Weeknight Indian Chicken Soup

Fall is almost here! And a gnat is dog paddling in my red wine but that’s neither here nor there.

Weeknight Indian Chicken Soup

Protein? Gross.

Soup, soup, soup! We can get excited about soup, right? The first leaves are flit flit floating to the ground, you’re eying that favorite wool pullover at the back of the sweater drawer, aaaand you’re planning your kids’ Halloween costumes.

You know I’m right. Because I’m doing it, too! I’m sorry but I’m pumped. This is my first year to obsess over baby costumes. It’s basically a rite of passage. I don’t want to give anything away, but it rhymes with smipsfer mapy zoropy ban libsler capy blaresmo.

I shouldn’t be so transparent, I know.

Let’s talk soup! I made this up on the fly (gnat?) the other night, and it’s pretty dern tasty. The photo, however, is a serious case of jank. But I’m not going to obsess. I have costumes to plan, dang it!

Weeknight Indian Chicken Soup

It’s so good, guyz. You take a basic Indian simmering sauce, combine it with coconut milk, some stock, chicken, fresh tomatoes, lots o’ minced garlic, mushrooms, spinach, peas and lime juice! That’s EET. That’s AWL. That’s all she (I) wrote.

Best part, I had some Trader Joe’s garlic naan hangin’ in the freezer, just waiting for this opportunity to fall in its lap. And it fell. It fell hard.

Ohhh, now the gnat is practicing its backstroke in my wine. No, I haven’t gotten it out yet, why?

You’re still trying to figure out the costumes, aren’t you?

Weeknight Indian Chicken Soup


Weeknight Indian Chicken Soup:

What it took for 4:

* 1 (15 oz) jar Dopiaza curry sauce (or ANY kind of Indian curry simmering sauce you love because Dopiaza is a weird word)
* 1 (13.5 oz) can coconut milk
* 3 cups chicken stock
* 2 chicken breast halves
* 5 cloves garlic, minced
* 5 roma tomatoes, diced
* 1 (8 oz) package baby bella mushrooms, sliced
* 3 cups baby spinach
* 1 cup frozen peas
* salt and pepper
* fresh lime juice (from one lime)
* garlic naan to serve with it

In a large pot, bring the simmering sauce, coconut milk and chicken stock to a boil. Add the chicken, garlic and diced tomatoes. Reduce heat and simmer for about 10 minutes, until the chicken is cooked through. Using tongs, remove the chicken and cut into a dice, adding it back to the pot once chopped.

Add the mushrooms, spinach, peas and juice from half the lime. Season with salt and pepper and simmer another 5 minutes. Taste it and adjust the seasoning as you see fit! You’ll want to add more lime juice, I’m sure of it.

Serve with naaaaan.
Weeknight Indian Chicken Soup

Want to see one more photo?

Too bad, I’m showing you anyway.

Weeknight Indian Chicken Soup

Maybe if I just refill my wine the gnat will disappear?

Yeah I’m the worst food blogger ever.

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30 Responses to Weeknight Indian Chicken Soup

  1. Katie September 8, 2014 at 8:19 pm #
    I loathe the end of summer...but SOUP! Soup makes it so much better...and the hope of fat babies in Halloween costumes. That soothes my summer loving soul.
  2. Kristen H. September 8, 2014 at 9:31 pm #
    I love you... Can we be friends? All joking aside... You make my life a little more fun with your posts & jokes & rhymes! Keep doing what you're doing lady food blogger! But seriously... Can we?
  3. Carol at Wild Goose Tea September 8, 2014 at 10:12 pm #
    I crave Indian food. The nearest Indian restaurant to me is close to 2 hrs away. Poor me. So this soup is so ME. Plus I am a soup eater. Awesome. I am soooo hungry right now.
  4. Sues September 8, 2014 at 10:23 pm #
    Mmm this looks and sounds like my kind of dish. Indian dinner in soup form- yes!!
  5. Catherine Short September 8, 2014 at 10:38 pm #
    Yum! I've been a bit obsessed with anything curry related lately. But curry and soup? The best way to enter into fall!
  6. Tieghan September 8, 2014 at 10:39 pm #
    Big fat YES to fall!! I am so excited and this soup?? My favorite flavors!
  7. Sarah @ People,Places&Plates September 9, 2014 at 1:06 am #
    Looks delicious! Also totally didn't figure out that costume riddle...
  8. D September 9, 2014 at 3:00 am #
    *Rite of passage. Your babies are the cutest golden dumplings ever! My son was born a few months before them. Being a mom is the best!
    • Bev Weidner September 9, 2014 at 6:45 am #
      Ugh, thank you! And I knew it was rite. TWIN BRAIN. ;)
  9. Nicole D. September 9, 2014 at 8:44 am #
    Love love love everything about the post (minus the gnat. But yes to the wine!). #countdownbeginsforbabiesincostumes
  10. Nicole ~ Cooking for Keeps September 9, 2014 at 9:18 am #
    I'm not quite ready for pumpkin, but I'm ALWAYS ready for soup! Even when it a bazillion degrees out, so now that the temperature are slightly forgiving I'm craving it even more.
  11. Sharana @ Living The Sweet Life Blog September 9, 2014 at 10:34 am #
    Is it a little strange, that I want to swim in this soup -- HOLY MOLY YUM!
  12. Liz @ The Lemon Bowl September 9, 2014 at 12:42 pm #
    Look at you inviting basil to the party. Oh hi! I want 12 bowls.
  13. Marion September 9, 2014 at 12:56 pm #
    I've been reading your blog (and obsessing over your babies on Insta!) for a while now, but this is my first time commenting! WTH? Your soup did me in; it looks uh-mazing, and easy. And I could eat soup all day everyday. My first comment...I no longer just stalk you. (seriously though, I have been hoping to randomly run into you someday in KC. I live in Waldo and love the Insta pics of all the places around town you take your babes!) Anywho, what's in those jelly jars?
  14. Christine September 9, 2014 at 2:26 pm #
    I just found your instagram last night (referred by a friend, not sure how she found you). I couldn't put it down! I read all the way back to the end of your pregnancy. And that says a lot since free time is hard to come by right now. I have a house and a toddler constantly needing attention and love (the house, not the toddler). I kept showing funny pics/comments to my husband and saying "okay, this is the last one I'm gonna show you". His name is Aaron too, guess there's more than one? Looking forward to following your blog! Is it creepy to have total strangers "follow" you? I live in WA, there, now I'm not a stranger. Plus I had to give you my email address to post the comment, so there's that...
  15. Shaina September 9, 2014 at 2:34 pm #
    This is gorgeous, gnat and all.
  16. Alison @ Ingredients, Inc. September 10, 2014 at 10:40 am #
    absolutely gorgeous! Hope you are well!
  17. الربح من اختصار الروابط September 10, 2014 at 2:20 pm #
    looks delicious...
  18. Lauren September 15, 2014 at 3:25 pm #
    I love how easy this recipe is, and I can't believe you made it up on the fly... :)
  19. Sarah B September 18, 2014 at 3:19 pm #
    So I made this last night, um, sofreakinggood!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Definitely going to be a staple in my recipe rotation.
  20. Dana Cook September 23, 2014 at 2:25 pm #
    The cheerful yellow of this soup is delightful! It looks so light, yet satisfying.


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