Alphabet Chicken Soup

Alphabet Chicken Soup Recipe
Photo: Oxmoor House
"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

Yield:

Makes 10 cups soup (serving size: 1 cup)

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Recipe Time

Prep: 5 Minutes
Cook: 30 Minutes

Nutritional 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

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

Preparation

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.

Note:

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May 2007
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