coconut curry chicken soup

This past week, I was feeling a little bit under the weather.  My husband happened to be over at his parents and ended up staying for dins.  When I got in from work…I arrived home to such a wonderful surprise!  I came home to a big container of homemade soup.  Seriously…who doesn’t love soup?!?  I could eat it any day of the week, but so comforting if you aren’t 100 % or if it is chilly. Now…this s not just any soup, but this is a super delicious number created by Joannie!!!  My momsie-in-law had whipped this up the evening before and kindly sent some home with Dusty. We are so fortunate to experience their cooking regularly!  All the ladies over there are so incredible in the kitchen.  Dusty lapped this up in ‘three shakes of a monkeys tail’…and to be honest, I wasn’t far behind.

coconut curry chicken soup
appetizer, main
  • whole chicken – roasted and shredded (keep the juices for broth/flavour)
  • additional container of organic chicken stock (minimal added ingredients)
  • coconut/olive oil (for cooking veggies)
  • celery, onions, carrots and sweet potatoes - all chopped (divide ratio as you wish)
  • 1 can diced tomatoes
  • 1 can coconut milk
  • 1 lime -squeezed, plus some zest
  • 1 tsp Sambal Oelek (chili paste)
  • 3 tsp curry paste
  • 1 tbsp turmeric
  • 1 tbsp cumin
  • splash of hoisin sauce - *ISH (optional)
  • sea salt and fresh ground pepper
  • garnish with fresh coriander
  1. in a roasting pan cook whole chicken and keep the juices for broth (you may want to use a food thermometer for accurate cooking time, depending on size of chicken)
  2. when finished, remove all chicken, shred and re-add it to the leftover juices
  3. in a separate pan cook/saute - celery, onions, carrots and sweet potatoes (in coconut of olive oil)
  4. cook and 'sweat' the vegetables on low heat
  5. when cooked, add them back in with the chicken stock
  6. next, add in additional container of store-bought chicken stock to the pot
  7. open can of diced tomatoes and coconut milk and add in as well
  8. squeeze in the fresh juice of the lime, along with some zest
  9. spoon in chili and curry paste and stir thoroughly
  10. add in a splash or two of hoisin sauce (optional)
  11. finally, measure and add all dry spices
  12. cook on low heat and let simmer (the longer the better)
  13. if soup is too thick, feel free to add in some more stock or water to the pot, if needed
  14. divide into bowls
  15. garnish with fresh coriander
  16. enjoy!
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Living life and eating paleo styles. Thrive on helping people become more healthy and in tune with their body. Enjoy creating recipes that are made with LOVE.


  1. Rachel Ellis says:

    This is the best soup I have ever tasted! I added cabbage to the veggies. Great recipe:)

  2. I made this soup last night and it is SO YUMMY! Thank you for posting this recipe! Leftovers for lunch today were even better!!!

  3. Man does this ever look good. I’ll definitely be trying this one!

  4. I made this tonight and it was fantastic! I didn’t use yams, but used turnips instead. I also didn’t use chili paste, but just sprinkled in some chili flakes and I was impressed at how it all turned out. It had a mild curry/hot and sour thing going on that I really liked. Normally I think my meals turn out just okay, and not as good as the pictures look, but I will have to say I did a good job on this one!

  5. Fabulous soup!! I went looking for a recipe after trying this soup in a nearby organic cafe and your recipe was perfect, a definite keeper, Thanks!!!!!

  6. I think this recipe will be my very FIRST Paleo meal attemp! I can’t wait to post on my blog how it came to! I got my shopping list ready for tomorrow’s dinner :) Thanks for the recipe!

  7. This was terrific. I left out the chili sauce and used green curry paste so that the soup would be mild enough for my kids (2 and 5) and then my husband and I just added a little bit of Sriracha to our bowls. Everyone loved it. My 2 year old was making nom nom sounds the whole time she was eating.

    Also, I know it is not perfect, but I used a rotisserie chicken from the store to save time. The whole thing took no time at all to put together- which is good for a busy mom who wants to feed her family healthy!


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