Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Indian Spiced Chicken Soup

So, I have this chicken that I absolutely love.  The marinade is divine.  The last time I made it, I had the thought that those spices would make for a great soup base...so, I finally have made it, and it does, in fact, make an absolutely amazing soup!

Indian Spiced Chicken Soup
2-3 tablespoons coconut oil
3/4 cup onion, finely diced
3 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon  ground coriander
1 1/2 teaspoons paprika
1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts (or thighs)
3 medium potatoes, cubed (about 2-3 cups)*
4 cups chicken stock or broth
2  cups chopped kale*
1 can coconut milk (I used Trader Joe's Lite Coconut Milk)
juice of one lime (~2 tablespoon)
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper

In a large sauce pan heat coconut oil over medium high heat, add onion and cook until transparent.  Add in garlic and cook for another minute.

Stir in seasoning and cook for a minute, then add in the chicken, potatoes, and chicken stock.  Bring the mixture to a boil, then lower the heat and simmer for 15-20 minutes, or until chicken is cooked through and potatoes are tender.

Remove the chicken from the pot, and allow it to cool for a few minutes, before shredding or cubing it. Return the meat to the pot and add the kale, coconut milk, lime juice and salt and pepper and heat through.

*You could substitute any vegetable you want for the potatoes and kale...cauliflower, chickpeas, broccoli, etc., would all be delicious in this soup.

This post was shared on Slightly Indulgent TuesdaysGluten Free Tuesdays, Allergy Free Wednesdays, Gluten Free WednesdaysWaste Not Want Not Wednesdays, Gluten Free Fridays, and Whole Food Fridays.


  1. This looks amazing! Pinning to try soon.

  2. I've been craving Indian and just bought some chicken thighs and was trying to decide how to use them. Decision. Made. Thanks!

  3. This looks awesome, and I love Indian food!! Thanks so much for sharing this on Waste Not Want Not Wednesday, I've pinned it :)

  4. I've been reading your posts and love your recipes. This looks really good.