Coconut, Curry, Chicken and Rice Soup Recipe

This hearty and creamy soup is quick and easy to throw together.  It’s frugal and, best of all, it’s allergen-free!  When I first made this soup, I was sure the kids would refuse to eat it.  Let’s face it, it’s not typical kid food.  It’s not all that pretty and the flavors are bold.  To my surprise, all four of the kids loved it.  It’s a regular at our house now.

Coconut, Curry, Chicken and Rice Soup


  • 1 Tbsp Palm Shortening or oil of your choice
  • 1 Medium Onion, diced
  • 1-2 lbs uncooked Chicken, cut into bite size pieces OR 2-3 cups chopped leftover chicken
  • 3 cups Chicken Stock/Broth (See How to Make Chicken Stock)
  • 1 can Coconut Milk
  • 2 tsp+ Curry Powder
  • 1 tsp Sea Salt (More or less depending on how salty your broth is)
  • 1/2 tsp Red Pepper Flakes (You can add more. I’m a wimp!)
  • 3 cup Rice, cooked
  • Paprika (optional garnishment)


1. Heat oil in a large pan over medium-high heat.  Add onion and chicken and cook until chicken is done.

2. Add chicken stock, coconut milk, curry powder, salt, red pepper flakes and rice.  Bring to a boil.  Simmer 15 minutes.  Enjoy!

You may also enjoy Asian Chicken Noodle Soup and How to Make Chicken Stock.

This post is part of Gluten Free Wednesdays

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10 Responses to “Coconut, Curry, Chicken and Rice Soup Recipe”

  1. Your soup sounds great! I have a recipe that I make that sounds pretty close- I will have to dig it out and make it soon!

  2. Sounds great! I’m surprised to hear that your kids love it, but my son does like palak paneer! Always has. So why not? We’re having an upcoming theme for “Kid-Friendly Meals” at Stuffed Pepper. Why don’t you submit this? (jttp://

    • Nancy says:

      I just had to google “palek paneer” and it sounds delicious! It’s wonderful that your kiddos will eat it.

  3. Linda says:

    That looks creamy and delicious. I mostly use almond milk in cooking and need to remember to use coconut milk more often. Thanks for sharing this for February’s soup theme at Gluten-Free Wednesdays.

  4. Tracy says:

    I just made’s delicious!!

  5. Ela says:

    Quite delicious. My daughter loved it!

  6. Kim says:

    Just made this for the first time, and both my kids (ages 2 and 4) loved it!