We got our first snowfall here in Wisconsin just this morning. I was definitely not expecting snow yet and not prepared for it. But it reminds me I get to take full advantage of all the comfort foods that come with the cold season.
Last night I decided to make chicken and squash soup. Its squash and pumpkin season, and I love buying the local produce available to me. I used butternut squash, golden potatoes, healing leafy greens, gut loving bone broth, and various anti-inflammatory and immune boosting herbs and spices.
Give it a try! You will not be disappointed! (I should also mention I made this in a pressure cooker so it cooked in 20 minutes. But you can cook on regular stove top – will just take more time to cook squash and potatoes.)
SQUASH & CHICKEN SOUP
(SERVES 5-6 PEOPLE)
- 3 pounds free range chicken breast
- half of one large butternut squash
- 3 large golden potatoes
- 3 liters of chicken bone broth
- 1 packet of Collagen Bone Broth
- one bunch of chopped collards
- one bunch of chopped kale
- spices: ginger, turmeric, sea salt, black pepper, garlic, and any other of your choice!
- (Optional) – I also used a few spoons of sofrito
Season and cook your chicken all the way through adding spices and sofrito. Then add the remaining ingredients with the liquid broth being added last. Make sure you have enough liquid to cover everything. If you don’t, just add water until ingredients are submerged, and adjust seasonings to you liking. Cook in pressure cooker for 20 minutes. Or on the stove top for one to two hours (until potatoes are cooked all the way through).
This soup is high in protein so you’re getting lots of aminos for building, healing and repairing the body. It’s also high in gut loving bone broth, herbs and spices, and greens that are easy to digest and breakdown, feed your good gut microbes, keep you gut cell wall strong reducing permeability. Plus its got different forms of fiber from the squash and potatoes so you stay fuller longer while pulling toxins from your bloodstream to be “pooped” out.
Let me know how you enjoy your soup or what modifications you made to personalize it to you liking. Happy cooking!