Chicken And Butternut Squash Recipes

Welcome, foodies! Get ready to tantalize your taste buds with our mouthwatering chicken and butternut squash recipes. If you’re looking for a comforting and flavorful meal, you’ve come to the right place. Let’s dive in!

Chicken And Butternut Squash Recipes
Chicken And Butternut Squash Recipes

A Twist on a Classic

Are you tired of the same old butternut squash soup? Well, we’ve got a delightful twist for you. Our recipe takes a vegan squash and lentil soup and adds succulent chunks of chicken for an extra protein boost. And instead of the usual cumin, we sprinkle in some aromatic ras el hanout spice mix to elevate the flavors to a whole new level. Trust us, it’s a game-changer!

Easy and Flexible Ingredients

To get started, sauté a finely chopped onion in olive oil until it turns translucent. Next, add frozen butternut squash. Yes, you read that right! We like using our own garden-grown squash, which we conveniently freeze for later use. The best part is, the squash breaks down as it cooks, creating a velvety texture that will leave you craving more.

Now, it’s time to add the star of the show – ras el hanout. This North African spice blend adds a tantalizing aroma that will fill your kitchen with an irresistible fragrance. Don’t forget to mix in some tomato paste to create a rich and robust base for your soup.

The Perfect Protein

Let’s talk chicken! We recommend using boneless, skinless chicken thighs for this recipe. Chop them into bite-sized pieces and add them to the pot. Give it a good stir to coat the chicken with the flavors and begin the cooking process. The chicken will cook through as the soup simmers, ensuring tender and juicy bites in every spoonful.

The Finishing Touch

To add a little heat and depth of flavor, sprinkle in some salt and hot pepper flakes. Lentils are the next superstar ingredient to join the party. Drain and rinse a can of lentils before adding them to the pot. They will provide a hearty and nutritious boost to the soup.

Lastly, it’s time for the liquid. Ideally, chicken stock would be the perfect choice, but feel free to use vegetable stock or even water if that’s what you have on hand. Remember, flexibility is the key to making this soup your own.

A Burst of Brightness

Allow the soup to simmer for 30 to 45 minutes until the chicken is cooked through and the flavors have melded together. Just before serving, add a splash of acidity to brighten up the dish. Squeeze in some lemon juice if you have it, or a dash of vinegar will do the trick. We highly recommend trying a little ice cider vinegar for a sweet and tangy surprise.

Time to Savor

Now comes the best part – indulging in your creation! Ladle the soup into bowls and get ready to experience a symphony of flavors. If you’re feeling adventurous, sprinkle some additional ras el hanout on top to intensify the taste. It’s all about tailoring the spice level to your liking.

So, what are you waiting for? Let’s get cooking and enjoy a bowl of warm and comforting chicken and butternut squash soup. Feel free to experiment with different variations and ingredients based on what you have available. Remember, cooking is all about creativity and making the most of what’s in your pantry.

Thanks for joining us today. Stay tuned for more exciting recipes coming your way soon. And don’t forget to visit El Reno Ok for more culinary inspiration!

Chicken and Butternut Squash Soup

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Chicken And Butternut Squash Recipes

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