This chicken curry soup recipe is SO comforting and delicious.
Definitely one of my favorite Asian chicken recipes, you’ll be blown away by this dish! Made with plenty of healthy veggies and a mouthwatering assortment of spices, this chicken soup tastes absolutely divine!
This low carb recipes ready in under an hour, and is super convenient for easy low carb dinners — now, don’t let the fact that it’s low carb scare you away, because this soup delivers incredibly bold curry flavors just the same!
Don’t believe me?! Well, there’s only one way to find out…
It’s always fun to shake things up with a new recipe. And this chicken curry soup recipe is no exception! It’s amazing because:
- It’s a great source of protein
- There’s so many healthy nutrients
- It takes less than an hour
- The flavors are so deep and rich!
Trust me, you’ll find it hard to stop yourself at just one bowl of Thai chicken curry soup.
Follow along with my recipe notes for some additional tips to make your soup even yummier!
Chicken – I use 2 pounds of boneless, skinless chicken breasts for my chicken curry. When cooking the chicken, try to avoid overcrowding the pot. I usually cook the meat in batches to make sure all of it gets evenly cooked.
You can use other types of chicken if you want, like chicken thighs or even shredded rotisserie chicken. (If you want to turn this into rotisserie chicken soup, just toss the chicken in towards the end!)
Depending on how thick you want your soup to be, you can use more or less chicken broth than the recipe calls for. Just make sure the chicken is fully covered in liquid so that it can finish cooking.
Coconut Milk – Coconut is not only delicious, it’s suuuper healthy, AND dairy free!
Make sure to use full fat coconut milk for the most phenomenal Thai chicken coconut curry soup!
Low Carb Veggies – How can this not be healthy when it’s jam-packed with veggies like onion, bell pepper, and broccoli?! When sauteing the onion and bell pepper, try to avoid overcrowding the pot. If needed, cook in batches as well.
Tools To Make
I love this chicken curry soup recipe because it’s SO easy to make! All you need is:
- A large heavy bottom pot…
And you’ll be eating delicious soup in no time!
You can also adjust the recipe to make a crockpot chicken soup if you’d like, however, I prefer turning this into instant pot chicken soup because of the saute feature.
To do this, saute the chicken + veggies (per instructions below). Then add all the ingredients (except Greek yogurt and cilantro), seal the lid, and cook on “high pressure” for 20 minutes.
Once cooked, “vent” the instant pot, and when safe to remove the lid, do so. Then stir in the Greek yogurt, cilantro, and enjoy!
Store leftover chicken soup in the fridge in an airtight container. To serve, reheat it on the stove or in the microwave and add the toppings!
Can You Freeze This?
You can make this soup ahead of time and freeze it for longevity! Just allow the soup to cool completely and pour it into a freezer safe container or baggie. Make sure to leave a bit of room at the top (liquids will expand when frozen), then freeze!
I love freezing this chicken curry soup recipe because it means I have a hearty meal ready for me in minutes!
Meal Prepping Tips
Cooking this chicken curry soup recipe ahead of time is wonderful for making sure you always have healthy dinners on hand!
If you’re feeding an entire family, it makes sense to store or freeze the soup as one large unit.
But if you’d like more flexibility, I recommend freezing the soup in individual serving sizes. I like to place a freezer bag inside a cup, then ladle the soup on in! (Makes a messy job less messy).
This chicken curry soup recipe is delightful as is, but of course, there’s always room for customization!
How Can I Make This Healthier?
One of my favorite tricks for making extra healthy chicken recipes is to add more veggies!
You want to be careful of overcrowding the pot. But chicken vegetable soup tastes so good, and it never hurts to add a small amount of carrot or cauliflower.
For example, add some spinach and tomatoes for more nutrients and more flavor. Like a chicken florentine soup!
And if you decide to add a whole lot of extra veggies, simply adjust the amount of broth and spices accordingly!
How Can I Make This Spicier?
If you’re someone who just can’t get enough spice in their life, don’t fret!
I already have cayenne pepper in the ingredients, but why stop there? Give every spoonful a kick by adding fajita seasoning, like a fiesty chicken fajita soup! Or add a dash of taco seasoning for a sensational chicken taco soup!
For a surprising and zesty taste, make buffalo chicken soup! You’ll love the heat and the beautiful tang that goes along with it.
Can I Make This Creamier?
My Thai chicken soup may not be as thick and creamy as you’d like. No problem!
Make a creamy chicken soup by reducing the amount of liquid, or adding more Greek yogurt into the mix. (Regular curry soups are served with rice or naan to soak up some of the liquid.)
Because cauliflower rice is less absorbent, if you want your coconut chicken soup to be less soupy, you can use less broth.
How Can I Make This Soup More Low Carb?
This soup is one of those low carb chicken recipes that’s loved by ALL! And you can make low carb chicken soup suit your needs by lowering the carb count further if you want!
There’s 6 grams of carbs per serving as is. To make it an even more low carb soup, try using less onion and replacing it with a low carb veggie of your choice!
Can I Add Noodles Or Grains?
I skipped the noodles/grains to keep the carb count down, but they can easily be added if that’s what you’re craving!
Here are some ideas you may consider, just be sure to cook them before adding them in:
- White/brown rice
- Rice noodles
- Miracle noodles or rice (for a low carb alternative).
- Spaghetti squash (another low carb option, our family LOVES spaghetti squash soup!)
Chicken Curry Soup
- 1/4 Cup Veggie Oil divided. I used coconut oil to enhance the coconut flavor, but any veggie oil will do!
- 2 Lb Chicken Breasts boneless/skinless. Cubed into bite sized pieces
- 1 Yellow onion chopped
- 2 Bell Peppers chopped
- 3 Garlic Cloves minced
- 2 Teaspoons Ginger minced
- 1 Tablespoon Curry Powder
- 1 Teaspoon Ground Cumin
- 1 Teaspoon Ground Turmeric
- 1/4-3/4 Teaspoon Cayenne Pepper depending on how spicy you like this dish! I usually do 1/4. I suggest starting there, and adding more to the broth in the last step.
- 1 13.5 Oz Can Coconut Milk full fat
- 2 Cups Broccoli
- 4 Cups Chicken Broth or more if you prefer a “soupier” curry.
- 2 Teaspoon Salt
- 1/2 Cup Greek Yogurt
- 1/4 Cup Cilantro and/or Basil chopped. I like a combo! You can use whichever you prefer.
- In a large heavy bottom pot, heat 2 tablespoons of vegetable oil over medium heat.
- Once shimmering, add the chicken, and sear each side until golden - should be about 1 minute on each side depending on the heat of your pan. Inside of the chicken should still be pink. Be sure not to overcrowd chicken in pot, I did this in 4 batches. Remove seared chicken to a plate.
- Add the remaining 2 tablespoons of vegetable oil, along with your chopped onion and bell pepper. Again, don't overcrowd the pan, I did this in 2 batches. Cook veggies until slightly brown, about 4 minutes.
- If you cooked the veggies in batches, add all the veggies back to your pot.
- Add garlic, ginger, and spices. Cook for another 3-4 minutes, stirring to completely coat the veggies in your spices.
- Add broccoli and chicken, along with any juices that accumulated on the plate.
- Add coconut milk, chicken broth, salt and stir
- Bring soup to a boil, then reduce to a simmer for 20-25 minutes. To test doneness, remove a larger piece of chicken and cut into the center to ensure it’s cooked through and no longer pink.
- Remove soup from heat and stir in Greek yogurt, basil/cilantro.
- Taste soup and adjust spices to taste.
- Serve over cauliflower rice, with fresh limes, more chopped cilantro and enjoy!
Here’s some more healthy soup recipes for you to stew up:
- Chinese Chicken Soup – Very wholesome and cozy!
- Low Carb Beef Stew – The best, hearty meal.
- Keto Chicken And Dumplings – It reminds me of home every time!
- Brussel Sprout Soup – Brussel sprouts are such an underrated gem!
- Roasted Tomato Soup – Pair with grilled cheese for a classic duo!
This chicken curry soup recipe is the scrumptious, aromatic soup you’ve been waiting for!
Let me know what you think in the comments below! How did you like the spices? Did you add or swap any vegetables? Enjoy!