I made a much quicker version of this soup using frozen chicken breast; I added the frozen chicken when at the same time as the carrots. I also used an entire bunch of swiss chard. My entire family loved it, even my 11 year old son!
Our family liked it. I only made a few changes. I used canned chicken and didn't use swiss chard. I sprinkled with Original Goldfish and the kids liked that part a lot. Oh, the freezer was out of plain carrots, so I used carrot/pea mix. Will make again in these winter months. Thanks!