Chicken Alphabet Soup


  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 medium yellow onion, finely chopped
  • 1 celery stalk, finely chopped
  • 1 carrot, peeled and finely chopped
  • 1 large clove garlic, finely minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground pepper
  • 1 small boneless chicken breast filet, cut into tiny cubed pieces
  • 1-32 ounces box chicken broth
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1/3 cup dried alphabet shaped pasta


  • In a large soup pot, melt the butter on medium heat.
  • Add the onion, celery, carrot, garlic, thyme, salt, and pepper. Saute for 5 minutes until the onions are soft.
  • Add the chicken and cook until it is opague. (Don’t worry if the chicken is not cooked through – it will fully cooked in the broth.)
  • Pour the broth and bay leaf into the pot and bring it to boil.
  • Add the pasta and cook for 7-8 minutes until the pasta is cooked al dente (soft but firm).
  • Season with additional salt and pepper if necessary. Discard the bay leaf.
    Serve immediately.