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Tom Kha Gai (Coconut Soup with Chicken)

For information on Thai recipe ingredients, see Commonly Used Ingredients in Thai Food Recipes.

Ingredients
1 can (400 grams) coconut milk
2 cups chicken breast
3 to 4 pieces Kha (galangga)
1 cup straw mushrooms
2 to 2-1/2 Tablespoons lemon or lime juice
Sprigs of coriander
2-1/2 to 3 Tablespoons Tiparos fish sauce
1 stalk lemon grass
4 to 5 chili peppers
1 teaspoon sugar

Cut chicken into thin strips. Soak dry kha in warm water for 10 minutes. Squeeze lime into a container. Cut lemon grass into 3 to 4 pieces and bruise with a flat side of a cleaver. Cut lengthwise or bruise the chili peppers.

Heat half of the coconut milk and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium low. Add kha, lemon grass, chicken, and fish sauce. Stir until the chicken is done (about 3 minutes). Add the remaining coconut milk and 1/4 to 1/2 cup of water. Add mushrooms and bring to a boil. Add lemon juice, sugar, and chili peppers. Stir a few times. Taste/add fish sauce, lime juice, or sugar as needed. Remove from heat and garnish with coriander.

Serves: 3 to 4

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