Curried Chicken Soup

This is a recipe that I previously made as a vegetarian and really enjoyed. Surprisingly though, I think I only made it a total of one time. I feel like I have a lot of recipes like that, actually — I make something, am totally into it, and then forget about it somehow. Regardless, I’m glad I remembered it because it has fantastic flavors and a nice little kick. It’s no longer vegetarian because I added chicken to it to beef it up, but if you are a veggie and read my blog, just omit the chicken. Side note here, but this soup warms me up so much that I have to turn the heat off when I eat it (no exaggeration). It’s either that or shed layers, and I prefer to eat with my clothes on.

  • 1 lb cooked chicken breasts, shredded
  • 1 Tbsp grass-fed butter or other fat of choice
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1-inch piece of ginger, finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 cups of chopped cauliflower florets
  • 2 cups of chopped bok choy
  • 2 cups homemade bone broth (or decent store-bought chicken broth)
  • 2/3 cup unsweetened almond butter
  • 1-1/2 cups full-fat coconut milk
  • 1-1/2 Tbsp curry powder
  • 1/2 tsp allspice
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1/8 tsp cayenne (or more if you want it spicier)
  • Cilantro for garnishing, optional


  1. Melt the butter in a large pot over medium heat. Add the onion, garlic and ginger and sauté a few minutes, until onion is translucent.
  2. Mix in the curry, allspice, sea salt, cumin, cauliflower and bok choy, and continue to cook for 5 minutes.
  3. In a separate small saucepan, mix the almond butter and 3/4 cup of broth together over medium heat. Once the mixture is smooth, add it to the vegetables and stir for a couple minutes.
  4. Add the shredded chicken, remaining broth, coconut milk and cayenne. Heat for about 5 minutes, or until heated through.
  5. Serve with cilantro garnished on top, if using.


3 thoughts on “Curried Chicken Soup

  1. Megan November 20, 2012 / 10:12 am

    Oye! That looks ahhhmazinggggg. It’s a good thing you have the blog to hunt down old recipes! I do that occasionally and wonder how I forget about the nom dinners I have made previously!

  2. paleoinpdx November 20, 2012 / 10:24 am

    This recipe was never posted on my blog before though. It was in my recipe files in my cupboard! I’ve only had this blog since this past May and never while I was vegetarian.

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