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Red Curry Chicken & Vegetable Soup

February 2012 015

This is the kind of meal I love when I’m rushed for time or feeling a little under the weather.  In fact a few weeks back my whole family had a horrible cold at the same –  this was our comfort food.  A soup where all the healing spices and  herbs  get your blood moving, help  clear your sinuses and satisfy your need for quick healthy meal.  The vegetables take very little time to cook and the flavours happen instantly.  The key to making this soup extra delicious, is adding the fresh bean sprouts, lime and cilantro at the end – a refreshing counterpoint to the rich and delicious curry flavours.



  • 1 large onion, medium dice
  • 2 carrots, peeled, quartered and cut into thin peices
  • 2 celery, sliced thinly
  • 8 white mushrooms, trimmed and quartered
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2″ piece of ginger, peeled and minced
  • 1 red chili, sliced thinly
  • 6 Boneless, skinless chicken thighs cut into bite sized pieces.
  • 1 Tbsp coconut oil
  • 3 Tbsp red curry paste
  • 6 cups chicken stock (or water)
  • 1 can of coconut milk
  • 1 can baby corn
  • 3 handfuls of fresh baby spinach
  • 2 handfuls of trimmed snow peas
  • Garnish: bean sprouts, lime wedges and fresh chopped cilantro



  1. Place a medium sized soup pot over medium high heat and add coconut oil.
  2. Add onions, carrots, celery, mushrooms, cook for 5-6 minutes. Stirring occasionally.
  3. Add ginger, garlic, chilies and chicken, cook for 10 minutes.
  4. Add curry paste, chicken stock and coconut milk, bring to a simmer and cook covered for 10 minutes.
  5. Add baby corn, snow peas and spinach.
  6. Once spinach is wilted serve a bowl of soup, topped with your choice of garnish.





Andrea Buckett enjoys a career that has embraced multiple arenas as a diversified food expert; her experience is rich in knowledge about all things food. Founder of Insatiable Food, Andrea has encompassed exciting platforms on television, in writing, recipe development, culinary instructing and food event productions. Combined with a keen eye for food trends and a strong background in homeopathic medicine and nutrition, Andrea’s passion is to inspire others to eat well and live well. Andrea is an active social media user with her Blog Insatiable Food, you can follow her on Twitter & Facebook.


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