Chicken Mulligitawny Soup
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This is an old favorite soup of mine. I first discovered it when I was in high school & I attended the applied technology college twice a week my senior year. I was trying out the Culinary Arts program to see if that’s what I wanted to pursue after I finished high school. The Culinary program there was basically just students running the cafeteria. I was assigned soups for quite a while actually and I was really starting to get sick of making soup. Regardless, I frequented this recipe because the customers liked it & it was easy to make. We made ours with egg noodles instead of rice, but I have changed the recipe here for a more traditional Indian inspired chicken, rice & curry soup.
The most unique thing about this soup is that it has chunks of apple in it. It adds a light sweetness to the soup & it’s quite delicious. My kids gobbled this up as well, which is a miracle in itself. My 2 year old daughter was slurping it out of her bowl like it was a cup of chocolate milk. So this is an incredibly kid-friendly meal! Enjoy!
Chicken Mulligitawny Soup
- 1/4 cup butter
- 1/2 cup diced onion
- 1/2 cup diced celery
- 1/2 cup diced carrots
- 2 Tbsp flour
- 2 tsp curry powder
- 2 small granny smith apples, peeled & diced (can substitute any tart apple)
- 1-2 chicken breasts, cubed
- 4 cups low-sodium chicken broth
- 1 pt (2 cups) half & half
- 1/2 cup long-grain white rice
- 1 tsp sugar
- Salt & Pepper
- Heat butter in a large stock pot. Saute onion, celery, & carrots for 5 minutes. Add flour & curry powder. Cook 3 more minutes.
- Next, add the apples, chicken cubes, chicken broth, half & half, rice & sugar. Simmer for 30 minutes.
- Season to taste with salt & pepper. Serve hot.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 6
Amount Per Serving: Unsaturated Fat: 0g
Recipe instruction altered from AllRecipes
16 Comments on “Chicken Mulligitawny Soup”
I really want to make this soon! Sounds amazing. I’m not the best cook. Is the chicken already cooked before simmering or can you put it in raw?
Hi Traci! Put it in raw, and it will cook as it simmers for 30 minutes. Sorry for the confusion! I hope you like it!
Thanks for sharing this great recipe! I made this tonight and it was delish, our 3 year old gobbled it up!! I tweaked it only slightly based on what I had on hand (2% milk instead of half & half, turkey instead of chicken).
That’s so great! I’m glad your family enjoyed it!
I made this for dinner tonight, and it was incredible! Everyone loved it, and I will definitely make it again. Thanks for the great recipe. 🙂
Yay! Soup season is coming and I can’t wait! This is a really good one! Thanks for your review!