Alphabet Chicken Soup
Serves: serves 4
  • 1 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 celery ribs, small diced
  • 2 carrots, peeled and small diced
  • 1 yellow onion, small diced
  • ½ lb chicken breast, small diced
  • salt and pepper
  • ½ tsp dried thyme
  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • ⅓ cup alphabet pasta
  1. In a large stockpot, heat the butter and olive oil over medium heat until the butter is melted. Add the celery, carrots and onion and cook, stirring occasionally, until softened -- about 7-8 minutes.
  2. Add the chicken and season with salt and pepper. Stir well, cooking until the chicken is opaque on all sides. (Note: it will finish cooking in the broth, so it need only be opaque on the outside.)
  3. Stir in the dried thyme and chicken broth. Cover and cook for 20 minutes.
  4. Stir in the pasta. Cook for 7 minutes or until al dente. Remove from heat. Taste, and adjust seasonings as desired. Enjoy.
Recipe by Maine Course at