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Chicken Pastina Soup

Chicken pastina soup is a delicious Italian soup recipe that consists of pastina noodles, veggies, and chicken stock. It's the perfect fall soup!
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Course: Soup
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: Chicken Pastina Soup
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Calories: 182kcal


  • 2 Tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 carrots chopped, about 1 cup
  • 2 stalks celery chopped, about 1 cup
  • 1 large onion chopped, about 2 cups
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 8 cups chicken stock low sodium
  • 1 cup shredded chicken cooked
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon pepper
  • 1 cup pastina or very small pasta
  • 1 Tablespoon lemon juice

Optional Toppings

  • parmesan cheese
  • parsley


  • In a large stockpot, heat the oil over medium heat and sauté the carrots, onion and celery until tender.
  • Add the garlic and cook for 1 additional minute, until fragrant
  • Carefully add the chicken, chicken stock, salt, and pepper. Bring mixture to a simmer for about ten minutes.
  • Add the pasta and cook for 15 minutes.
  • Serve with optional garnishes - such as parmesan cheese or fresh parsley.


Depending on what kind of pasta you choose, you may need to adjust the amount of stock. 


Calories: 182kcal | Carbohydrates: 29g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 294mg | Potassium: 354mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 3640IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 31mg | Iron: 2mg
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