Chicken Alphabet Soup

Who says you can’t play with your food? This simple and delicious Chicken Alphabet Soup will have even your biggest of kids practicing their spelling. IMGP8077

When Monkey Girl was little she was such a picky eater.

I honestly blame that on my mom.

She took care of three of her grandchildren and each day she made them three different meals. She also did something that I swore I would never do, introduce her to Barney.  You know Barney, the annoying purple dinosaur? Boy was I ticked over that one.

But I digress.

I often made this soup for Monkey Girl. You see, like so many other parents, I did what I could to sneak in some vegetables. It depended on the day of the week as far as the carrots go. But to this day she loves corn and asparagus. I add these little alphabet pasta and we made a game out of it. You can substitute any vegetables that your little, or big kids enjoy.

I do not know a child that doesn’t like to play with their food. Mine is no exception.


Chicken Alphabet Soup


3 medium carrots
3/4 cup chopped sweet onion
1 tablespoon olive oil
2 quarts chicken stock
3 cups cubed cooked chicken breasts
1/4 teaspoon thyme
1 1/2 cups uncooked alphabet pasta
1 8 oz can drained asparagus
1 8 oz can corn drained


In a dutch oven saute the carrots and onions in the olive oil until tender about 10 minutes. Stir in the broth, chicken and thyme. Bring to a boil. Stir in the pasta and reduce heat to simmer cook uncovered for about 10 minutes or until pasta is tender. Add asparagus and corn cook another 2-3 minutes or until vegetables are heated through.

Peace be with you,