Geeky Recipes: Coconut Chicken Soup

What am I doing? A RECIPE? On a geeky website? Anissa, have you LOST your mind, girl? Nope.

For those of you who don’t know, I have ADHD. This blog, just like my YouTube channel is the repository of my chaotic mind. So, that’s why you see gaming stuff, mixed in with reviews, short stories, and other hodgepodge stuff.

Here is a recipe for something when I want a little curry in my life. It is really good on a chilly day, and in MN, we have a LOT of those. šŸ˜€

The Ingredients

1.5 lbs Chicken breast, thinly sliced
3 tbsp unsalted butter
4 cloves minced garlic
1c cubed sweet potato
1c frozen sweet peas
1cup sliced button or baby Bella mushrooms. (I used the button. Mom is allergic to the Bella)
1 can light coconut milk
1.5c shelf-stable coconut milk

The Spices

2 tsp Coriander

1 tsp Mace

2 tsp Curry Powder

1.5 tsp Mustard

Red pepper flakes to taste

Salt to taste

The Steps…

  1. If the chicken is defrosted, put it in the freezer long anough for it to stiffen but not freeze completely. This will help you slice it thin.
  2. Slice the chicken into 1/16 of an inch slices.
  3. In a stock pot that has been heated, place the butter until in melts. Your pot should be on medium high, or “6” if you use electric.
  4. Add the garlic and sautee it.
  5. Add the spices and stir.
  6. Add the chicken and shrooms. Stir fry it until the edges of the chicken strips are done.
  7. Add the can of coconut milk.

8. Add the shelf-stable coconut milk.
9. Add the sweet potato
10. Bring to a boil.
11. Thicken it to the consistency of split pea soup. This is a hearty soup, not a brothy one.
12. Add peas
13. Simmer for ten minutes.
14. Sprinkle the red pepper flakes and stir. Add to your heat preference.
15. Salt to taste

Serves six.

Substitutions and such…

I had to modify the recipe. My usual veggies for this are fresh baby spinach and Bellas but no sweet potatoes. Mom won’t go near spinach. If you wish to use spinach, chop one cup of it and add it when before you sprinkle the red pepper flakes and stir just enough to wilt it.

The sweet potato was an experiment and one I will repeat the next time I cook the soup.

You can add more or less curry to your preference.

Sit, eat, and enjoy.
Anissa “Maddy” Walker

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