Cambodian Sour Chicken Soup

Hope you all had an amazing weekend! As mentioned in my previous post, I went to the Mariners game over the weekend and they won! I also mentioned that the first 20,000 fans would receive a beard hat and I was able to snatch one! I tweeted a silly picture of me with my beard hat so be sure to follow me on Twitter to see it along with other things that I don’t normally post on my blog!

What do you normally eat when you’re feeling under the weather? I really like eating soup. There’s something about having a hot bowl of soup that is so soothing and rejuvenating. I enjoy eating it no matter if I feel sick or not because I just like it so much! Growing up, I ate Cambodian sour chicken soup a lot. I’ve always enjoyed the light flavorful broth. It wasn’t until I met my husband that I learned how to make it so I definitely need to give him credit for this. I didn’t realize how easy and simple it was!

Cambodian sour chicken soup

What I really like about this soup is that you can garnish it however you’d like to make it taste just the way you want it. Not everyone likes too much sour flavoring so you can adjust your broth to your liking by controlling how much lime juice you add to your bowl.

soup garnish

Cambodian Sour Chicken Soup
Yields 2
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  1. ◾2 cups water
  2. ◾2 cups chicken stock
  3. ◾7-8 winglets or drumlets (or small Cornish hen cut into quarters)
  4. ◾1 stalk of lemongrass cut into thirds
  5. ◾2 garlic cloves
  6. ◾2 slices galangal root
  7. ◾2 slices ginger root
  8. ◾1 tablespoon fish sauce
  9. ◾salt to taste
  10. ◾1/4 cup chopped cilantro
  11. ◾2 tablespoons chopped basil
  12. ◾2 tablespoons chopped green onion
  13. ◾1-2 limes cut into wedges
  1. Heat water in a large saucepan with the lemongrass, garlic, galangal, and ginger over high heat. When the water comes to boil, reduce heat to medium and add chicken stock, fish sauce, and salt to taste. Cover the saucepan and let it simmer for 5 minutes.
  2. Add the chicken and let it simmer for another 5 minutes or until the chicken is fully cooked. Serve the soup over steamed rice and garnish with cilantro, basil, and green onion. Squeeze a lime wedge in your soup bowl and mix well. If it isn't sour enough for you, then squeeze more lime wedges until you have reached your desired level of sourness.
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Cambodian sour chicken soup

I hope you enjoy this recipe! Have a great week!

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