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Chicken Soup with Pasta

February 24, 2016 (Last Updated: October 26, 2020)

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Homemade Chicken Soup with Pasta is filled with delicious flavor and all the healing goodness your grandma said you need when you’re feeling under the weather

A bowl of chicken soup with small pasta.

This past weekend I was feeling blah.  Not sick, but just tired and dreary and I had no energy.  I was worried.  Was I coming down with the crud all the little kiddos had at school last week?

 I have managed to stay healthy all school year, and that’s not easy in an elementary school.

I wasn’t ready to succumb to the latest bug that was being passed around with every school kid.  After being pretty unproductive all morning,

I finally gave into the voice of my mother….“Make some chicken soup.”  ….So I did….and guess what?  I felt much better!  Thanks, Mom!

A spoonful of soup with carrots, celery, chicken and small pasta.

There is just something about homemade chicken soup that is so comforting.  Chicken soup is also packed full of nutrients that is just what your body needs.

 Homemade chicken soup with pasta isn’t hard to make.  You just throw things in a pot and let it cook slowly.

I used a whole chicken and cooked it with carrots, onions and celery to make a healthy broth.  You could also use a prepared chicken broth or a store bought broth.

 Store bought is handy, but try to make it homemade if you can.  It’s so much better and you get to control the sodium.

A white bowl filled with soup sitting on a patterned napkin.

Chicken soup is perfect for any day, but especially nourishing on those days when you need a little extra to fuel your body and soul back to health….just like my mom and grandma always taught me!

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A white bowl filled with a clear broth with carrots, chicken and pasta.

Chicken Soup with Pasta

Homemade Chicken Soup
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 45 mins
Total Time 1 hr
Course Soup
Cuisine American
Servings 6 people
Calories 225 kcal


  • 1 whole small onion (diced)
  • 3 whole large carrots (diced)
  • 2 whole stalks celery (diced)
  • 2 cloves garlic (minced)
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 10 cups homemade chicken broth
  • 2 leaves bay
  • 1 cup cooked chicken (chopped or shredded)
  • 1 cup small salad macaroni pasta (uncooked)
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper


  • Heat olive oil in a large pot.
  • Add onions, carrots and celery. Saute on medium heat for 3-5 minutes.
  • Add garlic, stir for 30 seconds, just until fragrant.
  • Add broth and bay leaves. Simmer for 20-30 minutes
  • Add pasta. Simmer for 5 minutes..
  • Add chicken. Simmer for 3-5 minutes until chicken is heated through and pasta is cooked.
  • Add salt and pepper.
  • Remove bay leaves, serve.


If you use store bought broth, you will not need the full amount of salt. Add to taste.


Calories: 225kcalCarbohydrates: 23gProtein: 16gFat: 8gSaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 17mgSodium: 524mgPotassium: 439mgSugar: 1gVitamin A: 125IUVitamin C: 0.5mgCalcium: 28mgIron: 1.6mg
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  • Reply
    Anu - My Ginger Garlic Kitchen
    March 1, 2016 at 1:01 am

    This chicken soup looks so comfy and cozy Kathy! I so wish I could have this bowl for lunch today!

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    David @ Spiced
    February 29, 2016 at 4:32 am

    I’m getting to this one a bit late, but I couldn’t agree more, Kathy! Chicken soup is the perfect way to chase away that ubiquitous winter cold. Talk about the ultimate comfort food…and this one with pasta looks delicious!

    • Reply
      February 29, 2016 at 5:37 am

      I need to make another batch for some sick friends.

  • Reply
    February 26, 2016 at 10:42 pm

    My all time favorite soup! Love it, pinning!

    • Reply
      February 27, 2016 at 8:19 pm

      It’s a classic!

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    Rachelle @ Beer Girl Cooks
    February 26, 2016 at 10:21 pm

    Ah! I wish I would have had some of this soup today while I was wasting away on the couch with a box of tissues catching up on General Hospital because I thought I was dying. Your soup could have saved me….

    • Reply
      February 27, 2016 at 8:16 pm

      I will telepathically send you some! Hope you feel better!

  • Reply
    February 26, 2016 at 12:16 pm

    The post is fantastic! I love it so much:)
    Have a nice weekend!

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    Manali @ CookWithManali
    February 26, 2016 at 10:08 am

    looks super comforting!

    • Reply
      February 27, 2016 at 8:20 pm

      It’s what we all need when we aren’t feeling our best.

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