It is a northern Thai soup called Tom Khai Gai. Much of the flavor comes from the garnish that is added after it is cooked: the fresh lime, chiles, coriander leaves, and the roasted chili curry paste. This soup will have a bite to it no matter what you do, but you can modify the spiciness by changing the peppers and the amount of chili paste that you use.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
15 mins
total:
30 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Bring 1 cup coconut milk, lemon grass, ginger, and kaffir lime leaves to a boil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Stir in the chicken, fish sauce, and sugar. Reduce heat to medium, and continue cooking until the chicken no longer pink in the center, about 5 minutes. Stir in the remaining 1 cup coconut milk, and bring to a simmer, about 3 minutes.

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  • Divide the lime juice and curry paste into 4 bowls. Pour soup into bowls, and garnish with cilantro and Thai chiles.

Nutrition Facts

436 calories; protein 26.7g 53% DV; carbohydrates 32g 10% DV; fat 25.6g 39% DV; cholesterol 49.4mg 17% DV; sodium 1476.6mg 59% DV. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 5 stars
08/17/2014
Thank u so much...It came out Delicious Read More

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Rating: 1 stars
01/03/2012
Not good. I followed the recipe exactly no substitutions. When I was putting in the fish sauce I thought it seemed like a lot but I did it anyway. I make Thai and Indian food all the time and normally I LOVE the smell of it. This was just horrible. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
01/03/2012
Not good. I followed the recipe exactly no substitutions. When I was putting in the fish sauce I thought it seemed like a lot but I did it anyway. I make Thai and Indian food all the time and normally I LOVE the smell of it. This was just horrible. Read More
(6)
Rating: 5 stars
08/17/2014
Thank u so much...It came out Delicious Read More
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