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Bowl of chicken pastina soup.

Chicken Pastina Soup Recipe

  • Author: Emily Dingmann of myeverydaytable.com
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 25 minutes
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 7 servings (2 cups per serving) 1x
  • Category: Soup
  • Cuisine: Italian


This cozy pastina soup recipe is comfort food at its best! Easy to make, made with simple ingredients and great as leftovers for lunches. 


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  • 2 Tbsp butter
  • 1 large yellow onion (about 1 1/2 cups)
  • 5 stalks celery (about 1 1/2 cups)
  • 5 large carrots (about 1 1/2 cups)
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 1 tsp. poultry seasoning
  • 1 tsp. sea salt
  • 3 bay leaves
  • 8 cups bone broth
  • 4 cups shredded chicken
  • juice from 1 lemon
  • 7 oz. pastina (tiny pasta)


  1. Saute veggies. Melt butter in dutch oven or soup pot over medium heat. Add onions, celery, and carrots to pot and cook, stirring occasionally, for about 7-8 minutes.
  2. Add garlic and cook for another 1-2 minutes, until fragrant.
  3. Add poultry seasoning and sea salt to pot and stir to combine. Pour in broth and add bay leaves to pot and simmer for 10-15 minutes.
  4. Meanwhile, cook pastina according to package instructions.
  5. Stir in shredded chicken and lemon juice and cook another 4-5 minutes.
  6. Serve. Place pastina in a bowl and ladle chicken soup mixture over the top. 

Keywords: pastina soup recipe, chicken pastina soup