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Chicken and Pumpkin Soup

Chicken and Pumpkin Soup Recipe is perfect for fall

Course Soup
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings 6 -8
Author Adapted from BudgetBites.com

Ingredients

  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 medium yellow onion
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 5 cups chicken broth
  • 1 whole large chicken breast 3/4 lb.
  • 1 can 15 oz., pumpkin pureé
  • 1 can 15 oz., black beans
  • 1/2 cup frozen corn kernels
  • 1-2 whole chipotle peppers in adobo sauce
  • 1 Tbsp cumin
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 bunch fresh cilantro

Instructions

  1. Dice the onion and mince the garlic.
  2. Add both to a large soup pot along with the olive oil and sauté over medium heat until the onions are translucent (3-5 min.)
  3. Add the chicken breast (whole) and chicken broth.
  4. Place a lid on the pot, turn the heat up to high, and allow it to come to a full boil.
  5. As soon as it reaches a boil, turn the heat down to low and allow the pot to simmer for 30 minutes.
  6. Make sure the pot does not stop simmering after turning down the heat ~ If it does, increase the heat slightly until it is gently simmering.
  7. After 30 minutes, remove the chicken breast from the broth and use two forks to shred the meat.
  8. Return the shredded meat to the pot.
  9. Add the pumpkin purée and stir until the it has mixed into the broth.
  10. Take one or two chipotle peppers from the can (one pepper for a milder soup, two for a spicier soup) and mince them.
  11. Add the minced peppers and about a teaspoon of the adobo sauce from the can to the soup.
  12. Rinse the black beans and add them to the soup, along with the frozen corn kernels and cumin.
  13. Allow the soup to come up to a simmer and cook for about 10 minutes more to allow the flavors to blend.
  14. Transfer to a slow cooker on low if you want to keep the soup warm and simmering until serving.
  15. Taste the soup and add about ½ teaspoon of salt if desired.
  16. Roughly chop the cilantro and stir it into the soup just before serving.