Fast and easy tom yam. Preparation time approximately 30 minutes. Serves 4.

Chicken Tom Yam

  • 4 chicken wings or half a chicken
  • 1 tomato – quartered
  • 1 red chili – seeds removed and sliced diagonally
  • 1 stalk of lemon grass – smashed
  • 2 pieces of kaffir lime leaves (daun limau purut)
  • 1 Indian onion (Indian onions are preferred over Australian onions simply for the sweetness and character) – quartered
  • juice of 2 limes
  • Tom Yam stock granules
  • 1.5 litres water
  1. Prepare chicken by removing fat but leaving the skin on.
  2. Using a pestle and mortar, crush the lemon grass. Crush also the kaffir leaves with some salt. Marinate the chicken with this mix in a pot.
  3. Add water and quartered onion to the chicken and bring to boil over high heat. Do not stir.
  4. When it starts to boil, bring the heat down to low heat, add Tom Yam stock granules, sliced chili pieces and lime juice. Simmer until done.

Serve with chopped coriander.

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