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Curried Squash & Chicken Soup

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Red Thai curry paste adds heat and depth of flavor to this simple soup. If you like, omit the chicken and spinach to make an even simpler first-course soup.



READER'S COMMENT:
"I doubled the % of chicken and red curry paste. Also, I cooked the chicken with onions and garlic on a separate plate and added to the soup by the end. We licked our plates! Awesome recipe! "
Curried Squash & Chicken Soup

20 Reviews for Curried Squash & Chicken Soup

01/31/2016
Anonymous
Nice healthy soup with interesting Thai twist.

I could not bear the thought of putting raw chicken in my soup broth, so I sauteed it on the stovetop first. My grocery store did not have frozen squash puree, so I just cooke up some butternut squash and mashed it ….worked great. Five oz. of spinach was more than enough for the three servings I ended up with. I added a bit of chicken stock and a more Thai red curry paste too. It was delicious.

Good flavor, super-quick to make
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12/17/2013
Anonymous
Had to tweak

I had to tweak the recipe a bit....I couldn't find frozen squash so I cheated and bought the Imagine brand squash soup. Added some potatoes because I wanted it a bit more hearty. I added some chicken broth to make it soupy. I didn't want to eat it over rice. I wanted actual soup, lol. And one last thing I added was the chili/garlic sauce, that you find in the asian store to kick it up a notch. The red curry I used already had coconut milk so I didn't add anymore to it. But I so took the advice of cooking the chicken first. It was really good. Will make it again.

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10/07/2013
Anonymous
With adjustments, delicious

Had a lot of fresh squash on hand. Chopped it up and added it to the water/coconut milk mixture. After a few minutes I used a stick blender to puree it. Then I followed the directions normally, adding more red curry paste and lime juice per tips from other reviewers. I also added a splash of fish stalk. Really enjoyed this soup - would make again.

easy, healthy, tasty
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05/20/2013
Anonymous
Thick but bland

I made the recipe as is, putting in the lower amount of curry paste, because I do not like spicy foods. So, I thought it was bland. Nice and thick, with a good amount of chicken & spinach, but on the bland side, but then again, I didn't want to add much curry paste, for fear it would be too spicy.

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02/05/2012
Anonymous
Best Soup I've Ever Had

Delicious, delicious, delicious. You will have to add quite a bit more curry paste and lime than it says, but just add to your taste. I agree with the previous reviewer that you should wait to add the chicken until you have the broth adjusted to your taste. Excellent. I had trouble getting myself to stop eating it. :)

rich in flavors
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