Curried Chicken Soup

Classic chicken noodle soup is amped up with the addition of Madras curry powder, cilantro, fresh ginger and a serrano chile, resulting in bowlfuls of high-flavored Curried Chicken Soup.


Serves 6 (serving size: about 1 1/3 cups soup and 2 teaspoons yogurt mixture)
Total time: 55 Minutes

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Recipe Time

Hands-on: 28 Minutes
Total: 55 Minutes

Nutritional Information

Calories 302
Fat 13.6 g
Satfat 5 g
Sodium 402 mg


2 tablespoons canola oil
1 bone-in chicken breast half, skinned
1 pound bone-in chicken thighs, skinned
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
2 cups chopped onion
1 cup chopped carrot
1 tablespoon minced fresh garlic
3 fresh parsley sprigs
3 fresh cilantro sprigs
1 (1/2-inch) piece peeled fresh ginger
1 serrano chile, pierced
2 bay leaves
3 tablespoons Madras curry powder
3 cups unsalted chicken stock (such as Swanson)
1 cup water
1 (14-ounce) can light coconut milk
1/4 cup plain 2% reduced-fat Greek-style yogurt
2 teaspoons chopped fresh cilantro
1/4 teaspoon grated lime rind
1/2 teaspoon fresh lime juice


1. Heat oil in a Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Sprinkle chicken with 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Add chicken, flesh side down. Cook 10 minutes; turn thighs after 5 minutes. Cool; shred. Discard bones.

2. Add onion and carrot to pan; sauté 10 minutes. Add garlic; sauté 1 minute. Place herb sprigs, ginger, serrano chile, and bay leaves on cheesecloth. Gather edges; tie securely. Add sachet to pan. Stir in curry powder; sauté 20 seconds.

3. Add chicken stock, water, and coconut milk to pan; bring to a boil. Return chicken to pan. Reduce heat to medium, and simmer 15 minutes or until vegetables are tender, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat; discard sachet. Combine yogurt, chopped fresh cilantro, lime rind, and fresh lime juice.

Mary Drennen,

Cooking Light

January 2013
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