Alphabet Chicken Soup

If you want to use homemade broth but don't quite have 8 cups, use commercial broth to make up the difference. Any small pasta will work in this recipe.


Makes about 10 cups

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Recipe Time

Prep: 10 Minutes
Cook: 29 Minutes


1 medium onion, chopped
2 carrots, chopped
2 celery stalks, chopped
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
2 garlic cloves, minced
2 (32-ounce) containers chicken broth (8 cups)
1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
Salt and pepper to taste
1/2 cup alphabet-shaped pasta, uncooked


Sauté first 3 ingredients in hot oil in a Dutch oven over medium-high heat 5 minutes; add garlic, and sauté 1 minute. Stir in broth, chicken, thyme, and salt and pepper to taste. Bring to a boil; reduce heat, and simmer, stirring occasionally, 15 minutes. Stir in pasta, and cook 8 more minutes.


September 2005
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