Chicken and Pastina Soup

Chicken and Pastina Soup

Treat your family to a hearty dinner with this chicken and pasta soup that's made with Progresso® broth and Muir Glen® tomatoes.

Prep Time

30

Minutes

Total Time

45

Minutes

Makes

10

servings

2
lb boneless skinless chicken breasts
2
cartons (32 oz each) Progresso® chicken broth
1
tablespoon olive oil
1/2
cup chopped onion (1 medium)
1/2
cup diced carrot (1 medium)
1/2
cup diced celery (1 medium stalk)
1
cup Muir Glen® organic crushed tomatoes with basil (from 28-oz can)
1/2
teaspoon gray salt or sea salt
1/4
teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1
dried bay leaf
1
cup uncooked acini di pepe pasta or other small round pasta (8 oz)
2
cups chopped, lightly packed mustard greens, spinach, Swiss chard or other greens
1/3
cup shredded Parmesan cheese
  1. Place chicken in 12-inch skillet. Add 1 carton of the broth. Heat to boiling. Reduce heat; cover and simmer 20 minutes or until juice of chicken is clear when center of thickest part is cut (170°F).
  2. Meanwhile, in 5-quart stockpot, heat oil over medium heat. Add onion, carrot and celery; cook 8 to 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until vegetables are tender.
  3. Drain chicken, reserving broth; set chicken aside. Strain broth; add to vegetables. Stir remaining carton of broth, the tomatoes, salt, pepper and bay leaf into stockpot. Heat to boiling. Stir in pasta. Reduce heat; cover and simmer 15 minutes.
  4. Shred or cut chicken into bite-size pieces; add to soup. Stir in greens just until wilted. Remove bay leaf. Serve with a sprinkle of additional freshly ground pepper and the cheese.
Makes 10 servings (1 1/2 cups each)
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Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Serving)
  • Calories 260
    • (Calories from Fat 50),
  • Total Fat 6g
    • (Saturated Fat 2g,
    • Trans Fat 0g),
  • Cholesterol 60mg;
  • Sodium 950mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 23g
    • (Dietary Fiber 2g,
    • Sugars 3g),
  • Protein 28g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    Exchanges:
    • 1 Starch;
    • 0 Fruit;
    • 0 Other Carbohydrate;
    • 0 Skim Milk;
    • 0 Low-Fat Milk;
    • 0 Milk;
    • 1 Vegetable;
    • 3 Very Lean Meat;
    • 0 Lean Meat;
    • 0 High-Fat Meat;
    • 1 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    • 1 1/2;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.