Alphabet Chicken Soup

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.

Southern Living SEPTEMBER 2005

  • Yield: Makes about 10 cups
  • Cook time: 29 Minutes
  • Prep time: 10 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)
  • 2 cups Seasoned Shredded Chicken
  • 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.


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