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Butternut Squash, Chicken, and Quinoa Soup

Rated as 3.67 out of 5 Stars

"This tasty, healthy, and filling soup is the perfect comfort food. Serve with crusty rolls or bread."
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2 h servings 224
Original recipe yields 8 servings


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  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).
  2. Sprinkle chicken with salt and ground black pepper. Wrap in aluminum foil and place on a baking sheet.
  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. 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. Heat oil in a skillet over medium heat. Add onion and garlic; cook and stir until softened, about 5 minutes.
  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. 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.


  • Cook's Notes:
  • Use chicken thighs instead of chicken breasts if desired.
  • Substitute Italian seasoning for the oregano if desired.
  • Partner Tip
  • Reynolds® Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 224 calories; 4.5 24.8 21.8 51 703 Full nutrition

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I made this exactly as it is written. The end result is more like porridge. It's very thick the next day and is lacking a touch of salt. Overall, this isn't my favorite recipe using butternut sq...

Excellent! This soup has great flavor. Using leftover shredded chicken made this recipe really simple. I added some shredded zucchini for added color and texture.

I reduced the amount of quinoa, but it was still too thick. The flavor was really lovely, tho.