Hearty Chicken Curry Soup

Hearty Chicken Curry Soup

Although we’ve had this Hearty Chicken Curry Soup too many times to count, it never ceases to amaze us how delicious it is.  It’s chock full of nutritious veggies and chicken and flavored perfectly with just the right amount of curry.  It’s tasty on its own but we love it served up with a scoop of either white or brown rice on top, which adds to the heartiness of it and gives it some more good texture.  If you need a good recipe for cooking perfect brown rice {click here}.

Hearty Chicken Curry Soup

Hearty Chicken Curry Soup

Yield: serves 6


  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1 medium onion {white or yellow}, finely chopped or pureed ~ *see note below
  • 1/2 cup celery, finely chopped or pureed ~ *see note below
  • 1-1/2 cups carrots, sliced
  • 2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cubed
  • 1/2 pound mushrooms, sliced
  • 3/4 cup flour
  • 6 cups chicken broth
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon curry powder
  • 1 teaspoon mustard powder
  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 cups half and half
  • white or brown rice for serving, optional


  1. Melt the butter in a large pot over medium heat.
  2. Stir in the onion, celery, chicken, and carrots. Saute for about 8 minutes or until the vegetables are tender and the chicken is thoroughly cooked.
  3. Add the mushrooms. Saute for about 4 more minutes.
  4. Add the flour and stir well.
  5. Gradually pour in the chicken broth, stirring constantly.
  6. Bring the soup to a soft boil and then reduce the heat to low and let it simmer, stirring constantly until it slightly thickens, about 5 minutes.
  7. Add the salt, curry powder, mustard powder, parsley, and black pepper. Stir well to combine.
  8. Add the half and half and stir to combine.
  9. Let the soup gently simmer for around 1 hour, stirring occasionally. Watch it carefully and turn down the heat as needed because it tends to stick to the bottom of the pot if it simmers to high.
  10. Serve the soup with a scoop of rice on top. Yum.


*I always puree my onion and celery because we don't like the chunks of them in our soup. If you're going to puree ~ before adding them to the soup drain off the liquid that the pureeing produces.


Hearty Chicken Curry Soup

That was delicious.


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5 Responses to Hearty Chicken Curry Soup

  1. Hannah February 12, 2014 at 1:37 pm #

    Looks delish Lori! This would have to be my favourite of your soups so far! I love anything with curry flavours. Thanks for letting me join your soup series, too. It’s good getting back into the swing of things again.

    • Lori February 13, 2014 at 11:12 am #

      I’m so glad you joined up. Your soup looks delicious and I’m so eager to try it.

  2. Leilani February 14, 2014 at 11:19 am #

    I love a good creamy curry. I am gonna start calling you the genius of chicken soups because you have shared so many varieties!

    • Lori February 17, 2014 at 12:49 pm #



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