Moroccan Chicken and Butternut Squash Soup

  • eviesmom Posted: 01/06/12
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    I loved this stew! It was quick to prepare, and so tasty! Just the right balance of spice. I used frozen cubed butternut squash, which made preparation much easier. The only thing I might add is an additional chicken thigh--the stew seemed a little light on protein.

  • RebeccaA48 Posted: 01/09/12
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    This was wonderful! We used fresh butternut squash and boneless skinless chicken breasts instead of thighs and substituted bulgur for the couscous since that's what we had on hand, and it was still a great soup for a cool weekday night! My guess is that it would be even better with couscous so we'll try that next time - and there will be a next time. Even my husband thought it was a filling meal with only Trader Joe's Oyster Crackers and no other side.

  • kayakGirl21 Posted: 01/13/12
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    This was an alright recipe and we finished it all but I don't think I'll make it again, just didn't really care for the flavors.

  • AngelaJW Posted: 01/25/12
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    So easy, and full of good flavors. I love trying new dishes, and this one is getting added into my rotation.

  • LDombeck Posted: 01/17/12
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    I liked this soup. I love to find new ways to use cinnamon in savory dishes. One change for next time, I will use chicken breast instead of thighs. Though the thigh meat was tender and moist, I prefer white meat. It was easy to throw together, especially when I prepped all the ingredients in the morning.

  • Jesspatsy Posted: 02/06/12
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    This was good for a weeknight dinner but not amazing. We made it with Israeli cous cous, which was good, and added a bit more salt than the recipe called for. The recipe was quick and easy. I'm on the fence about whether or not I would make it again.

  • SaraSpiegler Posted: 02/07/12
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    very easy to make, and has great flavor. would like a little more liquid in the soup, so may do 1/2 c of couscous next time.

  • promogal Posted: 01/19/12
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    Tasty soup, unique for sure. I doubled it to get four servings as we had this for dinner without any side dishes nor bread. The couscous gave it a nice consistency--it wasn't a watery soup. Will make again.

  • jreckamp Posted: 01/26/12
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    Fabulous recipe. Love the merging of flavors. Give it a try with the thighs. I usually prefer chicken breast but used the thighs, and it was delicious. My children don't usually like zucchini or couscous but loved them in this recipe. My 8 year old begs to take the leftovers in her lunch. Have made for lunch for friend on two separate occasions, and everyone raved about it. A keeper!

  • jhagwall78 Posted: 02/09/12
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    This soup was fantastic! The recipe was simple, and fantastically delicious. The healthy factor was just icing on the cake. Definitely try this recipe!

  • LuciaKeller Posted: 02/23/12
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    Overeall, pretty tasty, but it was definitely missing something. I added some hot sauce which made it much better.

  • nmchilecat Posted: 02/26/12
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    Hubby and I really liked this soup! It had a perfect balance of flavors. We like things spicy, so we used 1/4 tsp. red pepper. As we were eating it, hubby mentioned that naan would go great with it, so...next time. We will definitely make it again!

  • StaceyT Posted: 02/20/12
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    Tasty and aromatic- my house smelled great for hours! I followed the recipe exactly except for the garnishes- i didn't have basil so i dropped in a few little frozen basil puree cubes for the flavor and added spinach for the green. Yum! The only change I would make for next time (will definitely make this again!) is to cook the zucchini a bit longer (I like mine a bit more tender). I might add a cup or two more broth too, since i like a lot of liquid- would increase the spices in that case. Maybe throw in some chick peas too- why not?

  • meg0524 Posted: 02/11/12
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    Simple recipe but delicious. Great for a weeknight meal. I also used Israeli couscous and it worked well. I will definitely make this again!

  • pdxcook Posted: 03/31/12
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    very tasty. used 4 chicken thighs, bone in so cooked them a bit longer and just took the meat off the bone before serving. Didn't have tomato paste so used one of those chipotle peppers in adobo sauce and a 14 oz can of tomatoes. We felt more like a stew than soup so increased the cous cous to maybe 2/3 of a cup and tossed peas in at the end instead of zucchini. Excellent served with cornbread and just spicy enough.

  • adagoddess Posted: 10/29/12
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    If I could give it 10 stars, I would! This is the best soup I've had in a long time! Great flavors - the grated orange rind really takes it over the top. I doubled the recipe, as the package of chicken I had was almost twice what the recipe called for. I also used chopped fresh basil out of a tube that I found with the packaged herbs at the store. Next time I will freeze the chicken long enough to make it easier to chop (I hate handling raw chicken, so anything to make it quicker and easier, I'm all for). I'll also add a bit more broth. Fabulous recipe!

  • KitchenGnome Posted: 11/07/12
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    This is delicious, I've made it 3 or 4 times, the flavors are great! My only recommendation is to go easy on the orange rind...I use <1/2 the recommended amount...otherwise you get orange-flavored soup! You can always add it later if you decide you want it.

  • Jazzy1 Posted: 11/08/12
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    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.

  • MrsDay2010 Posted: 02/24/13
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    Easy weeknight meal. My 14 month old liked it as well as mom and dad. I served his over additional cous cous to make it easier to eat.

  • teacooking Posted: 03/11/12
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    This was a really hearty soup. I used chicken thighs which I never use but will be using more often. Definitely better flavor. Also used Israeli couscous since I had it on had. Would use quinoa next time and maybe some extra spice to amp up the flavor profile. All in all, a keeper.

  • Emilycg Posted: 03/01/13
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    Tastes just like something I would have gotten in Morocco. Brought back so many memories!! Great soup!

  • GayleR Posted: 10/16/12
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    Greenville, NC

    An enjoyable soup, even though I omitted the garnishes. Thicker than I expected... could add extra broth as StaceyT suggested. I did cook the zucchini longer so it was tender enough. I'll probably make this again.

  • omahasays Posted: 11/04/13
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    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

  • BeccahRN Posted: 11/26/13
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    We just made this last week (and made it as written) and it was DELICIOUS! We will definitely make it again.

  • suzannablu Posted: 01/03/14
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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.

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