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Chicken Curry Soup

Northern Michigan Recipes: Judith Reinhardt is the co-owner of the Leelanau County CSA Sweeter Song Farm. As the March 2013 local foodie, she wanted to share her Chicken Curry Soup recipe that always leaves guests asking for seconds.

You can see this recipe featured in the article Northern Michigan Food & Wine: Judith Reihnhardt's Chicken Curry Soup.

Ingredients

4    tablespoons butter 2    onions, about 2 cups, finely minced
2    stalks celery, minced
1    cup carrot, finely minced
2    tablespoons curry powder
5    tablespoons flour
6    cups chicken broth (Use the broth left from boiling the chicken; supplement with a good commercial     brand of stock.)
1    whole approximately 4-pound chicken, boiled and meat cut in 1½-by-1/4-inch pieces
2    cups heavy cream (Milk also works just fine, Judy says.)
1    teaspoon salt
      Freshly ground pepper
4    medium-sized, locally grown tart apples, coarsely chopped
6    tablespoons mango chutney
3    tablespoons water mixed with 4 tablespoons flour, if needed  

Preparation

Sauté in butter the onion, celery/celeriac, carrot, and curry powder. Add flour; cook 3 to 4 minutes over low heat while stirring, add stock, raise heat, and bring to a boil; reduce heat and simmer 20 minutes or so. Add chicken and cream/milk; cook until it begins to thicken.Add salt, pepper, apples, and chutney and heat through. If soup is thin, add flour and water mixture and cook. Top with roasted coconut and minced scallions if desired. Season to taste and serve.