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Curly Noodle Chicken Soup

Rated as 4.47 out of 5 Stars

"Diners will ladle out praises all around the table when you serve this flavorful soup. 'My husband and three sons can't get enough of it,' says Maxine Pierson of San Ramon, California. 'I created this recipe for a dinner I hosted for a group of friends. The main course was Italian, and I needed a good soup, so I converted a favorite tortilla soup recipe by substituting pasta and adding different seasonings.'"
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1 h 35 m servings
Original recipe yields 9 servings


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  1. In a large saucepan or Dutch oven, saute the chicken, onion, celery, carrots and garlic in butter and oil for 5 minutes. Stir in the flour, basil, oregano and pepper until blended. Gradually add broth and tomatoes. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 1 hour. Return to a boil; stir in the pasta. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 12-15 minutes or until pasta is tender.


  • Nutritional Analysis: One serving (1 cup) equals 193 calories, 8 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 36 mg cholesterol, 652 mg sodium, 16 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 15 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 starch, 1 lean meat, 1 fat.


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I have been making this soup for the last couple of years. Originally saw it in Light and Tasty magazine. It is wonderful! There is nothing left when my family of 4 gets done. Even my daught...

My family loved it. I think it would be perfect if cheese-filled tortellini were substituted for the spiral pasta, and maybe some italian green beans were thrown in for good measure. I made it...

This is very good. I "tweaked" it a little though: I used green onions instead of a regular onion, and otherwise basically doubled the recipe except instead of adding double the carrots, celer...

My family LOVED it the only thing I would add is to top with Parmesan cheese also a warning that you need a really big pot.

What an awesome soup! Only change I made- and it wasn't intentional- was I used a can of chili ready diced tomatoes- didn't realize it till I already added it to the soup! I panicked, thinking i...

This is absolutely the simplest and best tasting chicken noodle soup. I made it as the recipe called for, and it completely disappeared. My dad had me make it again. This time I made a double ba...

Yep, 5 stars for this base recipe. My Mom had to get a surprise cold, so...I quickly thawed 2 bone in w/skin chicken breasts. I chopped up the onion/celery/carrots (did more carrots vs celery) a...

It was "really" tasty !! I added more chicken, carrots, celery than it called for (maybe 1/2lbs more chicken, a whole bunch of celery, and 3 more carrots, and I substituted 1 can 14.5oz Del Mont...

This has to be one of the best soup recipes I have ever made. I did not have spiral pasta so I used Mrs. Kluski's noodles instead & had to add about two cups of water. It was a 10 on my list.....