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Coconut Chicken Soup

Tom Ka Gai - Coconut Chicken Soup my way

Dinner, Poultry, SoupTove Balle-Pedersen2 Comments
Tom Ka Gai - Coconut Chicken Soup my way

Tom Ka Gai - Coconut Chicken Soup my way

We love soups in my house, we try to have soups at least every other week. We had this soup as a "skrub af suppe" directly translated to "go away soup or go home soup." It's kinda midnight snack, a nice way to end a party, getting some salt into people there has been drinking all your wine a liquor. ;)

This is my version of Tom Ka Gai soup, it not the original recipe, but made to my taste.

Serves 2-3.


  • 1 pound (450 g)chicken breast tenders
  • 2 teaspoons chicken paste
  • 850 ml water
  • 1 inch minced ginger
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 2 lemongrass
  • 1 lime the juice of
  • 3 teaspoons fish sauce
  • 1.5 can coconut milk


  • 5 scallions/spring onions
  • 1 chilli, thinly sliced
  • a few sprigs fresh cilantro



Cut chicken tenders into bite size pieces. 

Blend ginger, garlic and lemongrass with a splash of the coconut milk, till it has the texture of a thick paste. If you like the soup spicy, add some chilli  to the blender. Bring water, chicken paste, ginger paste and chicken to a boil while stirring. Let the soup simmer for about 5 minutes.

Add the coconut milk, fish sauce and bring soup to a low simmer. Season the soup with lime juice and salt. 

Serve the soup hot with scallions, cilantro and chilli as topping.