Italian Style Chicken Noodle Soup

Prep Time: 15 minutes Cook Time: 25 minutes Total Time: 40 minutes Servings: 6

An Italian themed chicken noodle soup with tomatoes, Italian herbs, and parmesan.

ingredients
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 1 cup onion, diced
  • 1 cup carrots, diced
  • 1 cup celery, diced
  • 1 cup red bell pepper, diced
  • 4 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 2 teaspoons oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon thyme
  • 6 cups chicken broth
  • 1 (14.5 ounce) can diced tomatoes (optional)
  • 1 pound boneless and skinless chicken breasts or thighs*
  • 8 ounces of pasta (such as ditalini or shells)
  • 1/4 cup parmigiano reggiano (parmesan cheese), grated
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice (optional)
  • 2 tablespoons parsley, chopped (optional)
directions
  1. Heat the oil in a large saucepan over medium heat, add the onion, carrot, celery, and bell pepper and cook until tender, about 8-10 minutes.
  2. Add the garlic, oregano, thyme and cook until fragrant, about a minute.
  3. Add the broth tomatoes, chicken, and pasta, bring to a boil, reduce the heat and simmer until the pasta is cooked, about 10 minutes.
  4. Remove the chicken and slice or pull into bite sized pieces before returning to the soup.
  5. Turn the heat off, add the cheese and let it melt into the broth before seasoning with salt and pepper to taste.
  6. Mix in the lemon juice and parsley and enjoy!
Note: You want the chicken to cook in 10 minutes so it should be relatively thin, no more than 1 inch thick; cut thick pieces into smaller pieces.
Option: Use pre-cooked chicken!
Option: Add 1/4 cup cream!
Option: Add 2 tablespoons tomato paste.
Option: Replace the oregano and thyme with 1 tablespoon of Italian seasoning.
Nutrition Facts: Calories 405, Fat 9g (Saturated 2g, Trans 0), Cholesterol 66mg, Sodium 490mg, Carbs 46g (Fiber 4g, Sugars 10g), Protein 31g

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