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Lemony Chicken with Stars Soup in two mugs on a plate on a wooden board
Lemony Chicken with Stars Soup
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
35 mins

This Lemony Chicken with Stars Soup is sure to please both kids and adults alike! It's loaded with chicken, fun star pasta and veggies with a burst of lemon flavor and SUPER easy to make!

Course: Lunch, Dinner
Cuisine: American
Keyword: soup, chicken soup, pasta, comfort food
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 282 kcal
Author: MaryAnn Dwyer
  • 2 Tbsp. butter
  • 3 carrots, diced
  • 1 cup yellow onion, diced
  • 1 cup celery, diced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 1/2 tsp. kosher salt
  • 1/2 tsp. freshly ground black pepper
  • 8 cups low-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 Tbsp. fresh tarragon, chopped
  • 1 Tbsp. fresh thyme leaves
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 cup stelline pasta
  • 4 cups shredded chicken
  • 1/3 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • saltine crackers, for serving, if desired
  1. In a large pot over medium heat, melt the butter. Add the carrots, onions and celery and cook, stirring often, until they are somewhat softened, about 5 minutes. Add the garlic and salt and pepper and cook for another minute. Add the chicken broth, tarragon, thyme and bay leaves. Bring to a boil, then reduce the heat to a simmer and cook for ten minutes.

  2. Add the pasta and continue to cook at a simmer for about 10 minutes or until pasta is tender, stirring often. Remove the bay leaves. Stir in the chicken and the lemon juice and heat through. The soup will thicken as it stands because of the added pasta, so if you need to thin it out just add more broth or a bit of water.

Nutrition Facts
Lemony Chicken with Stars Soup
Amount Per Serving
Calories 282 Calories from Fat 90
% Daily Value*
Fat 10g15%
Saturated Fat 4g25%
Cholesterol 60mg20%
Sodium 537mg23%
Potassium 622mg18%
Carbohydrates 24g8%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 26g52%
Vitamin A 4165IU83%
Vitamin C 11mg13%
Calcium 71mg7%
Iron 3mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.