Chicken and Acorn Squash Soup

Chicken and Acorn Squash Soup
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What’s autumn without soup? This Chicken and Acorn Squash soup is just what you need on a cool fall evening. It will leave you feeling warm and cozy.

Chicken and Acorn Squash Soup

Chicken and Acorn Squash Soup

What’s autumn without soup? This Chicken and Acorn Squash soup is just what you need on a cool fall evening. It will leave you feeling warm and cozy.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 55 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
Course: Soup
Cuisine: American
Diet: Gluten Free
Keyword: Acorn Squash Soup, Chicken Soup, Soup
Servings: 4 servings
Author: Love of Yum Team

Ingredients

  • 4 chicken legs or thighs , bone in, skin on
  • 8 cups water
  • ½ medium acorn squash , chopped
  • 2 sprigs fresh thyme
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 1 large onion , chopped
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 2 bay leaves
  • ½ tsp turmeric
  • ½ tsp curry powder
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 large carrot , chopped
  • 3 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
  • black pepper to taste
  • kosher salt to taste
  • Cayenne pepper (optional)

Instructions

  • In a large pot, add extra-virgin olive oil, garlic, onions and the sprigs of thyme. Then cook for about 2-3 minutes until the onions are translucent,
  • Next add chicken, cumin, turmeric, salt, black pepper, curry powder, and garlic powder and sauté for 5 to 8 minutes.
  • Slowly add in water about a ¼ cup and deglaze the pot to get all the yummy brown bits off the bottom. Then add the rest of the water and bay leaves.
  • Turn the heat up to medium high and bring to a simmer for 10 minutes. Reduce heat to medium low and continue to simmer for another 20 minutes. Then add carrots and simmer for 8 to 10 minutes.
  • Add the acorn squash in the last 5 minutes.
  • Serve and enjoy.
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