Chicken Butternut Squash Soup

Chicken Butternut Squash Soup
Serve this filling Chicken Butternut Squash Soup with your favorite cornbread.
Chicken Butternut Squash Soup
Makes 4 to 6 servings
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • ¾ pound boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 small yellow onion, diced
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • ½ red bell pepper, seeded and diced
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ½ teaspoon ground cumin
  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 2 cups diced butternut squash
  • 2 cups low-sodium chicken broth 1 cup canned diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 cup canned black beans, drained
  • Garnish: chopped fresh parsley
  1. In a medium Dutch oven, heat oil over medium-high heat. Add chicken; cook until browned on all sides. Add onion; cook until tender, about 3 minutes. Add garlic; cook until fragrant, about 1 minute. Add bell pepper; cook until tender, about 5 minutes. Stir in oregano, salt, cumin, and pepper.
  2. Add squash, broth, and tomatoes; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium; add beans. Cover and simmer until chicken reaches an internal temperature of 165°, about 30 minutes.
  3. Remove chicken from pan. Using 2 forks, shred chicken, and place back in soup. Garnish with parsley, if desired.

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