Slow cooker coconut curry chicken soup is a Thai-inspired chicken soup recipe featuring green curry paste, coconut milk, and shredded chicken. It's so simple to pull everything together in the crock pot!
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Slow Cooker Coconut Curry Chicken Soup

Slow cooker coconut curry chicken soup is a Thai-inspired chicken soup recipe featuring green curry paste, coconut milk, and shredded chicken. It’s so simple to pull everything together in the crock pot!
Course Main Dish
Cuisine Asian
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 15 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 326kcal
Author My Sequined Life

Ingredients

  • 1 green pepper, cored and seeded, then diced
  • 2 carrots, peeled and diced
  • 1 14-oz can of lite coconut milk
  • 2 tbsp green curry paste (hot)
  • 1 1/2 tsp fresh grated ginger
  • 2 cups reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 1.75 lbs boneless skinless chicken breasts (approximate)
  • Additional 1 cup of coconut milk for extra creaminess (optional)
  • Fresh cilantro or basil for topping

Instructions

  • Prep and chop vegetables and set aside.
  • Add 14 oz of coconut milk, green curry paste, and ginger to a slow cooker and whisk to break up the curry paste and ginger.
  • Add chicken broth, chicken breasts, and chopped vegetables, cover, and cook on high heat for 4 hours or low for 7-8 hours, or however long until the chicken is fully cooked (internal temp reaching at least 165°F).
  • Remove chicken breasts from the slow cooker and shred. You can use two forks for shredding (the chicken will be very tender), or you can add the breasts to the bowl of a stand mixer and use the paddle attachment to quickly shred it all. Add shredded chicken back to the slow cooker.
  • You can serve the soup at this point, or if you prefer a creamier soup, add an extra cup or so of coconut milk and stir everything to combine. Garnish with fresh basil or cilantro (if you want).

Notes

I found green curry paste in the international foods aisle of my grocery store. The variety I found is labeled "hot", though I didn't find the soup to be very spicy at all. Either mild or hot would totally work.
 
Nutritional info does not include any additional coconut milk added prior to serving.

Nutrition

Calories: 326kcal | Carbohydrates: 5.6g | Protein: 39.7g | Fat: 14.6g | Saturated Fat: 6.1g | Cholesterol: 118mg | Sodium: 517mg | Potassium: 489mg | Fiber: 0.8g | Sugar: 1.7g | Calcium: 3% | Iron: 11%