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How to make easy Chicken and Pasta soup on feedingboys.co.uk
Chicken and Pasta Soup
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
20 mins

A quick and easy chicken and pasta soup recipe that will comfort a cold and leave you feeling nourished

Course: Soup
Servings: 4
Author: Katie Bryson
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 knob butter
  • 1 large carrot cut into thin julienne strips
  • 1 lemon zest and juice
  • 4 sprigs fresh flat leaf parsley leaves picked, stalks finely chopped
  • 1 tsp garlic paste or one crushed garlic clove
  • 200g cooked chicken pieces shredded
  • 1 litre chicken stock
  • 150 g pasta shapes
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 100g savoy cabbage shredded
  • 100 ml madeira optional
  1. Heat the olive oil and butter in a large saucepan over a gentle heat, add the carrot strips, lemon zest, parsley stalks and garlic and soften for a few minutes.

  2. Add the chicken pieces, giving a good stir before adding the hot chicken stock, pasta and bay leaf. Bring to the boil and then reduce the heat and simmer with a lid on for 10 minutes until the pasta is just cooked though.

  3. Add the cabbage, lemon juice and madeira and allow to simmer for a few more minutes. Check the seasoning and add salt and pepper to taste. Serve scattered with the chopped parsley leaves.

Recipe Notes

Tip: Frozen cooked chicken breast pieces go really well in this soup and are excellent value.

Go veggie: For a vegetarian alternative use vegetable stock and quorn pieces or marinated tofu.