Chicken alphabet soup

READY IN: 1hr 5mins
Recipe by Hey Jude

Here's a comforting soup for a chilly day! This is a good soup for children's lunches when made with the alphabet macaroni.

Top Review by cuisinebymae

This is great soup! I didn't have any chicken already cooked, so I covered the chicken with water and added carrot, onion, garlic, celery, salt and pepper to make my own broth, which I strained. I didn't have any zucchini, so I substituted 2 stalks of celery. Seasoning was perfect. The tomato was a nice addition. The kids loved the alphabet noodles. Would definitely make this again.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 large onion, finely chopped
  • 6 cups chicken stock (homemade or canned broth)
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 12 teaspoon thyme leaves
  • 14 teaspoon pepper
  • 14 cup chopped parsley
  • 3 medium carrots, thinly sliced
  • 12 cup alphabet pasta or 12 cup other small macaroni noodles, for soup
  • 1 small zucchini, chopped
  • 1 medium tomatoes, peeled,seeded and chopped
  • 3 cups diced cooked chicken


  1. Heat oil in a 4-5 quart pan over medium heat; add onion and cook, stirring occasionally, until soft (about 10 minutes).
  2. Add stock, garlic, thyme, pepper and parsley; bring to a boil over high heat, reduce heat, cover and simmer for 15 minutes.
  3. Stir in carrots and macaroni; simmer, uncovered, until macaroni and carrots are tender, about 10 minutes.
  4. Stir in zucchini, tomato and chicken; heat until steaming.

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