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chicken and spaghetti squash soup in a patterned bowl with a spoon and linen napkin
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Chicken & Spaghetti Squash Soup

A hearty and delicious soup that's easy to prepare. The spaghetti squash act like noodles but with more flavour!
Prep Time0 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Course: Soup
Cuisine: All
Keyword: Chicken, soup, spaghetti squash
Servings: 8 to 10 servings
Author: Andrea

Ingredients

  • 1 medium spaghetti squash
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 large onion, white or yellow, diced
  • 2 large carrots, peeled and diced
  • 2 large celery stalks, diced
  • 1/2 lb mushrooms, optional, sliced or diced
  • 1/4 cup chopped garlic
  • 1 tsp fresh thyme or 1/2 tsp dried
  • 8 cups chicken or vegetable stock
  • 4 cups shredded or diced cooked chicken.
  • 6 cups baby arugula or spinach
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

Spaghetti Squash

  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
  • Cut squash in half lengthwise and scoop out the seeds with a spoon.
  • Rub insides and cut edges with olive oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  • Place cut side down on a parchment or foil lined tray and bake for 50 minutes. While the squash is baking you can prepare the rest of the soup.

The Soup

  • Heat olive oil over medium heat in a large soup pot.
  • Add onion, carrots and celery and sauté for approximately 6 minutes or until starting to soften.
  • Add mushrooms, garlic and thyme. Continue cooking over medium heat, stirring occasionally for another 6 mins.
  • Add stock and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to a simmer.
  • Add chicken and arugula or spinach (if your squash is done you can add it here) and simmer gently for 10 minutes.
  • When the squash is done remove from the oven, flip over and scrape out the flesh with a fork. Add to the soup pot.
  • Taste and season with salt and pepper as needed.

Notes

  1. Soup will keep, covered, in the refrigerator for 5 days or in the freezer for 6 months. 
  2. If you don't have cooked chicken on hand you can cook the chicken right in the soup. Just dice it up and add it in at step # 4 and simmer for 10 minutes before adding the rest of the ingredients.