creamy chicken and butternut squash soup

★★★★★ 3 Reviews
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By cindy sandberg
from carlisle, IN

Simple and nutritious soup! I love to keep this on hand to heat up for my lunches. It's so wholesome and healthy and has great flavors.

Blue Ribbon Recipe

This will become your go-to soup this fall. It's delicious! The seasoning blend adds a great savory flavor. But it's a bit sweet from the butternut squash. We added kale to our soup and liked the fresh taste and crunchy texture. Spinach would be fantastic too.

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★★★★★ 3 Reviews
serves 4
prep time 15 Min
cook time 30 Min

Ingredients For creamy chicken and butternut squash soup

  • 2 qt
    chicken broth
  • 1/2-1 lb
    chicken, cut in bite-sized pieces
  • 2 c
    cubed butternut squash
  • 1 c
    sliced celery
  • 1/2 c
    chopped sweet peppers (red, green, yellow, or combo)
  • 1/2 tsp
    roasted chicken seasoning blend (or 1/4 tsp each garlic powder and onion powder and a pinch of sage)
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1 c
    chopped spinach, kale or other green (optional - I tend to add greens to a lot of my soups, but it's just as good if you leave it out!)
  • 2 tsp
    butter
  • 2 Tbsp
    cream or half and half

How To Make creamy chicken and butternut squash soup

  • Broth, chicken, squash, celery, pepper, seasoning blend, and salt and pepper in a pot.
    1
    Combine broth, chicken, squash, celery, pepper, seasoning blend, and salt and pepper in a pot. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer for about 30-45 minutes until chicken and veggies are desired tenderness.
  • Stirring greens into the soup.
    2
    Stir in greens, if using, and cook until just wilted down, a minute or two more. Taste and adjust seasonings as necessary. Stir in butter and cream.
  • Soup on a serving spoon.
    3
    *This is not a thick cream soup. If you prefer it thicker, you would have to add some flour or cornstarch dissolved in a little cold water at the end when you add the cream. *This recipe also works well in the Crock Pot if you want a fix-it-and-forget-it meal, and in the pressure cooker if you need it in a hurry!
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