Butternut Squash Soup with Shredded Chicken
Butternut Squash Soup with Shredded Chicken

Prep: 15 minutes
Cook: 15 minutes • Serves: 4

1/2 cup raw pepitas
1 tablespoon PICS olive oil
1 small shallot, finely chopped
1 garlic clove, minced
1 package (16 ounces) butternut squash noodles
1 1/2 cups PICS unsalted chicken stock
2 tablespoons PICS maple syrup
1/2 teaspoon Full Circle nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon PICS salt
1 cup shredded skinless Market 32 rotisserie chicken breast meat
1/4 cup crème fraîche

1.In large skillet, toast pepitas over medium-high heat 4 minutes or until lightly browned and fragrant, stirring frequently; transfer to plate to cool.
2.In medium saucepot, heat oil over medium-high heat Add shallot; cook and stir 1 minute. Add garlic; cook and stir 30 seconds. Add squash; cook and stir 5 minutes. Add stock and heat to simmer; cook 5 minutes or until squash is tender. Stir in syrup, nutmeg and salt; cook 1 minute. Transfer squash mixture to blender; blend on high 2 minutes or until smooth, adding 1 to 2 tablespoons water, if necessary. Makes about 3 cups.
3.Serve soup topped with chicken, crème fraîche and pepitas.

Approximate nutritional values per serving:
301 Calories, 17g Fat (6g Saturated), 52mg Cholesterol, 442mg Sodium, 21g Carbohydrates, 4g Fiber, 18g Protein