AuthorZFKCategory, , , DifficultyIntermediate
Butternut Squash Soup with Shredded Chicken
Yields4 Servings
Prep Time15 minsCook Time15 minsTotal Time30 mins
 ½ cup raw pepitas
 1 tbsp olive oil
 1 small shallot, finely chopped
 1 garlic clove, minced
 16 oz butternut squash noodles
 ½ cup unsalted chicken stock
 2 tbsp maple syrup
 ½ tsp nutmeg
 1 cup shredded skinless rotisserie chicken breast meat
 ¼ cup crème fraiche
1

In large skillet, toast pepitas over medium-high heat. 4 minutes or until lightly browned and fragrant, stirring frequently; transfer to plate to cool.

2

In medium saucepan, heat oil over medium-high heat Add shallot; cook and stir 1 minute. Add garlic; cook and stir 30 seconds. Add squash; cook and stir 5 minutes. Add stock and heat to simmer; cook 5 minutes or until squash is tender. Stir in syrup, nutmeg and ½ teaspoon salt; cook 1 minute.

3

Transfer squash mixture to blender; blend on high 2 minutes or until smooth, adding 1 to 2 tablespoons water, if necessary. Makes about 3 cups.

4

Serve soup topped with chicken, crème fraiche and pepitas.

Ingredients

 ½ cup raw pepitas
 1 tbsp olive oil
 1 small shallot, finely chopped
 1 garlic clove, minced
 16 oz butternut squash noodles
 ½ cup unsalted chicken stock
 2 tbsp maple syrup
 ½ tsp nutmeg
 1 cup shredded skinless rotisserie chicken breast meat
 ¼ cup crème fraiche

Directions

1

In large skillet, toast pepitas over medium-high heat. 4 minutes or until lightly browned and fragrant, stirring frequently; transfer to plate to cool.

2

In medium saucepan, heat oil over medium-high heat Add shallot; cook and stir 1 minute. Add garlic; cook and stir 30 seconds. Add squash; cook and stir 5 minutes. Add stock and heat to simmer; cook 5 minutes or until squash is tender. Stir in syrup, nutmeg and ½ teaspoon salt; cook 1 minute.

3

Transfer squash mixture to blender; blend on high 2 minutes or until smooth, adding 1 to 2 tablespoons water, if necessary. Makes about 3 cups.

4

Serve soup topped with chicken, crème fraiche and pepitas.

Butternut Squash Soup with Shredded Chicken
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