Butternut Chicken and Banana Soup


I know . . . bananas? But they cut the spicy and add a cool sweet morsel of surprise goodness to the hearty stew. I serve it with biscuits or naan bread, depending on whether we are feeling cultured or down-home!

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
1 hrs
Total Time:
1 hrs 15 mins
12 servings


  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil

  • 6 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves, cut into chunks

  • 2 cups chopped celery

  • ½ cup chopped red onion

  • 2 tablespoons curry powder

  • 4 cloves garlic, minced

  • 4 cups chicken broth

  • 2 cups water

  • 1 (15 ounce) can light coconut milk

  • 2 cups butternut squash cubes

  • 2 (10 ounce) cans diced tomatoes with green chile peppers

  • ¾ cup sweetened shredded coconut

  • 2 firm bananas, thickly sliced


  1. Melt coconut oil in a large pot over medium-high heat. Saute chicken in hot oil until browned completely, about 5 minutes; add celery, onion, curry powder, and garlic and continue to saute until the onion is tender, 8 to 10 minutes more.

  2. Pour chicken broth, water, and coconut milk into the pot; add butternut squash, diced tomatoes with green chile peppers, and coconut. Bring the liquid to a boil, reduce heat to medium-low, and cook the soup at a simmer until the squash is soft, about 40 minutes.

  3. Stir sliced bananas into the soup; simmer until soft, about 5 minutes more.

Cook's Note:

For a more spicy stew, add black pepper and cayenne.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

183 Calories
8g Fat
15g Carbs
13g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 183
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 8g 11%
Saturated Fat 6g 28%
Cholesterol 31mg 10%
Sodium 567mg 25%
Total Carbohydrate 15g 5%
Dietary Fiber 3g 10%
Total Sugars 6g
Protein 13g
Vitamin C 11mg 56%
Calcium 45mg 3%
Iron 1mg 6%
Potassium 373mg 8%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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