Easy Coconut Curry Chicken Soup

Well folks, me and the Hubs are back in the car and on our way home to Florida. I had an excellent weekend back on the west coast celebrating my best friend’s wedding! The wedding and the bride were absolutely gorgeous! We spent Friday getting our nails done and then of course rehearsal. Saturday morning and afternoon just seemed to fly by while we were getting all dolled up and before we knew it, it was time to walk down the aisle! Although it was a blast, I am totally wiped out from all the traveling I have been doing for the last month! It will be so nice to get back home and not have to go anywhere for a while!

I made this soup before I left for Cali again. I still wasn’t feeling too hot and wanted something really easy. It was perfect because I had a hankering for some coconut curry soup and this recipe comes together in under 30 minutes, totally my kind of weeknight meal!

Easy Coconut Curry Chicken Soup

Serves 4


– 2 tbs. extra virgin olive oil

– 2 garlic cloves, minced

– 1/4 cup white or yellow onion, chopped

– 1 cup carrots, chopped

– 1/2 green pepper, diced

– 1/2 red pepper, diced

– 4 cups chicken broth

– 1 can light coconut milk

– 1-2 tbs. Thai red curry paste (depending on how much curry flavor you would prefer)

– 2 cups cooked and shredded chicken breasts

– salt and pepper to taste

– Optional garnishes: fresh lime juice and cilantro


1. In a large pot, heat the olive oil, onion, and garlic for about 1 minute. Add the carrots, red pepper, and green pepper and saute for about 3 minutes. Stir in the curry paste.

2. Add the chicken broth plus 1 cup of the coconut milk. Let the soup simmer for about 10 minutes. Add the chicken and simmer for another 10 minutes or so to allow the veggies to soften and to let the flavors develop! Garnish with additional sliced red pepper and/or a splash of more coconut milk.



  1. This looks really delicious. I love anything coconut. I envy your travel, I never go anywhere.

  2. This soups looks wonderful I’ve been craving Asian flavors lately… and am certainly long over-due for curry. Thanks for the idea. :)

    Safe travels to you!

  3. Lovely soup and wow! that Asian touch with coconut milk and Thai paste recipe. We will for sure enjoy every bit of it and you know as usual, I need my rice to go with it.

  4. Love coconut curry! This soup looks so fulling and delish, I would be happy to have seconds (or thirds!) I hope you enjoy your trip!

  5. Hope you have a safe trip back home and glad you had fun!

    This soup sounds extremely delicious, and might just be what’s for dinner tonight =)

  6. Glad you had such fun this weekend at the wedding! Traveling is great but it does sometimes wear you out.
    When I think of curry, I usually think of it as thick sauce or stew, However, it is great to see curry in a soup version with coconut milk. I am really interested in trying this-yum!
    By the way, I did try your Lemon Oregano Chicken-delicious!

  7. Love it! You know I’m a Thai food fan and I love all the rich and delicious coconut soups. I have a hard time finding a good prepared curry paste I like… any recommendations? Thanks for the great recipe. ~ Ramona

    PS.. congrats to your friend on her wedding. Glad you had a wonderful time. :)

  8. Glad you had a great time! :)
    The soup sounds fantastic, I love coconut milk based soups. Seems like a very healthy, wholesome soup!

  9. Awesome! Glad to hear the trip was safe and fun :) I’m adoring this soup. We just got back from two weeks in Thailand and I’ve already missing the coconut curry soup. Totally bookmarking this

  10. This soup looks wonderful! I’ve been craving Thai food ever since we move out of NYC (there is no good Thai in colorado. I’m def going to be making this over the weekend! Thanks!

  11. Oh this looks amazing! I will have to put this in the rotation! Thanks for Sharing!

  12. So glad the wedding went well! And what a fabulous looking soup with all that color!

  13. Mmmm. sounds great. I’m making chicken, potato, and green pea curry tonight!

  14. This looks amazing! You had me at coconut and curry :-) Buzzed!

  15. This looks amazing! I LOVE coconut curry and this looks particularly delicious! Be safe on the road and post pics soon!

  16. Where I live in Sapporo, Japan there is a local dish called Soup Curry where they use local fresh vegetables and spices combined with other meats. It’s my favourite kind of Japanese food. Every place has their own unique soup ranging from tomato base, to coconut to beef and tonnes more. This is my favourite soup curry at the moment:


    crunchy fried chicken leg with veggies. yum!

  17. Sounds like a beautiful wedding. I don’t think I realized you were in Florida – time for me to be jealous ;). This soup looks perfect for ‘our’ weather – lol – I love all the warming ingredients you’ve used here Stephanie and coconut/curry is a heavenly combination. Safe travels.

  18. Hello,

    I’m about to make this but there’s no indication of the onion in your ingredients list..however it mentions onion in the directions. How much onion? Yellow onion?

    Looking forward to hearing from you!

    Dorchester, Ontario

  19. I love soups like this! Beautiful :)

  20. Oh this just goes straight to my soup-loving heart. Love a curried soup and how it’s mellowed by coconut milk – all those luscious flavors. So glad you enjoyed CA!

  21. I am totally loving that coconut milk is all over the place lately! Be careful on the drive!

  22. This soup sounds fantastic. So warming. Perfect for all this rain we are getting here!

  23. I would love a soup like this…my husband, not so much. I guess I will just have to wait till he goes away.

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