Curried Sweet Potato Soup With Chicken

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Soup is great in any season, so why not make something that isn’t just good for you, but super easy as well? This recipe may take a while, but it is basically all passive time, so just chuck the ingredients in and come back at the end of the day to the perfect soup!

For more tasty and filling soup recipes, why not make this Potato Bacon Soup? Or try this recipe for Spicy Lentil Soup instead?

curried sweet potato and chicken soup in a white bowl


Curried Sweet Potato Soup with Chicken

Everyone needs to have a reliable and dependable, easy recipe to keep in their back pocket for hard days.

Maybe work is annoying; maybe things just aren’t lining up right today, or maybe it’s just that the weather has got you feeling down.

Well, this simple and delicious recipe for sweet potato soup doesn’t just taste, filling, and nutritious; it couldn’t be simpler; you chuck everything in the pot, leave it to cook, and then enjoy.

Make this when the world seems a little bleak and things aren’t going your way, and I promise you that you will feel better at the end of it.                                                                                    

curried sweet potato and chicken soup ingredients

Curried Sweet Potato Soup with Chicken Ingredients

Make sure you look at the recipe card at the very bottom for the exact amounts so that you know exactly what to buy for this recipe.

  • Chicken breasts
  • Vegetable broth
  • Nutmeg
  • Curry powder
  • Garam masala
  • Scallions
  • Butter
  • Minced garlic
  • Sweet potatoes
  • Red potatoes

curried sweet potato and chicken soup ingredients in pot

How To Make Curried Sweet Potato Soup with Chicken

  • In a pot (or crockpot), heat your butter on medium heat and when it’s sizzling, add in the garlic and onions
  • Saute them until the scallions are tender, followed by the spices
  • Saute for another minute, and then add your vegetable broth, scraping to deglaze the bottom
  • Add all of the remaining ingredients, and cook until the potatoes are totally tender, and then serve
curried sweet potato and chicken soup in two bowls

Could You Make This a Smooth Soup?

There is always plenty of argument about whether or not a soup should be smooth. Pureed soups definitely do look appetizing, especially when they are made with beautiful ingredients like sweet potatoes and curry powder, but they do also require a bit of work.

Plus, blending the soup gets rid of any heterogeneity, making every bite taste and feel the same as the last, which is sometimes a bit boring.

If you wanted to blend it completely, you could simply puree it all using a stick blender or transfer it into a blender (ideally made from glass!) and then blend it in batches.

For a more interesting textural experience, why not try only pureeing some of it?

Take some of the potatoes and chicken out of the soup, but then puree the rest of it using your preferred method. Then, once totally smooth, add back into the potatoes and chicken.

This leaves you with a thick yet smooth soup that still has individual pieces of potato and chicken in it, giving each bite some variety and different textures, making for a way more flavorful and enjoyable meal!

curried sweet potato and chicken soup with spoons beside bowl

How To Make This Recipe Even Simpler

This recipe is definitely one of the simplest ones you could make; other than a few preliminary steps to prepare your ingredients and build depth of flavor by cooking the onions and garlic separately, the entire recipe is basically just chucking your ingredients into a pot and then cooking it.

However, to make it even easier, why go out and buy ingredients purposefully for this recipe? Why not just use leftovers?

This is the perfect way to use up leftover sweet potatoes or chicken breasts from a different recipe. For even more laziness, why not buy a rotisserie chicken from the supermarket and serve that for dinner one day, leaving the chicken breasts and then using them the next day to make this soup?

There are always ways to make any recipe easier and simpler to make, so don’t feel bad about trying to make your day a little bit less difficult by taking a few shortcuts.

Looking for more delicious Soup recipes? Try these out:

Brunswick Stew

Seafood Chowder

Best Seafood Stock

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Curried Sweet Potato Soup with Chicken

Rich, chunky curried sweet potato soup with chicken. Perfect for those “soup” days!
5 from 4 votes
Potato Soup with Chicken and chunky sweet potatoes in triangular soup bowl on a checkered plate
Prep Time
10 minutes
Cook Time
1 hour
Total Time
1 hour 10 minutes
Karlynn Johnston


  • 2.5 cups chicken (diced) (the equivalent of 3 diced chicken breasts)
  • 6 cups vegetable broth
  • 1 dash nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon curry
  • 1 teaspoon garam masala
  • 2 scallions ( diced)
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1.5 tablespoons minced garlic
  • 3 cups sweet potatoes peeled & diced
  • 3 red potatoes peeled & diced


  • You can choose to make this in a crockpot or on the stove top, pick your poison. In either, start out by adding in your vegetable broth. I prefer using a powdered type, Vegeta is pretty amazing and one of my favorite for flavor. Make sure it’s good and strong-tasting! 
  • In a skillet, heat your butter on medium heat and when it’s sizzling, add in the garlic and onions. 
  • Saute them until the scallions are tender then add in your spices. 
  • Saute another minute or two, then add to the pot. Now, the reason I always make my broth first is so that you can deglaze the pan of its butter and spices. 
  • Take a few tablespoons of the broth and clean out that pan, swirling it around to get all the spices out, then add it to the pot.
  • Add in the rest of the ingredients – potatoes and chicken- and cook until the potatoes are tender. 
  • Serve (see notes for other options as to how to finish the soup)

Recipe Notes

You have a couple of choices for serving with this soup. You can leave it like I did in my picture (chunky and broth filled) or you can remove some potatoes and puree them for a smoother base. You can also puree the whole dang thing. Again, up to you. All are good choices but it depends on what you are looking for in a soup.

Nutrition Information

Serving: 6g, Calories: 216kcal, Carbohydrates: 35g, Protein: 8g, Fat: 6g, Saturated Fat: 2g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g, Monounsaturated Fat: 2g, Trans Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 22mg, Sodium: 1029mg, Potassium: 772mg, Fiber: 4g, Sugar: 6g, Vitamin A: 10204IU, Vitamin C: 13mg, Calcium: 42mg, Iron: 2mg

All calories and info are based on a third party calculator and are only an estimate. Actual nutritional info will vary with brands used, your measuring methods, portion sizes and more.

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