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Easier Chicken Noodle Soup

Jennifer Causey

Active time 35 mins
Total time 35 mins
Yield

Serves 6 (serving size: about 1 1/3 cups)

Using cheese-filled tortellini as the noodle here adds more flavor than plain pasta; a hint of miso further enriches the broth. You can make the soup a couple of days ahead--just leave out the pasta, as it will swell once it goes into the liquid. Reheat the soup until it comes to a simmer. Then add the tortellini, and cook 6 minutes.

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 1/2 cups chopped yellow onion
  • 1 1/3 cups thinly sliced carrot
  • 1 cup thinly sliced celery
  • 4 cups unsalted chicken stock (such as Swanson)
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 1 tablespoon white miso
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 (9-oz.) pkg. whole-wheat 3-cheese tortellini (such as Buitoni)
  • 8 ounces skinless rotisserie chicken breast, shredded (about 2 cups)
  • 1/3 cup chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley

Nutrition Information

  • calories 281
  • fat 10.3 g
  • satfat 2.4 g
  • monofat 6.1 g
  • polyfat 1 g
  • protein 22 g
  • carbohydrate 26 g
  • fiber 5 g
  • cholesterol 59 mg
  • iron 2 mg
  • sodium 637 mg
  • calcium 109 mg
  • sugars 5 g
  • Est. Added Sugars 0 g

How to Make It

  1. Heat oil in a Dutch oven over medium-high. Add onion, carrot, and celery; sauté 8 minutes. Add stock, water, miso, pepper, and salt; increase heat to high. Bring to a boil. Cover and reduce heat to medium-low; simmer 5 minutes. Stir in tortellini. Cover and reduce heat to medium; cook 6 minutes. Stir in chicken and parsley.