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Alphabet Chicken Soup

Photo: Oxmoor House
Prep time 5 mins
Cook time 30 mins
Yield Makes 10 cups soup (serving size: 1 cup)
"I like to scoop up the letters and try to make words before I eat them. My name is hard to do because it's long, but my brother's name is Mac. It's easy!" --Natalie, Age 9

Ingredients

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

Nutrition Information

  • calories 111
  • caloriesfromfat 28 %
  • 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

How to Make It

  1. 1 Heat oil in a Dutch oven over medium-high heat until hot. Stir in onion, carrot, and celery. Sauté vegetables in hot oil 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.

Cook's Notes

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