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Mulligatawny Soup may have a funny sounding name, but you will love how delicious and comforting this curry chicken soup is.

Mulligatawny Soup may have a funny sounding name, but you will love how delicious and comforting this curry chicken soup is.

I am told that this soup was made famous in the TV show, Seinfeld. Apparently there was a soup guy and people clamored for this particular soup.

I never really watched that show, but I have made the soup. And the soup speaks for itself.

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My version of Mulligatawny soup is a slow cooker recipe, and can be a great way to use some leftover chicken if you have some set aside. Simply shred it and add it at the end.

To Make Mulligatawny Soup, you will need:

  • onion
  • bell pepper (any color)
  • jalapeno pepper
  • celery
  • coconut oil
  • chicken broth or stock
  • tapioca flour
  • curry powder
  • sea salt
  • ground nutmeg
  • black pepper
  • diced tomatoes
  • coconut milk
  • boneless, skinless chicken breast
  • lime
  • coconut milk
  • rice or cauliflower rice
  • slow cooker
  • whisk
  • small bowl
  • skillet

Watch me make this recipe in the video below:

To begin, dice an onion, bell pepper and stalks of celery.

dicing peppers on a wood cutting board

You will finely dice a jalapeno pepper, but remove the seeds first. You can leave them in if you want the heat, but I prefer to remove them.

Heat some coconut oil in a skillet over medium heat, and add the diced vegetables. Cook until they are slightly tender and the onions are translucent.

Transfer the cooked vegetables to your slow cooker.

Pour in chicken broth (or stock), but save a little bit – about a cup or so.

Whisk tapioca flour into the reserved broth until it is combined, then add it to the slow cooker.

whisking ingredients in an antique bowl

Add curry powder, salt, nutmeg, pepper, diced tomatoes and a chicken breast.

placing chicken into soup in a slow cooker

Cover and cook in the slow cooker on low for 5-6 hours or for 3 hours on high.

Carefully transfer the chicken breast to a cutting board and shred it.

shredding chicken on a wood cutting board

Add the shredded chicken back to the soup.

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Open a can of chilled coconut milk and spoon out the hardened cream. Add the cream to the soup.

adding sour cream into the soup

Squeeze the juice of a lime into the soup.

squeezing lime juice into the mulligatawny soup

Serve the soup with cauliflower rice or regular rice.

Mulligatawny Soup may have a funny sounding name, but you will love how delicious and comforting this curry chicken soup is.

Enjoy!

This is truly a comforting soup and the slow cooker makes it incredibly effortless to make.

In our house, we enjoy soups all year long, and I use my slow cooker more in the summer than I do in the winter.

Mulligatawny Soup may have a funny sounding name, but you will love how delicious and comforting this curry chicken soup is.

Like most slow cooker recipes, this require very little hands-on involvement. So that means no standing over your stove on a busy day.

Mulligatawny Soup may have a funny sounding name, but you will love how delicious and comforting this curry chicken soup is.

Did You Make This Recipe? I would love for you to rate it in the recipe card, and I’d love to hear your thoughts!

Mulligatawny Soup may have a funny sounding name, but you will love how delicious and comforting this curry chicken soup is.

Mulligatawny Soup

Constance Smith – Cosmopolitan Cornbread
Mulligatawny Soup may have a funny sounding name, but you will love how delicious and comforting this curry chicken soup is.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 5 hrs
Course Entrées – Main Dishes, Soups and Stews
Cuisine American, Paleo
Servings 6
Calories 222 kcal

Equipment

  • slow cooker

Ingredients
  

  • 1 bell pepper, any color
  • 1 onion
  • 2 stalks celery
  • 1 jalapeno, seeded
  • 6 c chicken broth
  • 1 Tb curry powder
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 14 oz diced tomatoes, canned
  • 1 chicken breast, boneless, skinless OR chicken thighs (See Note)
  • 14 oz canned coconut milk, chilled
  • 1 lime

For Serving

  • cooked rice or cauliflower rice

Instructions
 

  • To begin, dice the onion, bell pepper and celery.
  • You will finely dice the jalapeno pepper, but remove the seeds first. You can leave them in if you want the heat, but I prefer to remove them.
  • Heat the coconut oil in a skillet over medium heat, and add the diced vegetables. Cook until they are slightly tender and the onions are translucent.
  • Transfer the cooked vegetables to your slow cooker.
  • Pour in most of the chicken broth, but save a little bit – about a cup or so.
  • Whisk the tapioca flour into the reserved broth until it is combined, then add it to the slow cooker.
  • Add the curry powder, salt, nutmeg, pepper, diced tomatoes and chicken breast.
  • Cover and cook in the slow cooker on low for 5-6 hours or for 3 hours on high.
  • Carefully transfer the chicken breast to a cutting board and shred it.
  • Add the shredded chicken back to the soup.
  • Open the can of chilled coconut milk and spoon out the hardened cream. Add the cream to the soup.
  • Squeeze the juice of the lime into the soup.
  • Serve the soup with cauliflower rice or regular rice.
  • Enjoy!

Video

Notes

If you are using leftover shredded chicken in this recipe, use about 1 1/2 cup (more or less if you prefer) and add it at the end.

Nutrition

Calories: 222kcalCarbohydrates: 13gProtein: 8gFat: 17gSaturated Fat: 14gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 17mgSodium: 1311mgPotassium: 549mgFiber: 4gSugar: 77gVitamin A: 811IUVitamin C: 42mgCalcium: 62mgIron: 3mg

Nutritional information is auto-generated and the accuracy is not guaranteed.

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4 thoughts on “Mulligatawny Soup (with Video)”

    • Update: we had this for dinner last night. What a wonderful, tasty soup! Definitely putting this on rotation. Thanks, Constance.

      Reply
  1. Sounds delicious! Tapioca flour is not in the ingredients list. How much is needed? Also is there a substitute for it? That is the one ingredient I don’t have on hand. Thanks

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