Curry Chicken Soup

 

low_carb dairy-free 30-minutesCalories 245 | Carbs 14g | Fat 14g | Protein 17g

I was feeling under the weather this week and was really craving chicken soup. I had roasted chicken thighs earlier in the week and had two thighs leftover to use, but if you don't have leftover chicken in the fridge, you could boil 2 chicken breasts quickly, or even make a stock from scratch and use the chicken from that. I like soup to be a really quick, throw-everything-in-a-pot sort of meal, so leftover chicken worked perfectly. All I had to do was chop some veggies up and shred the chicken thighs into bite size pieces while was I waiting for the veggies to cook. 

This soup is very basic, but adding the curry powder, lemon juice & cilantro brightened everything up and pulled it altogether. You can experiment with different spices and herbs - for example, a little cayenne powder instead of curry, or lime instead of lemon. Lots of possibilities for this simple, easy soup.

curry chicken soup

TOTAL TIME: 30 Minutes

INGREDIENTS:

  • 4 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 1 medium onion, finely diced
  • 3 medium carrots, peeled & sliced
  • 3 celery stalks, sliced
  • 1 tbsp curry powder
  • Freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 32 fl oz container (4 cups) chicken stock
  • 2 skinless chicken thighs, shredded
  • Juice of 1/2 lemon
  • 2 tbsp fresh cilantro, chopped

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Heat butter over medium heat in a large saucepan.
  2. Sauté onions, sliced carrots & sliced celery for 5-10 minutes. Add curry powder and black pepper, stir to combine.
  3. Pour chicken stock over veggies, cover & bring to a simmer. 
  4. Add shredded chicken to the soup and simmer until vegetables are softened.  
  5. Remove from heat, add fresh lemon juice & chopped cilantro.

Enjoy!

Yield: 4 Servings
Amount Per Serving: Calories - 245 | Carbohydrates - 14g | Total Fat - 14g | Protein - 17g | Sodium - 507mg | Sugar - 2g

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Hey, I'm Sam. Part time cook, part time artist & full time mother. I create unique illustrations for all of the recipes you'll see here. I eat low carb with the occasional croissant. 

Hey, I'm Sam. Part time cook, part time artist & full time mother. I create unique illustrations for all of the recipes you'll see here. I eat low carb with the occasional croissant. 

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