Thai Chicken Coconut Soup

Tom Kha Gai

Preparation info
  • Makes:


    first-course servings
    • Difficulty


    • Ready in

      30 min

Appears in
Instant Pot Asian Pressure Cooker Meals: Fast, Fresh & Affordable

By Patricia Tanumihardja

Published 2020

  • About

This Thai soup has such complex flavors that it belies how simple it is to prepare. Your hardest task will be hunting down the ingredients, especially galangal. But trust me, it’s worth the effort! Add a bowl of rice to make a meal out of it, and/or serve with other Thai dishes.


  • 6 ounces (170 g) boneless, skinless chicken breast or thighs, sliced into bite-sized pieces
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  1. Mix together the chicken, mushrooms, chicken stock, fish sauce, sugar, galangal, lime leaves, lemongrass and chilies in your Instant Pot®.
  2. Lock the lid. Select PRESSURE COOK/MANUAL and set to HIGH for 5 minutes. Make sure the steam release valve is sealed. Once pressurized (6 to 9 minutes), the cook cycle will start. When the timer beeps, let the pressu