This creamy coconut chicken soup is packed with vegetables and perfect for chilly winter nights (and it’s delicious as leftovers too!)
I’m super into soup right now.
It feels so easy to just basically dump everything in a pot and now that we have a microwave again (after 14 months without one), it’s a super simple lunch too.
This is a quick easy one that’s creamy and packed with vegetables and feels just right for chilly months.
I’ve made it multiple times this winter and I never get tired of it before I finish up the leftovers. THAT’S the sign of a good soup.
Coconut Chicken Soup
Coconut Chicken Soup
This creamy coconut chicken soup is packed with vegetables and perfect for chilly winter nights (and it's delicious as leftovers too!).
- 2 Tablespoons coconut oil
- 1 sweet onion diced
- 1 red or orange bell pepper diced
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon pepper
- 1 small zucchini diced
- 2 garlic cloves minced
- 1 teaspoon ginger grated
- 1 teaspoon ground turmeric
- 2 chicken breasts
- 2 14-oz cans coconut milk
- 1 cup water
- 1/4 cup cilantro chopped
- pita chips
In a large pot, heat the oil over medium heat. Add the diced onion and bell pepper and sprinkle with the salt and pepper and let them cook for about five minutes, until they're starting to soften.
Add the garlic, ginger, turmeric and zucchini and cook, stirring frequently, for 1 minute. Add the chicken breasts and stir to coat them. Let them cook for 3-4 minutes.
Add the coconut milk and water and bring to a simmer.
Cover and let cook for 10-15 minutes, until the chicken is cooked through.
Carefully remove the chicken breasts, shred, and return to the pot. Stir and season to taste.
Serve with cilantro and pita chips on top.
Adapted from How Sweet Eats
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Photos by Heather Mildenstein
Excited to try the recipe!
I’m also intrigued by the microwave comment. We don’t have one (tiny student apartment), but we’re thinking it might be worth the space it would take up for the leftover reheating and dishes saving factor. I’d love to hear your thoughts on that after your microwave hiatus.
Janssen Bradshaw says
It wasn’t terrible living without one, but now that we DO have one, I use it many times a day and I wouldn’t voluntarily go back to living without one.
I searched this recipe after having this soup at a local restaurant. This recipe is slightly different but much better. Winner in my house, will be making again and again!