Adrienne's Tom Ka Gai


Fragrant, spicy, and absolutely delicious Thai chicken soup. I've eaten a bit of Thai, and I think this comes very close. Add noodles if you like with the cilantro.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
45 mins
Total Time:
1 hr
4 servings


  • 2 teaspoons peanut oil

  • 2 cloves garlic, thinly sliced

  • 2 tablespoons grated fresh ginger root

  • ¼ cup chopped lemon grass

  • 2 teaspoons crushed red pepper

  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander

  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin

  • 1 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves - cut into thin strips

  • 1 onion, thinly sliced

  • 2 cups bok choy, shredded

  • 4 cups water

  • 1 (10 ounce) can coconut milk

  • ¼ cup fish sauce

  • ¼ cup chopped fresh cilantro


  1. In a large saucepan over medium heat, heat peanut oil. Stir in garlic, ginger, lemon grass, red pepper, coriander and cumin and cook until fragrant, 2 minutes. Stir in chicken and onion and cook, stirring, until chicken is white and onion is translucent, 5 minutes. Stir in bok choy and cook until it begins to wilt, 5 to 10 minutes. Stir in water, coconut milk, fish sauce and cilantro. Simmer until chicken is thoroughly cooked and flavors are well blended, 30 minutes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

255 Calories
18g Fat
9g Carbs
17g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 255
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 18g 23%
Saturated Fat 13g 67%
Cholesterol 34mg 11%
Sodium 1158mg 50%
Total Carbohydrate 9g 3%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 17g
Vitamin C 15mg 74%
Calcium 81mg 6%
Iron 4mg 23%
Potassium 621mg 13%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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