This homemade Chicken and Coconut Soup is comforting, filling and full of flavor. It’s very easy to make with simple ingredients.
what is Chicken and Coconut Casserole?
It is a popular dish on the Atlantic and Pacific regions of Colombia. There are different variations of the dish, but they are usually made with chicken, broth, coconut milk, cream, vegetables and spices. It’s a creamy, flavorful and delicious soup!
While hot soups and stews usually make most people think of fall and winter, in Colombia, we eat these dishes all year round. Even in the coastal regions of the country, where the weather is usually between 80 and 90 °F, Colombians eat fish stew and seafood casseroleamong other comforting traditional soups, year round!
As a good Colombian here in the United States, I also eat soups all year round. It can be 0 degrees or 100 degrees outside, it doesn’t matter, for me comforting soups are always to be enjoyed.
What You Need to Make this Recipe
The full printable recipe card with measurements and directions is below.
Vegetables: Onions, red bell pepper, scallions, potatoes, peas, corn and carrots.
Spices: Cumin and achiote or color.
chicken stock: Use a good quality chicken stock for this recipe, you can use low-sodium if you prefer.
Chicken: I like to use chicken breast, but chicken thighs will work too.
tomato paste: Gives a wonderful flavor and color to the soup.
Coconut milk and heavy cream: This mixture gives the soup a wonderful creamy texture. If you want to make the soup lighter, you can swap the heavy cream for half and half or more milk. It won’t be as rich, but it’ll still be delicious.
Herbs: Coriander for serving. Use fresh parsley if you prefer.
Chicken and Coconut Soup Recipe
- 4 tablespoons of butter
- ½ cup finely chopped onions
- 1 small red bell pepper chopped
- 2 chopped scallions
- 1 big carrot peeled and shredded
- ¼ teaspoon of ground cumin
- ¼ teaspoon of ground achiote or color
- 2 large yellow potatoes peeled and cut into pieces
- 4 cups chicken stock or broth
- 2 large chicken breast say
- 2 tablespoons tomato paste
- 2 ears of corn cut in pieces or kernels
- 2 cups coconut milk
- ½ cup of heavy cream
- 1 cup of peas
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Fresh chopped coriander for serving
In a medium pot, melt the butter over medium heat. Add the onions, red bell pepper, scallions, carrots cumin and achiote. Cook until they are soft, about 3 to 5 minutes.
Add the potatoes, chicken breast, tomato paste and stock, increase the heat to medium-high and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat and cook over low heat with the pot partially covered until the potatoes are tender, about 20 to 30 minutes.
Add the corn and coconut milk, continue cooking on low for another 5 to 10 minutes. Add the cream, peas and cook for another 5 minutes. Add salt and pepper to taste. You can also add more coconut milk milk or broth if the soup is too thick. Add fresh cilantro and serve.
calories: 495kcalCarbohydrates: 29gProtein: 24gfat: 3. 4gSaturated Fat: twenty-onegPolyunsaturated Fat: 3gMonounsaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0.01gCholesterol: 74mgsodium: 917mgpotassium: 1062mgFiber: 4gSugar: 7gVitamin A: 2747UIVitamin C: 3. 4mgcalcium: 69mgIron: 4mg
I love how this Chicken casserole is both incredibly easy to make and satisfying. True comfort food. It’s rich, creamy, and hearty, the perfect comfort food for the colder months. You also only need one pot to make this soup, so cleaning up is easy, making for a great meal on a weeknight.
I like to serve this coconut and chicken soup with avocado, lime and patacones. But you can also serve it with a salad, rice or bread for a complete meal.
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