Recipe: Cauliflower Soup with Chicken and Curry

I am a vocal advocate of comfort foods….they are so….comforting.

Today I’d like to share one of my family’s favorite recipes (no small thing when you’re feeding 8 people, to be in unanimous agreement), perfect for chilly fall and snowy winter days. Perfect for serving with fluffy Parmesan breadsticks.

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This is Cauliflower Soup with Chicken and Curry….so good…so comforting and delicious.

Make up a big pot and hide in the closet with a bowl full  enjoy your family’s delight.

 

Cauliflower Soup with Chicken and Curry
The Essential Homemaker

Serves 9

Ingredients:

  • 6 Tablespoons butter
  • 9 Tablespoons flour
  • 9 cups chicken broth
  • 3 cups milk or light cream
  • 3 cups chopped chicken
  • 1 cup diced onion
  • 1 head cauliflower, cut into florets
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • curry powder to taste

Directions:

  1. Brown chicken till no longer pink. Add onion and saute until translucent.
  2. Remove from pan and set aside.
  3. Meanwhile in soup pot, cook cauliflower in 3 cups of the chicken broth. Cook until tender. Remove from pot and set aside.
  4. Melt butter in pot. Stir in flour and a dash of pepper. Let cook, stirring frequently, 3-4 minutes.
  5. Add broth and cream, whisking until smooth. Cook and stir until bubbly.
  6. Cook and stir 1 minute more.
  7. Stir in onion, chicken and cauliflower; heat thoroughly.
  8. Add curry powder to taste and sprinkle with parsley.
  9. Adjust liquid as needed to reach desired consistency, by adding more cream or broth.

 

If you’re in a hurry and don’t want to go to all those steps, you can take a little shortcut. This gets a yummy meal on your table in as little as 15-20 minutes, with convenient and nutritious items from your own Home Store.

In a Hurry Cauliflower Chicken Curry Soup
The Essential Homemaker

Ingredients:

 

Directions:

  1. Whisk soup mix into 7 cups of cold bouillon/water mixture in a soup pot. Bring to a boil, stirring frequently.
  2. Reduce heat, and add chicken. Simmer 10 minutes.
  3. Add cauliflower and onion and simmer another 5-10 minutes til chicken, cauliflower and onion are softened.
  4. Add salt, pepper, and curry powder to taste.
  5. Add remaining 2+ cups bouillon/water mixture to bring to desired consistency.

I hope you enjoy!
I’d also love to hear about YOUR favorite comfort foods! Post a comment telling me what says “comfort food” to you.

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