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Chiarello's Chicken and Pastina Soup

Rated as 4.9 out of 5 Stars

"This fresh, bright soup with chicken, tomatoes and pasta is loaded with vegetables for a light but satisfying dinner or first course."
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Ingredients

servings 224 cals
Original recipe yields 10 servings

Directions

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  1. Place chicken in 12-inch skillet. Add 1 carton of the broth. Heat to boiling. Reduce heat; cover and simmer 20 minutes or until juice of chicken is clear when center of thickest part is cut (170 degrees F).
  2. Meanwhile, in 5-quart stockpot, heat oil over medium heat. Add onion, carrot and celery; cook 8 to 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until vegetables are tender.
  3. Drain chicken, reserving broth; set chicken aside. Strain broth; add to vegetables. Stir remaining carton of broth, the tomatoes, salt, pepper and bay leaf into stockpot. Heat to boiling. Stir in pasta. Reduce heat; cover and simmer 15 minutes.
  4. Shred or cut chicken into bite-size pieces; add to soup. Stir in greens just until wilted. Remove bay leaf. Serve with a sprinkle of additional freshly ground pepper and the cheese.

Footnotes

  • Michael's Tips
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Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 224 calories; 4.3 g fat; 19.9 g carbohydrates; 24.4 g protein; 49 mg cholesterol; 899 mg sodium. Full nutrition

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Excellent. Just that simple. I used fresh tomatoes (skinned and seeded) and homemade chicken broth made from a rotisserie chicken carcass. Along with the celery, onion and carrots I added the ...

This made a good soup which had a nice sweetness to it. -Used more greens and did not measure a thing Just put it in a pot and add he greens at the end

A perfect soup for any time of year! I picked up some chard at the farmers market and wanted to find a healthy dish to make with it. I came across this recipe and loved it for a nice light summe...

I used leftover rotissere chicken so it was even quicker and easier. Sauteed a clove of garlic with the onion, celery, and carrots, and used baby spinach as the greens. My little kids loved tha...

Loved the flavors in this soup. I did add chicken base to this recipe to up the flavor. I also boiled my pasta separately and added it at the end so that it wouldn't soak up all my soup liquid ...

Absolutely delicious! An easy recipe that I did not change one bit. I did need to add more broth after the soup sat for awhile as the pasta sucks up alot of the broth. After the first time, I...

This soup is a regular in my home. I prepared this dish with frozen mustard green, because that's what I had on hand and it was great. If you choose a frozen green remember to drain very well.

Have been making this soup for years now. I cut back on the amount of acini de pepe a bit so it's not so thick. It's wonderful and full of bright flavors. It's a staple for me in the winter.

This soup is delicious. Actually restaurant quality. I followed recipe closely, but used frozen chopped spinach for the greens. My family loves to eat soup so this will be a new one in our rot...