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4 servings
Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
45 mins
Meal Types:
Main Dishes
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Tom Ka Gai

Thai inspired coconut milk soup with chicken and bok choy.



  1. In a large saucepan over medium heat, heat peanut oil.
  2. Stir in garlic, ginger, lemon grass, red pepper, coriander and cumin and cook until fragrant, about 2 minutes.
  3. Stir in chicken and onion and cook, stirring, until chicken is white and onion is translucent, about 5 minutes.
  4. Stir in bok choy and cook until it begins to wilt, 5-10 minutes.
  5. Stir in water, coconut milk, fish sauce and cilantro. Simmer until chicken is thoroughly cooked and flavors are well blended, 30 minutes.
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Very yummy and easy to make. I chose this because it seemed like a filling dish for not a lot of calories. I didn't have all the ingredients but I substituted and it came out great. I used juice from 1/2 lime and zest instead of the lemongrass. Also had 2 baby bok choy so I added some frozen whole leaf spinach. My son does not like cilantro (which I love) so I used parsley instead. Used olive oil instead of peanut oil. Only used 1/2 tsp red pepper and was spicy enough for me, my husband did not think it was spicy. Can add your own if wanted.
12 Feb 13 by member: 1200 Calories


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Nutrition summary:

There are 242 calories in 1 serving of Tom Ka Gai.
Calorie break-down: 38% fat, 12% carbs, 50% protein.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size: 1 serving
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 90
Calories 242
% Daily Values*
Total Fat 10.03g 15%
  Saturated Fat 4.981g 25%
  Polyunsaturated Fat 0.984g  
  Monounsaturated Fat 2.826g  
Cholesterol 72mg 24%
Sodium 1470mg 61%
Potassium 438mg  
Total Carbohydrate 7.16g 2%
  Dietary Fiber 0.8g 3%
  Sugars 3.02g  
Protein 29.45g  
Vitamin A 148% Vitamin C 124%
Calcium 30% Iron 56%
of RDI*
(242 calories)
12% of RDI
Calorie Breakdown:
Carbohydrate (12%)
Fat (38%)
Protein (50%)
* Based on a RDI of 2000 calories