Butternut Squash, Chicken, and Quinoa Soup

Butternut Squash, Chicken, and Quinoa Soup

This tasty, healthy, and filling soup is the perfect comfort food. Serve with crusty rolls or bread.
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  • Serves: 8 persons



  1. Step 1

    Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).
  2. Step 2

    Sprinkle chicken with salt and ground black pepper. Wrap in aluminum foil and place on a baking sheet.
  3. Step 3

    Place butternut squash pieces cut-side down in a 9x13-inch baking dish. Add about 1/2-inch water to the dish and cover with aluminum foil.
  4. Step 4

    Bake chicken and squash in the preheated oven until butternut squash is tender and chicken breasts are no longer pink in the center, about 30 minutes. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center of the chicken should read at least 165 degrees F (74 degrees C).
  5. Step 5

    Heat oil in a skillet over medium heat. Add onion and garlic; cook and stir until softened, about 5 minutes.
  6. Step 6

    Scoop cooked squash flesh into a large pot. Pour in chicken broth and mash together until smooth using an immersion blender or potato masher.
  7. Step 7

    Cube cooked chicken and add to the pot. Stir in onion, garlic, canned tomatoes, quinoa, oregano, and 1/2 teaspoon salt. Bring soup to a gentle boil; reduce heat and simmer until quinoa is tender and flavors are well-blended, about 1 hour.