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SQUASH AND CHICKEN CROCKPOT SOUP

A deliciously soup made in the slow cooker

A deliciously healthy broth-based chicken, quinoa, and butternut squash soup made simple in the slow cooker!!!

Honestly, this soup will quickly became a staple for the fall season in your home!! It’s extremely easy and super flavorful. You’ll get great reviews from the family! You can change up the flavor with fire roasted petite diced tomatoes for an extra kick. Using squash for this fall favorite gives a flavorful twist and great texture.

Ingredients: (We recommend organic and free range ingredients!)

  • 1 and 1/2 pounds boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 cup quinoa
  • 1 (~4 cups) small butternut squash
  • 1 can (15 ounces) kidney beans
  • 1 can (15 ounces) corn
  • 1 can (14 ounces) petite diced tomatoes
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 1 packet (1-2 ounces) fajita seasoning mix
  • 5 cups chicken broth
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Optional: fresh parsley, sour cream, your favorite shredded cheese

Method:

  • Remove the fat from the chicken.
  • Rinse the quinoa in a fine mesh sieve to remove the bitter saponin coating.
  • Peel, seed, and chop the butternut squash into small bite-sized pieces
  • Rinse and drain the kidney beans and corn.
  • Lightly grease your slow cooker with nonstick spray ( 6-quart crockpot).
  • Add in the chicken, quinoa, chopped squash,
  • Add kidney beans, corn, undrained tomatoes, garlic, and fajita seasoning packet.
  • (OR try a chili seasoning packet if you enjoy those flavors better).
  • Pour in the chicken broth and give everything a good stir.
  • Cover and cook on high for 3-4 hours
  • Optional: remove some of the squash and mash it with a potato masher, and return.
  • salt and pepper to taste and any other seasonings desired.
  • Garnish with fresh parsley if desired.
  • If desired, stir in some sour cream and some freshly grated cheese.
  • NOTE: Add more chicken broth, as needed

Enjoy!

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