Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Slow Cooker Mulligatawny





 I actually did a little jig after I made this recipe...

Mulligatawny or Chicken Curry Soup puts me in a happy place every time and this made me do a little dance.

I just really love all the curry flavor and it's chock full of vegetables, its hearty and in my eyes is just the embodiment of "comfort food" in the soup or stew category.

I initially fell in love with this soup years ago when a neighbor girl and I became friends and her mom used to make this for her lunch, from a can of PepperRidge Farms condensed soup. They had recently moved back to the states from India and this was a taste of that exotic country for them.

I would go over and play with her just so her mom would make this for us! She knew it and didn't mind in the least. 

Alas, this soup is either no longer made by PF or it must not
marketed in the US anymore. 

Enter in Seinfeld from way back in 1995, the "Soup Nazi" brought Mulligatawny soup to America, no matter how elusive it was for the actors in the show to get it...

But it's easily available here, and you can make it without even waking the "soup nazi"!!

This is a super simple, knock it out the box, SLOW COOKER version. 

Yep, you read that right, SLOW COOKER!!

Bonus--it's FAT FREE, yessiree BOB, no fat used to make this here soup.





Ingredients:

2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, diced (or 2-3 cups diced cooked chicken)
1 cup onion, diced
1 cup carrot, diced
1 cup celery rib, diced
1 small red bell pepper, diced
2 garlic cloves, minced
4 tsp mild or medium curry powder or more to taste
1 large green apple, skin on, diced
2 tsp finely grated lime zest
2 T. fresh lime juice
4-6 c. chicken stock or 4-6 cups water and bouillon cubes
1/2 cup white rice
1 cup half and half or milk

1/4 cup flour
salt and pepper to taste


Directions:

  1. Combine first 11 ingredients through broth/water in a slow cooker and cook on high for 4-5 hours or low for 7-8 hours. 
  2. 30 minutes before serving add in rice. 
  3. 10 minutes before serving, mix flour and milk thoroughly and stir into slow cooker. The soup will thicken due to the rice and this slurry and it just makes it luscious. Season to taste with salt and Pepper. 




Enjoy!!  
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