Tom Kha Gai (Chicken Galangal Soup)
29 mins (prep 11, cooking 18)
13 ingredients
3 servings
My first trip to Thailand I stumbled upon this soup and loved it so much I lingered around the restaurant until I was hungry enough to go back inside and eat more! I enjoyed it on subsequent trips to Thailand and at Thai restaurants in the U.S. Naturally I would attempt to make it myself and was pleasantly surprised how easy it was. I tried several online recipes of which I gathered tips and experience. The measurements used in this recipe have been tweaked little by little.Tips:- The Galangal root and Lemongrass are not expected to be eaten, they are added for flavor!- The Chicken breasts are easier to cut if slightly frozen.- Reserving some of the Coconut for the end makes the final color of the soup brighter.- Before slicing Lemongrass bruise slightly to aid flavor release.- Lime juice is added last because it loses effectiveness when cooked.- This soup is commonly garnished with Cilantro. I don't care for it.* The Galangal root and Kaffir Lime leaves can be tricky to find, check your local Asian market. All the ingredients can also be purchased online. There are even Tom Kha Gai kits online with all the fresh vegetables!

Categories:  chicken , <-30-mins , chicken-breast , poultry , meat , thai , soups-&-stews , time-to-make , asian ,
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Serving Size (279.89 g)
Servings 3
Amount per Serving
Calories 343.77 Calories from Fat 286.83
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 31.87g 147.07%
Saturated Fat 27.36g 410.34%
Trans Fat 0.0g %
Cholesterol 3.6mg 3.6%
Sodium 965.14mg 120.64%
Total Carbohydrate 12.91g 12.91%
Dietary Fiber 2.87 g 34.39%
Sugars 6.77 g %
Protein 6.51g 39.04%
Vitamin A 12.18IU% Vitamin C 8.3mg%
Calcium 30.32mg% Iron 2.43mg%
*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 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
fresh, chili peppers, straw mushrooms, palm sugar