Chicken Tom-Kha Recipe

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This Chicken Tom-Kha Recipe will have your friends and family raving. Our very own Teerana Underwood wanted to share with all of you her most popular dish!


Lemongrass Kaffir lime leafThai chiliGalanga (look like ginger but different) -These are ingredients that you can get from Asian market.Lime or lemonCoconut cream in canChicken 2-3 cherry tomatoes (to make the soup sweet)2-3 shallot (small red onion)CilantroGreen onionChicken brothFish sauce Pink saltMushrooms (white mushroom, straw mushroom, oyster mushroom) **White mushrooms are easier to find in an American grocery market. **Straw mushrooms and oyster mushrooms are usually in Asian market.


Dice chickenLemongrass – use the hard part. Cut it about 3 inches and crash it. I love the smell, so I usually use 3-4 of them.Galanga – if it is frozen, just use maybe 4-5 pieces. The fresh one is better. If you can get the fresh one, slice it and use 2-4 pieces.Thai chili. I just smash it with a knife and chop.Chop cilantro and green onionWash mushrooms and cut them4-5 Kaffir lime leaves, take the middle part off. You can cut it or use your fingers to hold on the middle part and use another hand and pull down both sides of the leaf.Add lemongrass, galanga, tomato, and shallot (optional) in chicken broth until boil.Add chicken but don’t stir it. Let it sit in the pot.Use medium heat not too hot, add coconut cream in the pot. The broth and the coconut cream ratio is 1:2. If you use 200 g of broth then use 400 g of coconut cream. I like it a bit thicker than in a restaurant.After you add coconut cream, add all mushrooms to the pot.Add fish sauce, and salt if you don’t like the smell of fish sauce. I usually use both. Then add Thai chili.Grab Kaffir leaf with your hand and crumble them, add them to the pot.

Chef Notes:

I don’t add lemon or lime juice inside because the heat will somehow make it bitter. For you to serve, add the lime juice in the bowl and if you love spicy, add more chop chili in the bowl. Add Tom-Kha in the bowl and add chopped cilantro and green onion on top. I eat it with Thai jasmine rice. So good and yummy!

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