If you don’t already know Tom Kha Gai is an aromatic Thai soup that’s a complete meal in a bowl. The richness of the coconut and the tardiness of the lemongrass compliment each other in a spicy yet silky concoction. This concoction is loaded with essential nutrients fundamental for everyday life and additional energy requirements including muscle building and cardiovascular type fitness training. It’s the perfect blend of all three macronutrients; proteins, fats, and carbohydrates. Cook to impress and cook for your fitness with this classic Tom Kha Gai easy, healthy recipe.

  • ½ teaspoon crushed garlic
  • 6 Kaffir lime leaves
  • 1 Stalk lemongrass, white part only, quartered
  • 2 cups coconut milk (light optional)
  • 2 cups Chicken stock (Real chicken stock consomme is good)
  • 2-3 chicken breast fillet, sliced
  • 2 tablespoons fish sauce
  • 1 teaspoon finely chopped chili
  • ¼ cup lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon soft brown sugar
  • ¼ cup fresh coriander leaves
  • 1 bunch Bok Choy

Mix the garlic, kaffir lime leaves and lemongrass with the coconut milk and stock in a saucepan and bring to a boil.
Reduce heat and simmer for 10 mins, stirring occasionally.
Add chicken strips and chili and simmer for 8 minutes.
Add Bok Choy, simmer for a further 2 minutes.
Turn off the heat and mix in the lime juice, fish sauce and sugar.
Serve with coriander leaves and rice, if preferred.