Adapted from from Can You Stay for Dinner
Prep time: 30 mins, Cook time: 1 hour
Total time: 1 hour, 30 mins
Yields 8 hearty portions
- 1 whole chicken, skin removed and meat
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 4 stalks celery, chopped
- 1 white onion, chopped
- 6 large carrots, chopped
- 3 quarts chicken broth
- 2 bay leaves
- 3 sprigs fresh thyme, chopped
- 2 sprigs parsley, chopped, plus additional for
garnish, if desired
- 2 cups cooked ditalini, or other
small pasta shape
- 2 cups frozen peas, thawed
- salt & pepper, to taste
Prepare your chicken by chopping or
In a sauté pan, add your olive oil and
sauté onions and celery until soft. Add carrots and continue to sauté until
tender. Remove from heat.
Pour your broth into a stock pot and
add onions, celery, carrots, bay leaves, thyme and parsley. Add salt and pepper
to your liking.
Let this simmer for 30 minutes, until
the veggies are soft. Add the chicken to the pot and stir to combine. Simmer
for an additional 30 minutes. Remove the bay leaves.
Stir in cooked pasta and peas. Serve
warm, with additional fresh parsley for garnish, if desired.