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Turmeric Chicken Soup recipe
Prep Time
1hr
Cook Time
25min
Total Time
1hr 25min
ThaiLunchDinnerMain CourseDairy-FreeGluten-FreeNon-Vegetarian

A flavorful and aromatic chicken soup with turmeric, lemongrass, and spices.

Ingredients

4 Servings
(1 serving = 1 bowl)
  • 12piece
    chicken wings
  • 3tbsp
    fish sauce or soy sauce
  • 1tsp
    sugar
  • 3
    head shallots, cut into small cubes
  • 10clove
    garlic, crushed
  • 3
    stalk lemongrass, bottom part only
  • 8piece
    thin slices of galangal
  • 10piece
    kaffir lime leaves, roughly torn
  • 4in
    turmeric root with skin on, sliced on a sharp bias
  • 5piece
    fresh bird's eye chilies, crushed
  • 3tbsp
    tamarind juice
  • Salt to taste
  • Fresh chopped cilantro for garnishing

Method

  1. Marinate chicken wings in a mixture of sugar and fish sauce or soy sauce for at least one hour.

  2. In a large saucepan, place all the chicken wings. Add just enough water to cover the chicken by about an inch.

  3. Add shallots, garlic, lemongrass, galangal, kaffir lime leaves, and turmeric. Simmer for 20 to 25 minutes on low heat with a lid loosely on.

    Step 1.1: Add shallots, garlic, lemongrass, galangal, kaffir lime leaves, and turmeric
  4. Add the tamarind juice and salt to taste once the chicken is tender. Add additional crushed chilies to the soup for spicy flavor.

  5. Spoon the soup into a bowl, then garnish with chopped cilantro or green onions. Enjoy this dish with some steamed rice!

    Step 1.1: Spoon the soup into a bowl, then garnish with chopped cilantro or green onions

Tips & Tricks

  1. Marinating the chicken wings for longer will enhance the flavor.

  2. Adjust the number of bird's eye chilies according to your spice tolerance.

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Tham Jessica

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I loved to cook and enjoyed learning about all sort of cuisines. Today, I am still in the kitchen and every chance I get, I...

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