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Gai Tom Kha (Thai Chicken And Coconut Milk Soup)

Type: Chicken, Poultry
Serves: 6 people

Recipe Ingredients

4 cups 948mlMedium coconut milk
1 1/2 cups 355mlChicken stock
1   Dried galangal - (kha), or
1   Fresh galangal
4   Fresh lemon grass - bruised, cut into 2-
6   Fresh serrano chiles - sliced into rounds
1   Chicken breast *
4 tablespoons 60mlFish sauce - (nam pla)
5   Fresh kaffir lime leaves - (makrut), if available
2   Fresh limes - juice
2 tablespoons 30mlChopped coriander leaves

Recipe Instructions

* cut into 1/2-inch pieces (with or without bones, see note)

Combine coconut milk, chicken stock, galangal, lemon grass and 4 of the chiles in a saucepan; bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 20 minutes. Strain stock; discard galangal and lemon grass.

Return stock to a boil, add chicken and simmer until tender, about 2 minutes. Add fish sauce, citrus leaves and remaining chiles. Stir in the lime juice. Garnish with coriander.

Serves 6 to 8.

NOTE: I like to use boned chicken breast if I'm cooking for guests.

For the best flavor, however, use a whole small chicken chopped into small pieces with the bones; increase the cooking time until chicken is tender.

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