Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Chicken, Carrot & Coconut Curry Soup

This recipe was inspired by this Coconut Carrot soup recipe which appears on My Wife Makes. It is warm and creamy and spiced without being too spicy. It's a great way to use leftover shredded chicken but stands well on its own without the chicken if you don't happen to have any in your fridge. It's also a fabulous source of vitamin a - you get more than 150% of your recommended daily value in just one bowl!


  • 4 large carrots, rough chopped*
  • 1/2 large sweet onion, rough chopped
  • 1 tsp minced garlic
  • 1 tsp minced ginger
  • 1/2 tsp red curry paste
  • 1 quart chicken stock*
  • 1 cup culinary coconut milk
  • 2 cups shredded cooked chicken*
  • 2 large handfuls baby spinach leaves*
*I recommend purchasing these ingredients as organic where available to avoid GMOs as well as pervasive pesticides.

Yield: Approx 6 servings

Nutrition information is approximate and may vary based on the freshness and brand of your ingredients. Nutrition information calculated at: Calorie Count.


  1. Add carrots, onion, ginger, garlic, curry paste and chicken stock to a medium pot and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to simmer approximately 30 minutes. 
  2. Blend soup using an immersion blender or by carefully transferring the soup to a glass blender jar and blending until creamy and all chunks are gone (do not do this in a plastic blender as both heat and fat cause plastics to leach toxic chemicals).  Return soup to pot if you removed it for blending.
  3. Stir in coconut milk, chicken and spinach. Heat over medium low heat until chicken chunks are heated through and spinach is wilted.

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  1. Can I use canned coconut milk instead of Culinary coconut milk?

    1. Great question! Yes, culinary coconut milk is the kind in the can - that's what will give the best results!

    2. Thanks for the clarification. I'm on day 21 of Whole30 and need some variety and spice! Looking forward to making this tomorrow.

    3. That's awesome! I hope you enjoy the soup! :-)

    4. That's awesome! I hope you enjoy the soup! :-)


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