Chicken Alphabet Soup Recipe
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Chicken Alphabet Soup Recipe

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I'm a teenager and love to make this fun chicken soup for my family. It makes me so happy when they tell me how much they like it! —Sarah Mackey, New Smyrna Beach, Florida
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total TIme: 25 min.
MAKES:10 servings
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TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total TIme: 25 min.
MAKES: 10 servings


  • 3 medium carrots, chopped
  • 2 celery ribs, chopped
  • 3/4 cup chopped sweet onion
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 quarts chicken broth
  • 3 cups cubed cooked chicken breast
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1-1/2 cups uncooked alphabet pasta
  • 3 tablespoons minced fresh parsley

Nutritional Facts

1 cup equals 163 calories, 4 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 26 mg cholesterol, 828 mg sodium, 20 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 12 g protein.


  1. In a Dutch oven, saute the carrots, celery and onion in oil until tender. Stir in the broth, chicken and thyme. Bring to a boil. Stir in pasta. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 10 minutes or until pasta is tender. Stir in parsley. Yield: 10 servings (2-1/2 quarts).
Originally published as Chicken Alphabet Soup in Taste of Home February/March 2009, p30

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Reviewed Oct. 9, 2013

"I made a half of batch, only had carrots on hand yet it was a hit with my family. I will definitely make it again!"

Reviewed Sep. 6, 2013

"Great recipe, thanks for sharing Sarah!"

Reviewed Aug. 28, 2013

"I used spiral pasta instead of alphabet pasta and it turned out really well. Super easy to make and the kids and husband enjoyed it."

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