Curried Chicken & Cabbage Soup


The Madras curry powder gives this curried chicken soup a bit of heat, but you can use a mild curry powder if you prefer.

a recipe photo of Curried Chicken & Cabbage Soup in a pot and served in a bowl
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Active Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
40 mins


  • 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken thighs, trimmed

  • 1 tablespoon Madras curry powder

  • 2 tablespoons grated fresh ginger, divided

  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

  • 3 cups chopped green cabbage

  • 1 cup sliced carrots

  • 6 cups lower-sodium chicken broth

  • 8 ounces Yukon Gold potatoes, unpeeled, cut into 1/2-inch pieces

  • ¾ teaspoon salt

  • 1 cup frozen green peas

  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice

  • Fresh cilantro leaves for garnish


  1. Combine chicken thighs, curry powder and 1 tablespoon ginger in a medium bowl; rub the seasonings into the chicken. Let stand at room temperature for 10 minutes.

  2. Meanwhile, heat oil in a large Dutch oven or large pot over medium-high heat. Add cabbage and carrots; cook, stirring often, until softened, about 5 minutes. Stir in the remaining 1 tablespoon ginger; cook, stirring constantly, until fragrant, about 1 minute. Add broth, potatoes, salt and the seasoned chicken; bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Reduce heat to medium to maintain a simmer; cover and cook, undisturbed, until the potatoes are tender and the chicken shreds easily with a fork, about 15 minutes.

  3. Remove the chicken to a cutting board and, using 2 forks, shred it into bite-size pieces; return to the soup. Stir in peas and lemon juice. Garnish with cilantro, if desired.

To make ahead

Cover and refrigerate for up to 3 days.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

328 Calories
14g Fat
25g Carbs
27g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Serving Size 2 cups
Calories 328
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 25g 9%
Dietary Fiber 6g 21%
Total Sugars 6g
Protein 27g 54%
Total Fat 14g 18%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 104mg 35%
Vitamin A 6123IU 122%
Vitamin C 37mg 41%
Vitamin D 6IU 2%
Vitamin E 2mg 13%
Folate 59mcg 15%
Vitamin K 73mcg 61%
Sodium 720mg 31%
Calcium 102mg 8%
Iron 3mg 17%
Magnesium 45mg 11%
Potassium 516mg 11%
Zinc 2mg 18%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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