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Quick Chicken Noodle Soup

Quick Chicken Noodle Soup
Photo: Randy Mayor; Styling: Leigh Ann Ross
Total time 20 mins
Yield

6 servings (serving size: about 1 cup)

Full of down-home flavor, this classic soup can be on your table in 20 minutes or less.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups water
  • 1 (32-ounce) carton fat-free, lower-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 cup prechopped onion
  • 1/2 cup prechopped celery
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 medium carrot, chopped
  • 6 ounces fusilli pasta
  • 2 1/2 cups shredded skinless, boneless rotisserie chicken breast
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley

Nutrition Information

  • calories 237
  • fat 4.8 g
  • satfat 1 g
  • monofat 2.4 g
  • polyfat 0.9 g
  • protein 22.9 g
  • carbohydrate 23.9 g
  • fiber 1.7 g
  • cholesterol 50 mg
  • iron 1.8 mg
  • sodium 589 mg
  • calcium 28 mg

How to Make It

  1. Combine 2 cups water and chicken broth in a microwave-safe dish, and microwave at HIGH for 5 minutes.

  2. While broth mixture heats, heat a large saucepan over medium-high heat. Add oil to pan; swirl to coat. Add onion, celery, salt, pepper, and carrot; sauté 3 minutes or until almost tender, stirring frequently. Add hot broth mixture and pasta; bring to a boil. Cook 7 minutes or until pasta is almost al dente. Stir in chicken; cook 1 minute or until thoroughly heated. Stir in parsley.

Cook's Notes

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