Butternut Squash Cream Soup with Shredded Chicken

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A heaping bowl of this vibrantly colored soup brings the spirit of fall to your kitchen table. Made with high-antioxidant winter squash, each velvety bowl of deliciousness is garnished with flavorful shredded chicken and topped with your favorite customizations. Try including a sprinkle of everything bagel seasoning, some crunchy shredded kale or give it a kick with a dash of chili flakes. Cozy, comforting and brimming with personalized flavor, it’s an absolute must-have this season.

Butternut Squash Soup Garnished with Shredded Chicken, Kale & Everything Bagel Seasoning Next to Pumpkin Decoration and Cup of Extra Soup | Vitacost Blog

Butternut Squash Soup Garnished with Shredded Chicken, Kale & Everything Bagel Seasoning Next to Pumpkin Decoration and Cup of Extra Soup | Vitacost Blog
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Butternut Squash Cream Soup with Shredded Chicken

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 319 kcal
Author Iso Rapalo

Ingredients

Shredded chicken

Instructions

  1. In stockpot over medium-high heat, combine butternut squash, celery, carrots, onion, turmeric and salt. Add enough chicken stock or water to cover all ingredients in pot. Cook 20 to 30 minutes, until very tender.
  2. Using an immersion blender or high-performance blender, blend mixture; return to pot.
  3. Meanwhile, in separate pot, combine all shredded chicken ingredients. Boil 20 to 25 minutes, until thoroughly cooked and tender. Using two forks, shred chicken; set aside. Strain leftover liquid; reserve for future use.
  4. Stir heavy cream into soup; continue cooking 5 minutes. If soup needs more flavor, add reserved chicken broth.
  5. To serve, pour into bowl. Garnish with shredded chicken breast, a sprinkle of everything bagel seasoning, chopped kale and chili flakes, if desired.

Recipe Notes

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Nutrition Facts
Butternut Squash Cream Soup with Shredded Chicken
Amount Per Serving
Calories 319 Calories from Fat 78
% Daily Value*
Fat 8.7g13%
Saturated Fat 3.5g18%
Cholesterol 92mg31%
Sodium 289mg12%
Potassium 1465mg42%
Carbohydrates 31.3g10%
Sugar 7.9g9%
Protein 30.7g61%
Calcium 60mg6%
Iron 9mg50%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Iso Rapalo

After 10+ years of working in book publishing and obtaining a masters degree in communications, Iso developed a true passion for artsy, diverse foods. She’s a true believer that "Food is Culture; and Food is Art.” Iso specializes in developing and testing easy, diverse recipes that bring wellness and a balance of flavors to her dishes. She’s obsessed with kitchenware, new food trends and farmer’s market produce. She currently resides in New York. Learn more about Iso on her Instagram channel (@iso.rapalo).