February 2, 2010

Chicken Vegetable Soup

How can you go wrong with chicken and vegetable soup?  Healthy, low-fat, high protein, and all the comfort you can stand for one meal.  I used pastina for the pasta in this dish... they are the tiniest little stars that you could imagine.  You can use whatever pasta you choose.  Brown rice instead of pasta would be a good alternative, too.

Chicken Vegetable Soup
1/2 onion, diced
2 carrots, coarsely grated
1 carrot, sliced
3 ribs celery, diced
3 cloves garlic, pressed
32 oz. chicken broth
1/2 cup frozen peas
2 boneless, skinless, chicken breasts
2 T tomato paste
1/2 cup pasta

Season chicken with salt and pepper.  Coat with a little olive oil and roast in a 350 F degree oven for 30 minutes, or until tender.  Remove from oven, and with two forks, shred chicken into bite-sized pieces.

Saute onion, grated carrots, celery and garlic in olive oil until tender.  Add chicken broth; bring to a boil.  Add tomato paste and pasta, turn down heat and simmer for 20 minutes.

Add shredded chicken and peas.  Bring to a boil.  Turn off heat and serve with a garnish or parsley and crusty, toasted bread.


  1. I've never added peas to my soup. What a great idea, they're so sweet.

    I'll have to make a pot this weekend.

  2. Looks like a delicious chicken soup with pasta & vegetables!

  3. Man, I want some soup now. Looks great!

  4. My mom always makes something like this for us when we are sick! Pastina brings back so many memories for me....

    This is a beautiful soup. So much color and vibrancy.

  5. Yum you put garlic in your soup. I never have, will have to add that next time!

  6. soup soup everywhere today seems like... And all so filling, love em all

  7. What a lovely soup. As to which wing recipe...pick the best :-).

  8. I can never have enough soup recipes. As I add this one to my "soups" folder, I will have reached 225 total. Do I have a soup recipe problem?

  9. What a wonderful soup, Karen! This would chase away even the coldest winter chill-just what I need!

  10. Thank you! I absolutely LOOOOOOOOVE a good vegetable soup, and I try all recipes for the same. Sometime in the next week or so...

  11. I just love soups Karen and on a nite like this one.. the perfect meal!

  12. What a beautiful soup. Perfect for our upcoming snow storm in the North East!


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