Chicken Butternut Squash Soup

Warm your family with this delicious chicken soup recipe paired with butternut squash.



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Ingredients
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    butternut squash, peeled, seeded, and cut into 3/4-inch pieces (4 cups)
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    1   small 
    red onion, cut into 1/2-inch wedges
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    1   tablespoon 
    curry powder
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    1   tablespoon 
    olive oil
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    3  14 1/2 ounce cans 
    reduced-sodium chicken broth
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    1  15  ounce can 
    garbanzo beans (chickpeas), rinsed and drained
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    1/3  cup 
    dried apricots, snipped
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    1/2  cup 
    chopped walnuts
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    1   teaspoon 
    olive oil
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    1/4  teaspoon 
    freshly grated or ground nutmeg
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    purchased roasted chicken, cut up (skin and bones removed, if desired)
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    Fresh cilantro leaves

Directions
1.
Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. In shallow roasting pan combine squash red onion, and curry powder. Drizzle with 1 tablespoon oil; toss gently to coat. Spread vegetables in a single layer. Roast, uncovered, about 20 minutes or until squash is tender. Reduce oven temperature to 350 degrees F.
2.
In 4-quart Dutch oven combine roasted vegetables, broth, beans, and dried apricots. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, covered, for 10 minutes; cool slightly. Transfer vegetable mixture, half at a time, to a food processor or blender. Cover and process or blend until smooth. Return pureed mixture to Dutch oven; heat through.
3.
Meanwhile, in a small bowl combine walnuts, 1 teaspoon oil, and nutmeg; toss gently to coat. Spread nuts on an ungreased baking sheet. Bake 7 minutes or until golden and toasted. If chicken is not warm, reheat according to package directions.
4.
Ladle soup into shallow bowls. Top with chicken, walnut mixture, and cilantro.
Nutrition information
Per Serving: cal. (kcal) 577, Fat, total (g) 35, chol. (mg) 167, sat. fat (g) 9, carb. (g) 30, Monosaturated fat (g) 3, Polyunsaturated fat (g) 5, fiber (g) 6, sugar (g) 11, pro. (g) 44, vit. A (IU) 8552, vit. C (mg) 19, Thiamin (mg) 0, Riboflavin (mg) 0, Niacin (mg) 3, Pyridoxine (Vit. B6) (mg) 0, Folate (g) 36, sodium (mg) 1905, Potassium (mg) 553, calcium (mg) 71, iron (mg) 5, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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