Spicy Chicken Soup With Hints of Lemongrass and Coconut Milk

Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 25 mins

This is a delightful soup ,creamy with coconut milk and fragrant with the elusive flavor of lemongrass.I got hold of the recipe years ago from a thai lady who was offering cooking classes for the expat wives .Even my little one eats this without complaining.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Place stock in a pot and add lemon grass,kaffir lime leaves,and onions.
  2. Bring to boil over medium heat.
  3. Add the mushrooms,chicken,lime juice,fish sauce,sugar and salt.
  4. Cook slowly uncovered for 10 minutes then add coconut milk and chillies.
  5. Bring to almost a boil,stirring frequently,then remove from heat and serve,garnishing with the coriander sprigs.


Most Helpful

I love this soup, I did make a few changes by adding a bit more fish sauce, red bell pepper and oyster and straw mushrooms.

Nilotic Deva February 09, 2009

This was really wonderful! I usually make Tom Kha Gai (Thai chicken and coconut milk soup) with a different recipe that has galangal in it. Well, I really wanted the soup but since I moved, the asian market here is small and doesn't have galangal! I am so happy to find this recipe, because it's flavor is divine. I only used 3 bird chilis to better suit my family, added a little more lime juice and a little more fish sauce since we like it a little more on the salty/sour side. I also used a little bit extra chicken stock and only used one large chicken breast which came out extremely tender and flavorful after steeping in the broth. Thank you for a "super" soup and a definite keeper.

shimmerchk April 20, 2004

This soup is sooooooo good. I was having a craving for this and decided to try and make it. Definitely every bit as good as what you get in a restaurant. My husband even really liked it and he's not very big on Asian food. This is going to be one of my staple soups!! I did not have the lime leaves, so I just omitted them. I didn't use the chiles because I thought it would be too spicy for my kids. My four year old gobbled this up and asked for more!!

Kara0473 October 29, 2010

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