If there is one soup I would happily eat for the rest of my life, no questions asked, its this soup.
Dope Soup, as Alex and I call it. Named because, well, it’s the dopest soup we’ve ever had.
This soup came about after tasting my bff Monique’s Golden Turmeric Chicken Soup. I was like stop I need to make a curry soup why are curry soups the best?
So I got to work. After about 3 variations, I came up with what I honestly think is the best soup I’ve ever had.
It’s packed with OOMPF from simmering for 2 hours, which reduces the water content by half, resulting in a flavor explosion. It’s comforting and hearty, but not like creamy and too rich. You know?
Also it’s practically vegan, except for the chicken.
…Like as I said, practically vegan.
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Alright biddies that’s all for now. Take my advice: go to the grocery store, get all these ingredients (yes I know it’s a lot but god damn it’s worth it), and make this delish soup for yourself tonight.
- 1 pound chicken breast
- 1 large (or 2 medium) onions, thinly sliced
- 1 green pepper, thinly sliced
- 2 red peppers, thinly sliced
- 1 jalapeño pepper, diced (leave some out for garnish)
- 1 tablespoon fresh ginger, diced
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 2 tablespoons red curry paste
- 2 teaspoons dried turmeric
- 12 oz light coconut milk (canned)
- 1 teaspoon fish sauce
- 1 tablespoon soy sauce
- 1/2 teaspoon salt, plus more to taste
- 1 tablespoon rice vinegar (can sub white vinegar)
- juice of 2 limes (about 1/4 cup juice)
- 2 tablespoons peanut butter
- 30 oz chickpeas, drained
- 3 quarts chicken stock
- 1 bunch fresh cilantro, chopped (leave some out for garnish)
- 1 bunch fresh basil, chopped (leave some out for garnish)
- peanuts, for garnish
Preheat oven to 350°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silpat. Salt and oil the chicken breasts, then place on prepared baking sheet.
Cook for 20 minutes, or until chicken is cooked completely through. Allow to cool slightly before shredding with two forks (alternatively, you can shred chicken in 10 seconds in a standing mixer with a whisk attachment!). Set aside.
Heat a large pot or dutch oven on the stove over medium heat with about 1 tablespoon of olive oil. Once it's hot, sauté the onion and peppers until translucent, about 7 minutes.
Add in the jalapeño, ginger, and garlic, cooking for 3 minutes. Mix in red curry paste and turmeric.
Turn the heat to high and add in the coconut milk, fish sauce, soy sauce, salt, rice vinegar, lime juice, peanut butter, chicken stock, chicken, and chickpeas. Allow to come to a boil, then reduce mixture to a simmer. Cook, uncovered (important! you want the liquid to reduce), over low heat for 2 hours, allowing the soup to reduce by about half. Yes, seriously, half. This gives everything a ridiculously good flavor, so make sure to cook it that long.
When you're ready to serve the soup, chop the cilantro and basil and stir them into the soup. Leave a few leaves out to garnish on top along with some peanuts.