So Simple Alphabet Chicken Soup

This kid-pleasing dish is a snap to throw together in just 20 minutes. It's a one-dish wonder that's full of veggies and perfect for those busy school night suppers. 

Prep Time:  5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Yield: 6 Servings


  • 2 tsp salted butter
  • 1 cup onion, finely chopped (~1 large onion)
  • 1 ½ tsp salt, divided
  • 2, 32 oz cartons low sodium, fat-free chicken broth 
  • 1 cup alphabet-shaped pasta
  • 1 10 oz box frozen classic mixed vegetables (peas, carrots, corn, green beans)
  • 1 15 oz can petite cut diced tomatoes, rinsed & drained
  • 2 cups diced cooked chicken
  • 1 TB grated parmesan cheese
  • 2 tsp fresh lemon juice
  • ¼ tsp pepper
  • ¼ cup chives (optional)


Melt butter over medium-low heat in a large stockpot. Add onion and ½ tsp salt and cook, stirring often for approximately 10 minutes or until onion is soft and translucent. Add chicken broth, increase heat to high, and bring to a boil. 

Add in pasta, frozen mixed vegetables and tomatoes and cook for 7 minutes or until pasta is done. Stir in chicken, parmesan cheese, lemon juice, remaining 1 tsp salt, pepper and chives and cook an additional minute to heat chicken through.