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Slow Cooker Red Curry Soup With Chicken and Kale

Slow Cooker Red Curry Soup With Chicken and Kale

Hearty and warming, this slow cooker curry soup is bolstered by chicken, kale, potatoes and mushrooms. [Photograph: Jennifer Olvera]

Note: You can use two kaffir lime leaves in place of the lime wedge in the slow cooker during step 1.

About the author: Jennifer Olvera is a veteran food and travel writer and author of "Food Lovers' Guide to Chicago." Follow her on Twitter @olverajennifer.

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Slow Cooker Red Curry Soup With Chicken and Kale

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About This Recipe

Yield:serves 4
Active time:15 minutes
Total time:8 hours
Special equipment:slow cooker
This recipe appears in: Slow Cooker Slow Cooker Red Curry Soup With Chicken and Kale


  • 1 1/2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken thighs
  • 3 1/2 cups low-sodium homemade or store bought chicken broth
  • 1 (14.5-ounce) can coconut milk
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons red Thai curry paste
  • 1 tablespoon curry powder
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon peeled and minced ginger
  • 2 medium cloves garlic, minced (about 2 teaspoons)
  • 1 medium onion, chopped (about 1 cup)
  • 1 small red pepper, chopped (about 3/4 cup)
  • 1 jalapeño, sliced
  • 1 1/2 cups tightly packed chopped kale leaves
  • 2 small potatoes, such as Yukon Gold, diced
  • 4 ounces mushrooms, sliced
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons fish sauce
  • 1/4 cup fresh-squeezed lime juice, plus one reserved lime wedge, divided


  1. 1

    Place chicken, chicken broth, coconut milk, curry paste, curry powder, brown sugar, ginger, garlic, onion, red pepper, jalapeño, kale, potatoes and mushrooms in a slow cooker, along with lime wedge. Season with 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/2 teaspoon pepper. Cover and cook for 6 to 8 hours.

  2. 2

    Discard lime wedge and shred chicken. Add fish sauce and lime juice. Taste and adjust seasonings, if needed. Stir to combine, ladle into bowls and serve.


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