Spicy chicken coconut soup with baked ginger

Spicy chicken coconut soup with baked ginger, Alifeleadsimply recipes

Soup for the win, all the way

Spicy chicken coconut soup with baked ginger, Alifeleadsimply recipes

Soup soup soup. That is definitely the song that my household dances to during the winter.

Comfort food

My family loves spice, and we love soup. So in this recipe, I decided to combine the two! A spicy soup rich with the flavours of the middle East – chilli, masala, coconut, ginger…. Ooh, how I am drooling just thinking of it! The chicken absorbs the flavours without adding another layer, plus the protein gained from a chicken breast fillet is higher than what you get from a steak (31g of protein in 100g chicken breast fillet vs 25g protein in 100g steak). The turmeric and ginger do wonders for keeping your immune system optimal, and coconut oil and cream provides all the good-kind fats that you need. All in all, a very healthy and tasty meal. And it looks good too! Definitely, the dish that needs to be on the menu the next time you entertain the in-laws…

Chicken soup, perfect comfort food now in winter. Alifeleadsimply.com

Spicy chicken coconut soup with baked ginger

A delightful dish, I promise you you will be surprised! A wonderfully fragrant soup that is quick to prepare but filling enough to satisfy the hungriest of tummies.

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Spicy chicken coconut soup with baked ginger

Esrida Brits | 18 May 2020

Very easy

  • prep time: 10 min
  • cook time: 20 min
  • total time: 30 min

Servings: Serves 4

Ingredients:

  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 10ml ground cumin
  • 10ml ground coriander
  • 5ml paprika
  • 500g boneless chicken breast fillets, cut into blocks (4 pieces)
  • 50ml coconut oil (or olive oil)
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • ¼ fresh ginger, finely grated
  • 1 onion, finely sliced
  • 1 small red or green chilli, deseeded and finely chopped
  • 5ml turmeric
  • 5ml garam masala
  • 250ml chicken stock
  • 1 can coconut cream
  • ¼ fresh ginger, thinly sliced and baked in a hot oven until crispy
  • Fresh coriander, for serving
  • Natural full cream yoghurt, for serving
  • Fresh bread rolls, for serving

Instructions:

  1. Mix the lemon juice, cumin, coriander, and paprika together to form a paste, then massage the chicken fillet blocks with the paste.
  2. Heat the oil in a med size saucepan (with high sides) or a med size pot.
  3. Add the garlic, ginger, onion, and chilli and fry until translucent.
  4. Add the chicken blocks and fry until almost cooked.
  5. Add the turmeric and garam masala, then the chicken stock. Bring to the boil then reduce to a simmer. Simmer for 10min to allow the flavours to develop.
  6. Add the coconut cream and simmer for another 10min or until slightly thicker.
  7. Serve with baked ginger, coriander and extra yoghurt on top, and some fresh bread rolls. Enjoy!
Spicy chicken coconut soup with baked ginger, the perfect dish for cold winter months, plus it is great for boosting your immune system, Alifeleadsimply (1).png
Chicken soup, perfect comfort food now in winter. Alifeleadsimply.com

Another tip I can give? Make extra of this recipe, then freeze the extra portions for those lunches or dinners where you just do not have the time to come up with something fast and nutritious.

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