Chicken Curry Soup

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This chicken curry soup recipe is comfort in a bowl and perfect served with pillowy naan bread for an easy, wholesome meal.

Chicken curry soup in blue potCurry in every way, shape or form is one of my absolute favorite meals of all time. i just can’t get enough of the rich aromas and flavors of all the spices in the rich sauce. During the colder months, weย  have curry and soup weekly and sometimes those two overlap. And when it does, it is a beautiful thing let me tell you. This chicken curry soup is going to become a family favorite in no-time.

I’ve been making a variation of this chicken soup recipe for as long as I can remember. Adding warming spices to stocks and stews not only boosts the flavor but also adds so much goodness to the recipe because the benefits of spices are endless. Cinnamon lowers blood sugar, turmeric has powerful anti-inflammatory effects and chilli powder not only revves up your metabolism but the vitamin C in it also helps keep colds and flu at bay by strengthening your immune system. I mean, who doesn’t want all of that (especially in winter)?

Chicken curry soup in bowl with spoon.I poached the chicken breasts in the soup to keep things easy (I love a good one-pot recipe) and poaching the chicken in the rich, spiced broth develops even more flavor. I bulked the soup with cubes of potato but you could use butternut squash (or other pumpkin), sweet potato, cauliflower or celeriac. If you wanted to add more vegetables the soup any leafy green (hello kale!) or frozen peas would be great.

Serve with a generous dollop of plain yoghurt and pillowy naan bread for dipping and you have the perfect weeknight comfort meal.

4.58 from 7 votes
Chicken curry soup
Chicken curry soup
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
45 mins

This chicken curry soup recipe is comfort in a bowl and perfect served with pillowy naan bread for an easy, wholesome meal.

Course: Chicken, Comfort food, Soup
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: chicken curry, chicken curry soup, chicken soup
Servings: 6
Calories: 269 kcal
Author: Alida Ryder
  • 2 tbsp butter Alternatively use ghee or coconut oil
  • 2 onions finely chopped
  • 2 celery spears finely chopped
  • 2 carrots peeled and finely chopped
  • 2 large leeks finely chopped
  • 4 garlic cloves crushed
  • 2 tsp crushed ginger
  • 2 tsp ground turmeric
  • 2 tsp curry powder
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp Chilli powder
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 2 large potatoes peeled and cubed
  • 6 cups chicken stock 1.5 liters
  • 4 chicken breasts de-boned + skinless
  • 1 cup cream/coconut milk
  • salt to taste
  • pepper to taste
  • lemon juice to taste
  • Plain yoghurt For serving
  • Fresh coriander/cilantro For serving
  1. Melt the butter and a splash of oil(optional) in a large pot.

  2. Add the onion, celery, leek and carrot and fry for 10 minutes until soft and fragrant. 

  3. Add the garlic and ginger and fry for a minute before adding the spices. Stir together.

  4. Add the potato and fry for another minute before pouring in the chicken stock. 

  5. Season with salt and pepper, add the cream and allow to come to a simmer. 

  6. Add the chicken breasts then cover and allow to simmer for 7-10 mins until the chicken is cooked. Remove from the pot and allow to cool slightly. 

  7. Place the lid back on the pot and allow to simmer for another 10 minutes. 

  8. Shred the chicken and add back to the soup. Simmer for 5 minute then season to taste. 

  9. Serve with plain yoghurt and fresh coriander/cilantro.

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Nutrition Facts
Chicken curry soup
Amount Per Serving
Calories 269 Calories from Fat 99
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 11g 17%
Saturated Fat 5g 25%
Cholesterol 65mg 22%
Sodium 519mg 22%
Potassium 720mg 21%
Total Carbohydrates 17g 6%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 6g
Protein 23g 46%
Vitamin A 72%
Vitamin C 7.9%
Calcium 4.3%
Iron 8.3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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  • Autumn Dahy

    I just made this tonight- it was really good! Definitely a seal of approval from my husband and I, will make it again. I’m really happy to find a healthy recipe that has a lot of good flavor. I might blog later and link back! ๐Ÿ˜€

  • Marisa

    I would definitely be in for curry soup! And those naan breads just seal the deal. Gotta make this.

  • Peter

    Love the recipe but have you tried to print it? Please could you ask your webmaster to create a link to a printer-friendly version.
    Luv, Peter XXXxxXXX

    • Ally_R

      There is a print-friendly version, at the top of the post, just underneath the title, you’ll see 9 little icons. One of them will be a print option.

  • Reply

    That looks divine!!!! OMG! Bookmarked to make soon!

    Great blog; happy I found you!

    Mary xo
    Delightful Bitefuls

  • Tess

    Love your Naan, they look awesome!

  • Charissa

    The beauty of this post just…oh, it’s so pretty! Love the photos, the bowls you used…the soup looks SO crazy good. Everything about this post is so perfect. You have a lovely blog!

  • Lindsay @ Pinch of Yum

    This looks so good! Where was this when I needed warm, spicy comfort food all winter?! ๐Ÿ™‚ I will bookmark it for a rainy summer day. Yum!

  • Mandie

    I got a curry chicken soup from Woolies recently that was surprisingly good. So I’m definitely interested in making a version at home. Thanks for the recipe!

  • Sam

    That looks stunning and exactly what is needed in freezing CT today. I love naan bread so am keen to try this recipe.

  • Antonina

    Lovely…. looks delicious !! Have a nice day !

    • Ally_R

      Antonina : Thanks!

      Sam : This naan recipe is so easy and the bread comes out really delicious.

      Mandie : I didn’t know they had curry chicken soup, you must try this! It’s sooo yum!

      Lindsay : That’s always the problem with reading blogs in different hemispheres, right now, I’m craving all the salads and beautiful fresh foods that Summer brings!

      Charissa : Wow, thank you! Comments like that just make my day! ๐Ÿ™‚

      Tess : thanks! Naan is one of my favourites!

      Mary : thank you so much for the kind words! ๐Ÿ™‚

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