onion, thai red curry paste, tom yum paste, unsweetened coconut milk, asian chili sauce, fresh mushrooms, baby corn, fresh lime juice