Yeah, I know, it's not really soup season anymore but sometimes it's just good to make a great soup. I borrowed a friends pressure cooker awhile ago and I was having fun playing with a few different types of food. I haven't used a pressure cooker since I was in high school and even then I never really used it for much other than cooking artichokes.
I loved the fresh flavors of this soup. The spinach and cilantro pair perfectly with the curried chicken and I love any soup with a base of coconut milk. If you don't have a pressure cooker you could still create this over the stove and still enjoy this great soup.
Curried Chicken Coconut Soup
adapted from Epicurious
3 cups low-salt chicken broth
1 13.5-ounce can unsweetened coconut milk
3/4 cup chopped green onions
2 1/2 tablespoons curry powder
1 1/2 tablespoons minced fresh lemongrass (from about 4 stalks)
1 tablespoon minced peeled fresh ginger
4 large chicken thighs with bones (about 1 1/2 pounds)
1 6-ounce package baby spinach leaves
3 tablespoons fresh lime juice
1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
Combine first 6 ingredients in 6- to 8-quart pressure cooker. Remove skin from chicken; add chicken to cooker. Lock lid in place. Bring to high pressure over high heat. Cook 8 minutes, adjusting heat as necessary to maintain high pressure. Remove from heat. Let pressure come down naturally 8 minutes. Quick-release any remaining pressure.
Slowly release lid, standing back and allowing steam to escape. Transfer chicken to work surface; cool briefly. Remove bones. Cut chicken into 1/2-inch cubes. Return chicken to soup; add spinach. Simmer until spinach wilts, about 1 minute. Add lime juice. Season soup to taste with salt and pepper. Ladle soup into bowls; sprinkle with cilantro. Serve, passing lime wedges separately.