This has pesto in it and as far as I am concerned anything with pesto in it is good. 🙂
1/2 c. water
(2) 14 oz. cans of chicken broth
1 lb. chicken breast, cut into bite-sized pieces, precooked
2 1/4c. chopped carrot, celery and onion mix
Salt and pepper to season
1/4 c. uncooked pastina (tiny star-shaped pasta)
3T pesto (or more if you’d like)
2T lemon juice
1/4 c. shredded parmesan
Bring water and chicken broth to a boil in a Dutch oven.
Stir in veggies and chicken and season with salt and pepper. Bring to a boil.
Add pasta and cook 4 minutes.
Stir in pesto and juice and simmer for one minute.
Serve and top with parmesan cheese.
We usually have this with a yummy fresh baguette from the bakery.
Did I change anything? No! This recipe is perfect and simple as is. However, if you don’t have pastina, I am sure you could use some other little pasta. Also, sometimes I can’t find the celery, carrot, onion mix in the freezer section at the grocery, so I will either just make my own mix of veggies or use the Italian frozen veggie mix that has zucchini in it.
What did the family think? Hubby and I love this soup. The kids aren’t too keen on soup of any kind.
Adapted from a Cooking Light recipe