It finally feels like winter in the Bay Area, and all I want to do is cook and eat piping-hot food. Two weekends ago, I whipped up a batch of roasted kabocha (and honeynut) squash soup. And this past Sunday, I threw together a pot of hearty, healthy curry chicken chowder.
The dish is extremely easy to prepare (especially if you use store-
What makes curry chicken chowder so delicious? First, the recipe includes an abundance of fresh (and some frozen) vegetables. And second, a touch of curry powder adds spice while coconut milk lends a little sweetness.
Recipe adapted from Southern Living.
- 1 tablespoon avocado oil
- 1 cup diced onion
- ½ cup diced celery
- ½ cup diced carrot
- 1 garlic clove, minced
- 1½ teaspoons curry powder
- 4 cups chicken broth
- 1 sweet potato (about ½ pound), peeled and diced
- 1 Yukon Gold potato (about ½ pound), peeled and diced
- 2 cups cooked, shredded chicken, white or dark meat
- 1½ cups fresh or frozen corn kernels
- 1 cup frozen shelled edamame
- ½ cup coconut milk
- sea salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
- In a large pot, heat avocado oil over medium-high heat. Add onion, celery and carrot and cook, stirring occasionally, until tender, about 5 minutes.
- Add garlic and curry powder and cook until fragrant, about 1 minute.
- Add chicken broth and scrape any brown bits from the bottom of the pot with a wooden spoon. Add next five ingredients (sweet potato through edamame) and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover and simmer until vegetables are tender, about 20 minutes
- Add coconut milk and cook for 3 minutes. Season with salt and white pepper to taste. Serve immediately.