Wednesday, October 9, 2013

crockpot thai chicken soup


Fall calls for great crockpot recipes and great soups. And this is it - my favorite crockpot soup recipe to date!

Part of the beauty of this recipe is that it's so easy - you'll only dirty a knife, cutting board, and your crockpot. No browning or any other prepping besides chopping the veggies. But the real beauty is in the fantastic flavor! It's creamy, spicy, and incredibly comforting. Don't skip the fresh lime juice addition at the end - it perks it up in the best way.

If you can't tell already, I'm totally crazy about this soup. This is one I'll be making again and again!

Crockpot Thai Chicken Soup (adapted from Foodie Crush)
serves 4-6

you'll need:
2 tablespoons red curry paste
3 cups coconut milk (I used Trader Joe's Light Coconut Milk)
2 cups chicken stock
2 tablespoons fish sauce
2 tablespoons brown sugar
2 tablespoons creamy peanut butter
1 1/2 pounds chicken breasts, cut into 1 1/2 inch pieces
1 red bell pepper, seeded and sliced into 1/4 inch slices
2 jalapenos, seeded and chopped
1 onion, thinly sliced
1 tablespoon fresh ginger, minced
1/2 to 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes (depending on how spicy you prefer!)
1 cup frozen peas
1 tablespoon lime juice
for garnish: chopped peanuts, lime wedges, and sliced jalapenos
cooked Jasmine rice (about 4 cups)

Mix the curry paste, coconut milk, chicken stock, fish sauce, brown sugar and peanut butter in your slow cooker bowl. Place the chicken breast, red bell pepper, jalapeno, onion, red pepper flakes, and ginger in the slow cooker. Cover and cook on high for 4 hours or on low for 8 hours.

Add in the peas and cook for 1/2 hour longer. Stir in lime juice just before you're ready to eat. To serve, ladle soup over Jasmine rice and garnish with chopped peanuts, jalapenos, and lime wedges. Enjoy!

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38 comments:

  1. Amazing! I love this soup but as all things Asian, takes forever to prepare! I am going to use thighs instead of breast though!

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    1. Thanks, Mickie! I'm sure chicken thighs will be amazing in this!

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    2. We have a Lao dish pretty similar we eat with rice vermicelli noodles. Yum! Try it with noodles instead of rice!

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  2. This looks just perfect for fall, Marie. I wish I had some cooking right now. Very nice post!!

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    1. Thanks, Dan! Can't beat soup in the fall!

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  3. I love using the Crockpot so this is one great soup to take advantage of! Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Me too, Pamela! Let me know if you try it!

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  4. Now I know exactly what I'm having for dinner tonight! Thanks Marie, this is gorgeous!

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  5. Oh man thuis sounds gooooood! Never tried it with peanut butter!!

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    1. Thanks, Sophia! The peanut butter adds a great flavor!

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  6. Another delicious soup and crockpot recipe-this is perfect for this time of year!

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  7. I love a good Thai soup!! that splash of lime at the very end is so key :) Can't believe this one looks so simple to cook in the crockpot!

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    1. Thanks, Ruthy! It really is so simple and so yummy!

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  8. Reading this ingredient list makes me all too aware how seldom I make Thai food. I am pretty sure I've never bought red curry paste or fish sauce. Obviously I need to broaden my horizons!

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    1. Fish sauce sounds totally weird, but it's so essential to that real authentic Thai flavor! Hope you'll try this- it's delicious!

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  9. This looks AMAZING- I want to make this today but I don't have time to grab fresh ginger - also where do I get red curry paste?

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    1. Just leave the ginger out, or you can sub like a teaspoon of ginger powder. You can find red curry paste at most grocery stores in the Asian foods aisle. I use the Thai Kitchen brand and have found it at Whole Foods, Central Market/HEB, and Tom Thumb. I don't know what grocery stores you have up there, but it shouldn't be hard to find!

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  10. If this is your fave them I definitely gotta try it! I saw this on Foodiecrush the other day and wasn't sure about it, but I bookmarked it anyway. I totally trust your opinion when you say it's good! :)

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  11. P.s. I had to write one more comment and tell you I love your presentation of this soup! The colors, and the placement of everything make it look even that much more delicious!

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  12. Well now I need red curry paste. I love Thai soup! The crock pot makes it ever more awesomely better!!!

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    1. Yes, it takes care of everything except chopping the vegetables! :)

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  13. I am always looking for more crockpot recipes! This sounds fabulous!

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  14. This looks so warm and comforting. I would love a big bowl of this right now! Delicious Marie!

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  15. Can't use the peanut butter. Daughter is allergic.has anyone tried using almond butter in this soup instead?

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  16. Can't use the peanut butter. Daughter is allergic.has anyone tried using almond butter in this soup instead?

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    1. Hi! Almond butter should work beautifully in this. Let me know if you give it a try!

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  17. Oh this looks delicious, I can't wait to try this!

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  18. I am a lover of all things Thai! What a pretty looking soup!

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