Keto Tom Kha Gai

Keto Tom Kai

This is a delicious recipe is from Jane Downes’ new book, Essential Ketogenic Diet Pressure Cooking. This cookbook is an amazing cook book that highlights how to cook some of the best pressure cooker foods. I love this book because it teaches convenience which I think is so crucial to the success of a Ketogenic Diet.

Tom Kha Gai is a Thai soup that has had some of its traditional ingredients removed to be made Keto. This recipe serves 5 people and takes about 5 minutes to prep and only 10 minutes to cook!


1 1/2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breasts

2 cups Bone Broth or chicken broth

2 (13.5-ounce) cans full-fat coconut milk

2 lemongreass stalks, tough outer layers removed, chopped into 4-inch pieces

1 tablespoon finely grated lime zest

1/4 cup freshly squeezed lime juice

2 tablespoons peeled minced fresh ginger

2 tablespoons fish sauce

2 bay leaves

4 cups sliced mushrooms

1 tablespoon sweet dried basil

1 tablespoon red chili paste

2 scallions, green parts only, sliced

1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro

Sea salt

Freshly ground black pepper

Lime wedges, for serving


1. In the pressure cooker, combine the chicken, broth, coconut milk, lemongrass, lime zest, lime juice, ginger, fish sauce, bay leaves, mushrooms, basil, chili paste, and scallions and stir well.

2. Lock the lid into place and set the steam release knob to the sealed position. Set the pressure level to High and the time to 10 minutes. After cooking, let the pressure release naturally for 10 minutes, then quick release any remaining pressure. Unlock and remove the lid.

3. Using a slotted spoon, remove and discared the bay leaves and lemongrass. With the slotted spoon, transfer the chicken to a place and cut unto bite-size pieces. Return the chicken to the soup and add the chopped cilantro. Mix well and season with salt and pepper. Serve in soup bowls, with lime wedges.


Calories: 417
Fat: 29g
Total Carbs: 10g
Protein: 32g

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Essential Ketogenic Diet Pressure Cooking

If you liked this recipe and you are looking for more convenient pressure cooking recipes, be sure to check out Jane’s new book.

I think that for some people, success on a Ketogenic Diet can depend on convenience of food choices. Meal prepping is one of the easiest things you can do for convenience and meal prepping with a pressure cooker is even better because its quick!

Don’t let your foods become boring, check out this Ketogenic Pressure Cooking book from Jane and start making some new recipes!

Christopher Irvin