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Thursday, February 25, 2010

Guest Blogger Katie Goodman: Coconut Chicken Curry Soup

katie's pictureToday we have a very special treat! Allow me to introduce you to Katie Goodman, a food blogger who’s blog goodLife {eats} is full of great recipes and writing, and beautiful photography. She’s done oodles of food writing (including for Paula Deen!) and I’m so excited to have her writing for This Week for Dinner today! She also regularly comments and posts weekly menus here on my blog, which automatically earns you 100 points in my book {wink wink}. I’m so happy to have Katie as a friend and I hope you enjoy her post.


Hi everyone! I am Katie from goodLife {eats}. I have been a fan of This Week for Dinner since I read Jane’s guest posts on Design Mom way back. I was so excited to find a blog devoted to helping with meal plans and have been hooked since then. Last year I was able to meet Jane at BlogHer Food, and was so thrilled to make such a sweet, new friend. Thank you, Jane, for having me here to guest post!


This recipe for Coconut Chicken Curry Soup is one of our favorite soup recipes. It is so simple, yet it is so full of flavor. I always try to keep my pantry stocked with coconut milk. I like to use “lite” coconut milk, because it has less fat and calories, but you can’t really tell any difference in the taste. When bell peppers are on sale, you can buy extra and flash freeze them for later.


All in all, I think it is a great recipe to have up your sleeve for a busy night, because it doesn’t really take much time to prepare. If you are really pressed for time, which I’m sure we all are sometimes, you can add the chicken (uncooked), broth, coconut milk, jalapeno and curry powder to the crock pot for a few hours on low. When the chicken is cooked through, just take it out to shred it and put it back in. Then add the lime juice, sautéed onion, bell pepper, green onion, and cilantro and let it cook for a few minutes (until the peppers are tender crisp). You definitely won’t be sorry you spent some of your valuable time on this recipe!

Coconut Chicken Curry Soup
Quick and easy but flavorful soup, perfect for a weeknight.
Serves: 4
  • olive oil
  • ½ of a medium yellow onion, sliced thin
  • 2½ cups chicken broth
  • 14 ounces unsweetened coconut milk
  • 1½ teaspoon curry powder
  • 1 jalapeño, seeded, minced
  • 3 chicken breasts, cut into bite sized chunks
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 1 small red bell pepper, sliced thin
  • ½ cup chopped green onion
  • ½ cup chopped fresh cilantro, plus extra for garnish
  • ½ cup shredded coconut
  • 2 cups freshly cooked jasmine rice
  1. Heat the olive oil in a medium sized soup pot over medium-high heat. Add the chicken to the oil, season lightly with salt and pepper. Sauté until cooked through and golden. Remove chicken and set aside. Sauté the onion, adding more oil if necessary, until tender.
  2. Return the chicken to the pot with the onions. Add chicken broth, coconut milk, curry powder and jalapeno. Bring to a simmer over medium heat. Add bell pepper, green onion, and cilantro and simmer an additional 3 minutes. Stir in lime juice. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  3. Spoon rice into 4 bowls and top with a ladle or two of soup. Garnish with additional cilantro and a sprinkling of shredded coconut. Serve.



  1. 1

    Great guest post. I love Katie’s blog too! I am always looking for easy weeknight meals, thanks!

  2. 2

    Thanks for sharing, this sounds great!

  3. This looks insanely delicious, and I love that you have a crockpot alternative for people who need to cook ahead. you can never have too many great ideas for a delicious, easy weeknight dinner!

  4. Can’t wait to try this!!

  5. Awesome!! I have most of these ingredients at home and I was in need of a recipe for tonight! Looks great!

  6. 6

    This looks really yummy, can’t wait to try it! First time to your blog and I’ve bookmarked you now!

  7. 7

    I’m so glad I stumbled upon this recipe. I’m getting tired of the same chicken dishes, but want something comforting since it’s still 30 degrees outside!

  8. 8
    Suzanne Anderson

    Is there a slimpler printer version for just the recipe… that I’m not aware of?? I’m retired so I have to watch the ink and paper….I love your website…but I have let some slip away for this reason..Please advise..Thank you ,Suzanne Anderson

  9. As I said to Katie, mmm…Delicious!!

  10. 10

    Thanks for the recipe! This looks like a winner at my house.

    Suzanne — I feel your pain about the printing issue! I use a PC and have discovered that if you highlight the text of the recipe and then right click anywhere on the highlighted section you’ll get a print option. Select the print command and in the window that opens you’ll have the option to just print the selection. It will print just the selected text (along with the web address at the bottom of the page so that you can go back and post about how delicious the recipe was! :))

  11. 11

    Thanks for posting this one! Coconut curry is my favorite and i love the fresh ingredients and vibrant colors of this meal. Keep ’em comin’!

  12. What a great guest post, I adore Katie and her blog. This soup looks absolutely fantastic!

  13. 14

    I’m making this tonight!

  14. 15

    I made this earlier this week and it was so fabulous! thanks for the recipe!

  15. 16

    Amazing dish. Will definitely include in our food menu

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