Chicken Pumpkin Soup


I love, love, love the fall!  Halloween is my favorite time of year.  I adore scarfs, warm wool sweaters, hot tea and of course soups.   Usually in the fall I tend to make a creamy smooth pumpkin soup  but this year I decided to make it a bit different.

My green thumb for growing squash this year turned brown.  I know its not entirely all my fault but next year I do know what to do differently.  I guess that’s what happens when you move into a new environment with unfamiliar growing conditions and in a new house.  I was keeping my fingers crossed but my little butternuts and sugar pumpkins just didn’t produce.  Luckily my herbs did fabulous!  I did use my pineapple sage in this but I am sure regular culinary sage would work just as well.

Chicken Pumpkin Soup
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  • 1/4 cup Ghee or Grass Fed Butter
  • 1 lb. Free Range Chicken Breast cubed
  • 3 cloves of Garlic
  • 1/2 Yellow onion
  • 1 tble Honey
  • 2 cups Chicken Broth
  • 1/2 cup Water
  • 1 16 oz can of Pumpkin or freshly pureed
  • 2 cups cubed Pumpkin or Yams
  • 1/2 cup Half & Half
  • 5 leaves of fresh Pineapple Sage
  • 2 sprigs fresh Rosemary
  • 1 tsp fresh Thyme
  • 5 medium sized Basil Leaves
  • 1 tsp Cayenne Pepper
  • 1 tsp Cinnamon
  • Salt and Pepper to taste


  1. In a dutch oven heat ghee/butter over a medium heat.
  2. When the ghee/butter is melted add in the cubed pumpkin and chicken.
  3. Cook till almost half way done and chicken is white all around and pink inside.
  4. Pour in the remaining ingredients, except half & half, and turn the heat up to medium high.
  5. Once the soup is at a boil bring it down to a simmer and cover for about 15-20 minutes.
  6. Pour in half & half, mix and serve.

I wasn’t sure how my little one to like this recipe.  He isn’t a big fan of soups but when I asked him how he liked it his reply was “Mom, can you make this again sometime? I really like it.”   So if my four year old liked it that much I will definitely be making this a standard soup in my house.

This is a broth soup and not your typical creamy pumpkin soup.  Perfect for those sick days.  I did have the brilliant idea of making this soup in the crock pot with a whole chicken for Thanksgiving.  I will have to keep everyone up dated on that one!  Happy Fall everyone!


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  1. Tiffany @ No Ordinary Homestead says

    That sounds so delicious! Love the combination of herbs :)

    Thanks for linking up at the Natural Life Link Up at NOH!

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