Butternut Squash Soup, or “Chicken on Fire”

This yummy, nourishing soup is the perfect meal for these chilly winter days that won’t go away.

Butternut Squash Soup
Serves 6
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278 calories
19 g
54 g
11 g
24 g
6 g
447 g
543 g
8 g
0 g
4 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
447g
Servings
6
Amount Per Serving
Calories 278
Calories from Fat 101
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 11g
18%
Saturated Fat 6g
31%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 3g
Cholesterol 54mg
18%
Sodium 543mg
23%
Total Carbohydrates 19g
6%
Dietary Fiber 1g
3%
Sugars 8g
Protein 24g
Vitamin A
14%
Vitamin C
9%
Calcium
9%
Iron
11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. 2 quarts chicken stock to cover (you can supplement with filtered water if you don’t have enough stock)
  2. 2 tablespoons coconut oil, ghee, or animal fat
  3. 2 to 3 leeks, sliced in half, washed, and sliced again into half moons (you can substitute 2 onions, chopped)
  4. 1 butternut squash, peeled, seeded, and cut into chunks
  5. 1 bouquet garni*
  6. Sea salt and pepper
  7. 2 cups shredded chicken (optional)
OPTIONAL GARNISHES
  1. Yogurt or cultured cream
  2. Chopped fresh herbs
  3. Soaked and sprouted pumpkin seeds
Instructions
  1. Put the stock and fat in a pot. Add the vegetables and bring to a boil.
  2. Reduce the heat to a simmer, add the bouquet garni, and cover and cook for 3 minutes or until the vegetables are soft and the squash is easily pierced with a fork.
  3. Take out the bouquet garni and remove the soup from heat.
  4. Carefully puree the soup with an immersion blender until smooth. Add salt and pepper to taste along with chicken, if you like.
Notes
  1. *A “bouquet garni” is a bundle of herbs tied together with cooking string, or wrapped in a bundle of cheesecloth and tied with a string. It is used to flavor soups, stocks, or stews. We most often use parsley, rosemary, thyme, bay leaf, and garlic, but you should feel free to use whichever herbs you desire.
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calories
278
fat
11g
protein
24g
carbs
19g
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