Barilla® Pastina in Chicken Broth

with Fresh Vegetables

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High Protein

Pastina makes the perfect traditional Italian soup recipe. Made with a nourishing chicken broth and tiny pasta stars known as pastina, this easy soup recipe is the perfect way to warm up.

Ingredients 8 Number of Servings

1/4 box Barilla® Pastina pasta

3-4 lb whole chicken, chopped

5L water

2 carrots, diced

2 celery stalks, diced

1 small onion

10 black peppercorns

1 bay leaf

1 pint cherry tomatoes, halved

2 cups spinach

½ bunch (8 oz) asparagus, diced

1 small leek, diced 

1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil

Sea salt and black pepper to taste

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Instructions

  • In a large pot, add the water and simmer the chicken with ½ carrot, ½ celery, onion, black peppercorns and bay leaf for approximately 2 hours; skim the broth to remove the fat.
  • In a large skillet, sauté the remaining carrot, celery, asparagus and leeks in olive oil for 3-4 minutes or until slightly browned.
  • Meanwhile, strain the broth into another pot (remove and discard the bay leaf) and place back onto the stove top to simmer.
  • Season the broth with salt and pepper, add the sautéed vegetables and Barilla Pastina pasta then cook for 3 minutes.
  • Remove soup from the heat and fold in chicken, spinach and tomatoes. Allow soup to rest 30 minutes before serving.
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