When people think of chicken soup, whether it be from a can or your mom’s favorite recipe, they usually picture traditional chicken noodle. This recipe is far from that! Tom Kha Gai is a Thai chicken coconut soup that is packed full of flavor and nutrients. It’s a nice way to keep chicken soup interesting. You will find yourself going back for seconds!
``Quick tip: This recipe could also be made on the stovetop, see note below recipe.``
####Tom Kha Gai
Prep time: 20 minutes | Cook time: 6 hours | Serves: 4
1/2 onion, diced<br>
3 cloves garlic, minced<br>
2 tablespoon fresh ginger, grated<br>
1 pound free-range chicken breast, skinless and boneless and cut into thin slices<br>
8 oz. mushrooms, sliced<br>
3 tablespoons fresh lime juice<br>
1 stalk lemongrass, chopped into 1-inch pieces<br>
4 cups chicken stock<br>
3 tablespoons coconut aminos<br>
3 (14 oz.) cans full-fat coconut milk<br>
2 teaspoon yellow or green curry paste<br>
1-2 teaspoons fish sauce<br>
1 tablespoon honey<br>
Salt, to taste<br>
Other vegetables of choice, bell pepper, zucchini, etc., chopped<br>
Optional for serving: Cilantro, green onion, lime juice.<br>
1.) Place all ingredients, except the cilantro and mushrooms, into the slow cooker and cook on Low for 6 hours.
2.) Add the mushrooms during the last 30 minutes of cooking, and then top with cilantro, green onion, and lime when serving.
*Note* To make this recipe on the stove, melt about 1 tablespoon of coconut oil in a large stockpot over medium-high heat. Sauté the onions and garlic until fragrant, then add the ginger and curry paste and cook for another 1-2 minutes, stirring constantly. Add the rest of the ingredients, stir well and simmer until the chicken is fully cooked.
This recipe has been modified since the publishing of Slow Cooker Meals Made Simple.
Feel great and remember to enjoy your health!
The Warrior Wife
*Although it is not specified in the recipe, I only use ingredients that are organic and/or GMO-free. I believe this is the healthiest way to eat and encourage everyone to do so as much as possible. It is a more expensive way to eat but it is worth every penny!
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