Baby Spinach Chicken Noodle Soup

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Baby Spinach Chicken Noodle Soup
Photo: © Ian Knauer
Active Time:
35 mins
Total Time:
1 hr 15 mins
12 cups


  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter

  • 2 medium onions, chopped

  • 2 carrots, chopped

  • 1 celery stalk, chopped

  • Kosher salt

  • Freshly ground black pepper

  • 2 pounds boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into cubes

  • 8 cups chicken stock

  • 1/2 pound pasta spirals

  • 6 ounces baby spinach


  1. In a large heavy pot, heat the butter over medium heat until hot, stir the onions, carrots, celery, 3/4 teaspoon salt, and 1/2 teaspoon pepper and cook, stirring occasionally, until golden, 8 to 10 minutes. Stir in the chicken and stock bring to a gentle boil. Cook the soup, stirring occasionally, until the chicken is cooked through, about 20 minutes. Stir in the pasta and cook until al dente. Stir in the spinach and cook until tender, about 4 minutes. Season the soup with salt and pepper to taste and serve.

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