Make Ahead Monday: Chicken Squash Chowder

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Today’s recipe makes good use of leftover chicken and squash and, in our case, some of the home-canned foods we put up this summer – most notably chicken stock and sweet corn (part of our 80/20 indulgence).  It’s always a good thing when you can grab a bunch of tasty things that you’ve already cooked. toss them into a pot and serve up something delicious in about 20 minutes.  If that isn’t a good definition of something that was made ahead, I don’t know what is.  And, like most soups, it is even better the next day.

Beloved really, really liked this.

Chicken Squash Chowder

Chicken Squash Chowder

serves 4

2 tablespoons lard or butter
1 medium onion, chopped
1 1/2 cups butternut squash, roasted and mashed
1 1/2 teaspoons curry powder
4 cups chicken stock, preferably homemade
1 cup coconut milk
1 cup fresh corn kernels, optional
2 cups chopped, cooked chicken
Salt and freshly-ground black pepper, to taste

In a large heavy pot, heat lard or butter over medium-high; add onion and cook until soft and translucent, about 5 minutes. Add the curry powder and cook, stirring frequently, until fragrant, about 2 minutes more.

Reduce the heat to low; add the chicken stock, coconut milk, chicken and corn (if using) and simmer, uncovered, for about 15 minutes.

Season to taste with salt and pepper and serve.

Nutrition (per serving): 400 calories, 23.1g total fat, 13.3mg cholesterol, 848.2mg sodium, 1089mg potassium, 41.1g carbohydrates, 7g fiber, 10.1g sugar, 12.5g protein.

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8 thoughts on “Make Ahead Monday: Chicken Squash Chowder”

  1. Im confused as to when to put in the squash? I didn’t see it in the details only the ingredient list. Help!


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