Bright butternut squash gives beta-carotene, vitamin C, and fiber to this satisfying homemade soup. Serve it for dinner or—if you can't wait—lunch.


Recipe Summary

15 mins
55 mins


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Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees. In a roasting pan or rimmed baking sheet, toss together chicken, squash, onion, and oil; season with salt and pepper. Arrange in a single layer and roast until squash and chicken are cooked through, about 30 minutes.

  • Transfer chicken to a plate and let cool. Transfer squash and onions to a medium pot and add broth, cumin, and coriander. Bring to a simmer over medium-high. With a potato masher or back of a wooden spoon, mash some vegetables until soup is thick and chunky. Discard skin and bones from chicken; cut meat into small pieces and add to soup. Stir in lemon juice; season to taste with salt and pepper. To serve, top with fresh cilantro, if desired.

Reviews (11)

246 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 60
  • 4 star values: 89
  • 3 star values: 64
  • 2 star values: 22
  • 1 star values: 11
Rating: 5 stars
Delicious! All the family loved it, including my 3 1/2 year old and 10 months old sons. I made it with leftover roast chicken which I boiled a long time + picked every last piece of meat and skin off the chicken (no waste). I added a bit more freshly ground coriander seed than called for (about 1 teaspoon). I served it with cheesy croutons made from a piece of stale crusty bread I had, tossed in olive oil and shallow fried till golden, and finished off with a grating of mature cheddar. Yum!
Rating: 5 stars
Excellent soup, very hearty. I took it to a party & everyone loved it, even the picky eaters. I had roasted a chicken the day before, so I just roasted the squash and onions with some of the leftover chicken drippings, then added diced meat from the leftover chicken, both white and dark meat. I will make this again. You could make the recipe even easier by buying already diced butternut squash and store-made roasted chicken. It was beautiful, too - the orange stew topped with green cilantro.
Rating: Unrated
This was simple and delicious! Definitely will make again. I shredded a leftover rotisserie chicken breast, added some cinnamon and topped with crispy kale. Tasted and smelled just like autumn.
Rating: Unrated
Made this stew tonight. Used chicken breast instead but we absolutely love this. The flavors are so good. Served it with some good Irish Soda bread I had made. Very, very, good! :)
Rating: Unrated
Delicious. Followed the recipe exactly, but my chicken needed an extra 20 minutes in the oven.
Rating: Unrated
This recipe is super good! Anything with butternut squash tastes delicious. I added some McCormick Hot Mexican Style Chili Powder to it for some extra flavor. It really underlined the roasting and cumin flavors and was a good balance to the sweetness of the butternut squash.
Rating: 5 stars
Absolutely delicious, but I added corn cut off two cobs of corn and the leaves from a single bunch of kale. *to die for* I think adding chicken broth, and using half a roast chicken I already had on hand made this especially tasty :)
Rating: Unrated
Wonderful rich and savory soup! I made numerous times last winter and am excited to have it for dinner tonight! Simple, delicious and healthy!
Rating: 2 stars
Really disappointing! I was excited to make this, based on the 5 star reviews, but this was a huge greasy mess - I should have used chicken breasts and maybe it would have turned out better? I ended up puree-ing it in hopes of salvaging it, instead of just tossing the whole thing. I don't know if I will be making this recipe again.
Rating: 5 stars
This is a favorite of my husbands. Big Hit at our house, and super easy.
Rating: Unrated
This soup is a huge hit! I definitely have found a new favorite recipe.