Alphabet Chicken Soup

Photo: Oxmoor House
Your toddler will love finding and recognizing letters in their soup. Look for whole-wheat alphabet pasta for added fiber and vitamins.

Yield:

10 adult servings (serving size: 1 cup)

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Nutritional Information

Calories 111
Caloriesfromfat 0.0 %
Fat 3.5 g
Satfat 0.7 g
Monofat 1.3 g
Polyfat 1.1 g
Protein 12 g
Carbohydrate 7.9 g
Fiber 0.8 g
Cholesterol 25 mg
Iron 0.6 mg
Sodium 562 mg
Calcium 16 mg

Ingredients

1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1 medium onion, chopped
2 carrots, chopped
2 celery ribs, chopped
2 garlic cloves, minced
2 (32-ounce) containers fat-free, less-sodium chicken broth
2 cups chopped cooked chicken
1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
1/2 cup uncooked alphabet-shaped pasta

Preparation

1. Heat oil in a Dutch oven over medium-high heat until hot. Add onion, carrot, and celery to pan. Sauté vegetables 5 minutes; add garlic, and sauté 1 minute or until vegetables are tender and mixture smells good. Stir in broth, chicken, and thyme. Bring to a boil; reduce heat, and simmer, stirring occasionally, 15 minutes. Stir in pasta, and cook 8 minutes or just until pasta is tender.

Note:

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Cooking Light First Foods

August 2010