Sgnor Chrouk Moan | Cambodian Chicken Soup

Servings: 4 • Prep time: 30 mins • Cook time: 30 Minutes • Total time: 1 hour


  • 1 Whole Chicken
  • 2 Kaffir Lime Leaves
  • 1 Lemongrass stalk, cut in half
  • 2 Galangal, large slices
  • 2 Garlic Cloves, crushed
  • Water
  • 4 T Pickled Lemon Juice (optional)
  • 1 T Fish Sauce
  • Salt and White pepper to taste
  • 1 Fresh lime juice
  • Mint, rough chop
  • Scallions, rough chop


  1. In a large pot, combine whole chicken, kaffir, lemongrass stalk, galangal, garlic cloves, and fill with water until chicken is submerged.
  2. Bring to a simmer and cook for 20 minutes or until chicken is cooked. Remove from hot stock, and submerge chicken into an ice bath. 
  3. Strain the stock and set aside.
  4. Remove chicken meat from the bone and shred into large pieces.
  5. Place shredded chicken back into stock, and bring to a simmer.
  6. Season with fish sauce, salt, and pepper.
  7. Ladle into a serving bowl and finish with mint, scallions, and lime juice.