Chicken and Vegetable Soup | Pika Chakula

Chicken and Vegetable Soup

2013-01-11

Tiny pasta stars will up the fun factor. Or try orzo, alphabet, ditalini, or another small pasta. Swap in your kids’ favorite veggies—spinach or zucchini are good options. Don’t skip the nutty Parmesan, which adds extra depth to the soup’s broth.

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 1/2 cup chopped carrot
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 thyme sprig
  • 3 cups fat-free, lower-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 (14.5-ounce) can no-salt-added, fire-roasted diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1/2 cup uncooked orzo (rice-shaped pasta) or pastina (tiny star-shaped pasta)
  • 5 ounces green beans, cut into 1-inch pieces (about 1 cup)
  • 1 cup shredded skinless, boneless rotisserie chicken breast
  • 2 ounces fresh Parmesan cheese, grated (about 1/2 cup)

Method:

1. Heat a Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add oil to pan; swirl to coat. Add onion and next 5 ingredients (through thyme) to pan; sauté 4 minutes. Add broth and tomatoes; bring to a boil. Add pasta and beans; cook 5 minutes. Stir in chicken, and sprinkle with cheese. Discard thyme.

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Recipe Comments

  1. posted by nick s on Feb 17, 2013

    I’m just making plain old chicken vegetable soup in the crock pot.

  2. posted by Jerosh Nagulachandran on Mar 17, 2013

    I love soup and I’m looking for any kind of recipes that are for spicy vegetable soups.
    I’d also like if noodles were involved in the recipe.
    Sort of like an asian style flavour

    Does anyone know any recipes? Thanks.
    Oh man..you guys are making my mouth water! Yum!

  3. posted by lucasg615 on Mar 23, 2013

    My fiancee is very picky with his food so I am hesitate to make meals for him other than the basic stuff. Now that I have a week off from school I want to make him some good home-cooked meals. He likes vegetable soup but with beef, not chicken. Anyone have a good recipe for vegetable soup that I can make from scratch (but hopefully not too difficult)? I do not have a slow cooker or a huge soup pan. thanks for any ideas!

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