This is an amazing recipe!
There is nothing like a nice warm bowl of soup on a cold winter’s day. Maybe snow is falling, maybe you have just come in from a nice walk in the brisk air…maybe the kids have been out building a snowman. This is the soup to fill the bowl or mug and warm the tummies and hearts of anyone who eats it.
The recipe comes from Cheryl at 40Aprons.com. I am so impressed with every recipe of hers that I try! I have, of course, changed it just a little bit because I cannot help tweak a recipe…I added a whole can of the coconut milk, increased the amount of pepper, and I tried making the recipe with chicken thighs. I think the next time I make it, I will use the chicken breasts, like she has in the original recipe.
If you have never tried soaking cashews, blending them, and then using the resulting cashew cream, you are in for a treat. Creamy and delicious, it does not really taste like nuts, so it can be used in any number of ways in both cooking and baking. Here, it thickens and gives body to this delicious soup. I have also used cashew cream to make delectable desserts, like vegan cheesecakes.
Like many soups and stews, this soup is actually better the next day. It is also thick and rich enough that you could use it as an actual filling for a chicken pot pie!
I am going to make this again for the weekend…it is supposed to be very cold here in northern Michigan and I want something in the Instant Pot that is filling, delicious, and brings comfort to those of us who live where the air hurts our faces!