1 zucchini, quartered lengthwise and sliced into 3/4-inch pieces
1/2 cup coarsely chopped fresh basil
2 teaspoons grated orange rind
How to Make It
Heat a Dutch oven over medium heat. Add oil to pan; swirl to coat. Add onion, and cook for 4 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add chicken; cook for 4 minutes, browning on all sides. Add cumin, cinnamon, and pepper to pan; cook 1 minute, stirring constantly. Add butternut squash and tomato paste; cook 1 minute. Stir in Chicken Stock, scraping pan to loosen browned bits. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat, and simmer 8 minutes. Stir in couscous, salt, and zucchini; cook 5 minutes or until squash is tender. Remove pan from heat. Stir in chopped basil and orange rind.
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We love this soup, and have made it several times. Instead of chicken, we almost always use a large can of chickpeas (or a bag of dry chickpeas if I remember to cook them ahead of time). It's a great, warming, easy-to-prepare weeknight meal.
So delicious! It made our whole house smell amazing. Such a nice, hearty fall dinner. The couscous adds some really nice body to it. Next time I will probably let it cook a little longer at the end so that the squash and zucchini are more tender. We loved the orange taste, although going lighter on the rinds might bring out some of the other flavors more. Highly recommended!
This soup had fantastic flavor ! I agree with the other reviews, go a a little light with the orange rind. I used chicken breast and skipped the couscous because I didn't have any chicken thighs or couscous and the recipe still turned out great. I'm actually planning on making for a second time tonight
This soup is yummy. The flavors are wonderful. It makes a great lunch along with a tossed salad. I didn't use as much orange zest as called for in the recipe. I used about half, and it was plenty of orange aroma for me. Will definitely make again.
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