Chicken, Butternut Squash, and Quinoa Soup

A quick, family-friendly butternut squash soup. An easy dish to make with leftover chicken.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
40 mins
Total Time:
55 mins
6 servings


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped

  • 3 cloves garlic, minced, or more to taste

  • 1 tablespoon dried oregano

  • 1 tablespoon dried thyme

  • 1 teaspoon ground paprika

  • 4 cups chicken broth

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

  • 2 pounds skinless, boneless chicken breast halves

  • 3 cups butternut squash, chopped

  • 1 (14 ounce) can diced tomatoes

  • 1 cup uncooked quinoa


  1. Heat olive oil in a stockpot over medium-high heat. Add onion, garlic, oregano, thyme, and paprika and saute until onion begins to brown, 5 to 7 minutes. Pour in chicken broth, salt, and pepper. Bring to a boil. Add chicken and boil until meat is no longer pink, 10 to 15 minutes. Remove chicken to cool.

  2. Stir squash, tomatoes, and quinoa into the pot. Reduce heat and let simmer until squash is tender, about 15 minutes. Shred chicken into bite-size pieces and return to the pot to heat through, 5 to 10 minutes. Season with additional salt and pepper if needed.

Cook's Note:

You can use any part of chicken you like--thighs, drums, etc.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

365 Calories
8g Fat
33g Carbs
38g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 365
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 8g 11%
Saturated Fat 2g 8%
Cholesterol 90mg 30%
Sodium 1348mg 59%
Total Carbohydrate 33g 12%
Dietary Fiber 5g 18%
Total Sugars 5g
Protein 38g
Vitamin C 23mg 113%
Calcium 119mg 9%
Iron 6mg 32%
Potassium 812mg 17%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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