Southwestern Chicken and Butternut Squash Chowder

  • Yield servings

Ingredients

3 tablespoons olive oil
1/4 cup chopped scallions ( white parts only)
1 large onion, chopped
1 -- fresh jalapeno, seeded and finely chopped
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
3 cups peeled and cubed butternut squash
1 -- taco seasoning mix
3 1/4 cups Natural Goodness Chicken broth (26 fl oz)(I prefer Swanson's)
1 cup water
1 -- (10 oz) Box frozen Sweet Kernal Corn (not thawed)
1 can of Black Beans, rinsed and drained
2 cups shredded precooked rotessire chicken
3 tablespoons fresh lime juice
1/4 cup finely chopped fresh cilantro
-- Salt to taste
-- Lime wedges
1 -- bag Texarkana Hot pita chips(prefer Stacy's)

Instructions

Heat oil in a 5- to 6-quart heavy pot over moderate heat until hot but not smoking, then cook scallions, onion, jalapeno, salt, and pepper, stirring occasionally, until onion is pale golden, about 8 minutes.
Meanwhile, peel and cube butternut squash.
Add taco seasoning mix, broth, water, and squash to onion mixture and cover pot, then bring to a boil over high heat.
Reduce heat and simmer, uncovered, stirring occasionally, until squash is very tender, 12 to 14 minutes.
Coarsely mash squash in pot with a potato masher. Stir in corn , black beans, and chicken and simmer, uncovered, 3 minutes.
Stir in lime juice, cilantro, and salt to taste. Ladle Soup into six individual soup bowls. Serve with lime wedges and Texarkana Hot Pita Chips. Serves: 6, prep time: 15 minutes, cooking time: 25 minutes

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