This is an easy, make ahead soup for cold days. We usually keep it on low all day in the crock pot and serve with corn chips or corn bread. Also, to reduce the cheese a little, instead of putting it all in the soup, set some aside to use as garnish.
You will need at least 2 cups of broth, but we usually use more. Use your favorite method to poach the chicken breast, or use this recipe. Leftover broth can be saved for another recipe.
The weather has been perfect for grilling. We wanted a new recipe and discovered this one. It is best grilled over a charcoal fire.
You can cook it whole or placed over an aluminum can half filled with chicken broth and a few tablespoons lemon juice. Or, spatchcock the chicken by removing the backbone and laying it flat to grill. Another option is to buy your favorite chicken pieces instead.
However served, it is extra nice with a greek salad on the side and fresh lemons to squeeze over the top. Or, make a nice honey mustard dressing to drizzle over chicken.
As the weather cools down, hot soup is a very easy and filling meal. This recipe has been adapted from a recipe that Mom M. gave to Angie who passed it on to me.
The turmeric is very subtle and more could be added easily without overpowering the other flavors. If you like ginger and garlic, go sparingly at first. They are not super strong, but will quickly overpower the chicken.
We usually make a tomato based curry. Our friend, Kristi Sellers, gave us this recipe in 2009 after introducing us to a different type of curry. This is different, but just as good as the curries we are used to.
The recipe originated from a Ywam missionary friend from Thailand.