So deliciously good, this Tom Khai Kai (Thai Coconut Chicken Soup) has the flavors of lemongrass, lime, chili, coconut milk and so much more! Your tastebuds are treated to a creamy, spicy, tangy and savory deliciousness with every mouthful!
Cut the chicken breast into thin slices. Set aside.
In a saucepan, heat the oil. Add the sliced galangal (or ginger), bruised lemon grass, shallots (or onion) and kaffir lime leaves. Saute until aromatic, about 3-4 minutes.
Add the chicken and salt. Pour in the coconut milk. Bring to a boil then simmer on low for 10-15 minutes or until the chicken is cooked and tender.
When the chicken is done, pour in the coconut cream, lime juice, fish sauce and chilis. Bring to a boil. Once the soup starts to boil, turn off the heat.
Taste and adjust seasoning, if needed. Serve hot and serve with rice!