Super-easy chicken noodle soup

2
Total Time
32 min
Prep
12 min
Cook
20 min
Serves
8
Difficulty
Easy
What's more comforting than a cup of chicken noodle soup? In this recipe, we make making that warm, hearty soup for the whole family easy—all with just one pot. A big 1 1/2 cup portion has just two SmartPoints value, so it's great for a take-to-work lunch or your child's lunchbox, too. Unlike other recipes similar to its kind, this one takes just 32 minutes to make, not hours! So pick up some frozen vegetables, a box of pasta, ZeroPoint chicken breasts, chicken broth, and a few more bits and pieces, and get started on this family favorite.

Ingredients

salted butter

2 tsp

uncooked onion(s)

1 large, finely chopped

table salt

1½ tsp, divided

reduced-sodium chicken broth

64 oz

uncooked pasta

4 oz, small shape such as ditalini (about 1 cup)

frozen mixed vegetables

10 oz, such as peas, carrots, corn and green beans

canned tomatoes

15 oz, petite cut, rinsed and drained

cooked skinless boneless chicken breast(s)

6 oz, chopped

grated Parmesan cheese

1 Tbsp

fresh lemon juice

2 tsp

black pepper

¼ tsp

chives

¼ cup(s), fresh, chopped (optional)

Instructions

  1. Melt butter in a large stockpot over medium-low heat. Add onion and 1/2 teaspoon salt; cook, stirring often, until onion is soft and translucent, about 10 minutes.
  2. Add broth and increase heat to high; bring to a boil. Stir in pasta, frozen vegetables and tomatoes; cook until pasta is done, about 7 minutes.
  3. Stir in chicken, cheese, lemon juice, remaining 1 teaspoon salt, pepper and chives; cook 1 more minute to heat through. Yields about 1 1/2 cups soup per serving.

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