Tom Kha Gai: Thai Chicken and Vegetable Soup with Coconut Milk Recipe

by Jackie Alpers on April 13, 2011

Tom Yum Thai Chicken Soup: Food Photography by Jackie Alpers

I believe in the healing power of both chicken soup and Thai food. Combining the two will cure whatever ails you and the spicier you can make it the better. If you are healthy, this soup will make you stronger, more vibrant and more beautiful. I recommend eating it daily.

I’m using rotisserie chicken in this recipe. It’s my new secret ingredient! Eat as much of the chicken as you can off of the bone like a barbarian, and then use some of the leftovers to make this soup.

Thai Chicken and Vegetable Soup With Coconut Milk

2 cups vegetable or chicken broth
1 can light coconut milk
1 cup water
1 cup shredded rotisserie chicken
1 cup chopped broccoli
1 cup Asian style frozen mixed vegetables
1/2 cup chopped onion
1-2 tablespoons Sambal Oelek
1 tablespoon Thai fish sauce
2 tablespoons chopped cilantro
2 tablespoons Gourmet Garden Lemongrass herb blend or 2-3, 2″ stick fresh lemongrass
salt and pepper to taste

Add all ingredients to a large soup pot. Simmer for 20 minutes, serve and enjoy.

{ 3 comments… read them below or add one }

Simona April 13, 2012 at 9:29 pm

Lovely photo and interesting recipe, Jackie. My husband is a big fan of chicken soup, so I’ll try your combination therapy. I am lucky in having access to pastured chicken, which I roast for our Sunday dinner.

Jackie Alpers April 14, 2012 at 6:33 am

Thanks Simona! I hope you both enjoy it.

Jen May 3, 2012 at 4:37 am

Lovely recipe. There is nothing I know that warms you more than a big bowl of warm soup. Here’s one you might like to try.
http://www.wascene.com/food-drink/hearty-chicken-and-vegetable-soup/
Thanks for sharing :)
Jen

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