With a quick cooking time, a veggie-loaded base, and most comforting texture and flavor, this Chicken and Stars Soup is an all-time favorite family meal.
– Olive oil – Carrots – Reduced-sodium vegetable broth – Star pasta – Cooked chicken – Parmesan cheese, minced fresh parsley, fresh lemon juice, optional, to top the soup.
Heat a medium pot over medium heat. Add the oil to warm. Add the carrots and stir to coat. Cover and cook for 4 minutes.
Add the broth and turn the heat to high. Bring to a boil, then reduce the heat back to medium so it’s a simmer with regular small bubbles.
Add the pasta and cook for 5-6 minutes or until tender. Stir in the chicken. Season to taste with salt.
Serve with Parmesan, minced parsley, and/or fresh lemon juice if desired. The pasta continues to absorb the liquid as it sits, so the soup will continue to thicken.
Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge. Warm to serve, adding more broth or water as you like.