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Curried Chicken Soup

Hands-on time 28 mins
Total time 55 mins
Yield Serves 6 (serving size: about 1 1/3 cups soup and 2 teaspoons yogurt mixture)
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.

Ingredients

  • 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

Nutrition Information

  • calories 302
  • fat 13.6 g
  • satfat 5 g
  • sodium 402 mg

How to Make It

  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.