Easy Cambodian Chicken Lemon Soup

October 21, 2022  Cambodian Chef Avatar
Easy Cambodian Chicken Lemon Soup

Easy Cambodian Chicken Lemon Soup is a straightforward and comforting chicken soup perfect for the cold season. The recipe provides flexibility in choosing chicken parts, allowing you to cut up chicken legs or wings based on your preference, and encourages adjusting the water quantity accordingly.

To prepare this soup, lemongrass, kaffir lime leaves, garlic, and bruised galangal are added to water in a pot, bringing it to a boil for two minutes. Chicken parts are then introduced and cooked until done, with the cooking time varying depending on the chosen chicken cuts. Additional flavor is imparted to the soup with the optional inclusion of a wonton soup mix, and the seasoning is completed with fish sauce, salt, or MSG according to personal taste preferences.

Once the chicken is cooked, the heat is turned off, and the soup is ready for serving. Before serving, the soup is enriched with a variety of herbs, including sawtooth coriander, cilantro, and green onion. Lime juice and optional thinly sliced cucumber further enhance the flavors. The finishing touch is a side of minced chilies to accompany fish sauce for an extra layer of spice, if desired.

Easy Cambodian Chicken Lemon Soup is designed for ease and adaptability, making it a quick and comforting option for those looking to enjoy a flavorful chicken soup with a Cambodian twist. The recipe concludes with a simple “Enjoy,” inviting individuals to savor the warmth and simplicity of this delightful soup.


5 to 6 cups of water (do adjust water to your chicken)
1 stalk of lemongrass cut in half and bruises in the back of the big knife
3 to 4 kaffir lime leaves torn to pieces
3 cloves of garlic smash then mince
1 piece of galangal bruises
1 package of wonton soup mix (this is optional but makes soup taste good)
Fish sauce or salt and MSG to flavor your soup

Herbs to garnish the bowl

Saw tooth coriander
Green onion
Lime juice
Thinly slice cucumber (this is optional but it is good)
Fish sauce if needed
Minced Chilies to go with fish sauce

Directions to make Easy Cambodian Chicken Lemon Soup

  1. In a pot add lemongrass, kaffir lime, garlic, and galangal water bring it to a boil for 2 minutes
  2. Then add chicken part to it cook until the chicken is done depending on what part of chicken you use
  3. Now add fish sauce, wonton soup, salt or MSG to the soup according to your taste.
  4. Turn the heat off when chicken is cooked

When ready to serve add herbs and lime juice, sliced cucumber and serve hot with rice.


Related Recipe: Khmer Lemongrass Chicken Soup

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 2

Calories Per Serving: 112

% Daily Value
Total Carbohydrate ‏28g 10%
Cholesterol ‏1mg 0%
Total Fat ‏1g 1%
Saturated Fat ‏1g 5%
Dietary Fiber ‏1g 4%
Protein ‏2g 4%
Sodium ‏312mg 14%
Sugars ‏7g 14%


15 min


30 min




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