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Tom Kha Gai Soup

Tom Kha Gai is a super easy Thai soup made with Rotisserie Chicken. Known as Thai Coconut Chicken Soup or Tom Kha, a Thai classic that's ready to eat in 30 minutes!
Course Dinner, Soup
Cuisine Thai, Thailand
Keyword thai coconut soup, tom kha gai, tom kha gai soup
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 6 servings


Herbs and Spices

  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 1 tablespoon lemongrass finely chopped
  • 3 teaspoons ginger grated
  • 3 tablespoons galangal root thinly sliced
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 3 Thai chili peppers deseeded and chopped finely
  • ½ teaspoon ground turmeric

Tom Kha Soup

  • 2 cans coconut milk 14oz/400ml cans
  • 4 cups of chicken stock
  • 1 can straw mushrooms
  • 1 teaspoon grated palm sugar
  • 2 tablespoons fish sauce
  • 4 cups shredded chicken from rotisserie chicken


  • 2 green onions
  • ¼ cup lime juice
  • zest of a lime
  • 3 tablespoons fresh cilantro
  • bean sprouts


  • Heat oil in a large stockpot. Sauté lemongrass, ginger, galangal, garlic, chili peppers and turmeric for about 2 minutes until fragrant.
  • Stir in the coconut milk, chicken stock, straw mushrooms, palm sugar and fish sauce. Bring to a boil, add the chicken, reduce heat and simmer for about 10 minutes.
  • When serving, mix in green onions, lime juice, lime zest and coriander. Garnish with a handful of bean sprouts.