Chicken and Pumpkin Soup

Thanksgiving in a bowl.


  1. Preheat oven to 400°.
  2. In a small bowl, combine black pepper, salt, 2 teaspoons sage, Italian seasoning, garlic powder and onion powder.
  3. In a medium bowl, combine 2 tablespoons of the spice mixture with 2 tablespoons of the vegetable oil. Add onions, carrots and celery. Stir to coat and spread in the bottom of a roasting pan.
  4. Rub the chicken breasts with the remaining vegetable oil and spice mixture. Place the chicken breasts on top of vegetables. Pour 2 cups chicken broth on bottom of pan.
  5. Place roasting pan in oven and cook 40 minutes, or until internal temperature reaches 165 degrees.
  6. Remove chicken breasts from oven, place on a cutting board and lightly tent with aluminum foil. Let rest for 20 minutes. Strain vegetables from pan juices, reserve both.
  7. In a small pot, melt butter. Whisking constantly, add flour and cook until golden brown, 2-3 minutes.
  8. Whisk in remaining broth and pan juices. Bring to a boil, lower heat and simmer for 15 minutes, whisking occasionally.
  9. Add pumpkin and 2 teaspoons sage, simmer for 5 minutes.
  10. Dice chicken and add to pot along with vegetables, heat for 10 minutes.

Recipe courtesy of Chef Jonathan,
ALDI Test Kitchen


1 teaspoon Stonemill Essentials Ground Black Pepper

½ teaspoon Stonemill Essentials Iodized Salt

4 teaspoons minced fresh sage, divided

2 teaspoons Stonemill Essentials Italian Seasoning

1 teaspoon Stonemill Essentials Garlic Powder

1 teaspoon Stonemill Essentials Onion Powder

4 tablespoons Carlini Vegetable Oil, divided

3 medium onions, diced

4 carrots, peeled, halved and sliced on a bias ¼-inch thick

2 ribs celery, sliced on a bias ¼-inch thick

2 pounds Kirkwood Fresh Chicken Breasts

6 cups Chef's Cupboard Chicken Broth, divided

2 tablespoons Countryside Creamery Unsalted Butter

¼ cup flour Baker's Corner All Purpose Flour

¾ cup Baker's Corner 100% Pure Canned Pumpkin*

*These are Seasonal items that are only in stores for a limited time and may no longer be available.

Prep Time:
20 minutes

Cook Time:
1 hour, 10 minutes

Total Time:
1 hour, 30 minutes