This gorgeously thick chicken soup can be finished with a little cream and chopped fresh parsley or chives. Let your child choose their favourite pasta shapes for this kids recipe; use pasta animals to create a soup safari, or pasta letters to spell out their names. See our children's chicken recipe collection for more inspiration.

Method
1.
Add all ingredients, except the pasta, to a pan and bring to the boil
2.
As it boils, skim off any impurities with a ladle. Reduce the heat, cover, and leave to simmer for approximately 1 hour
3.
Once the chicken is cooked through and beginning to fall off the bone, remove the pan from the heat. Remove the legs and place in a tray or bowl to cool
4.
Strain the liquid from the pan into a clean pan and reserve
5.
Place the pan of cooking liquor over a low heat to simmer, stir in the pasta shapes and cook for 5-8 minutes until soft. Turn off the heat
6.
Meanwhile, mash the vegetables, making sure to pop the garlic cloves out of their skin
Room for a little one
Mashing cooked veg is a perfect task for children to handle
7.
Pick the chicken meat off the bones and roughly chop
8.
Return the mashed vegetables and chicken to the pan. Heat through and add a pinch of salt and pepper if needed
9.
Divide the chicken soup across 4 bowls and serve immediately
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Ingredients

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Nutrition (per Portion)

Calories

303
15%

Sugars

8g
9%

Fat

12g
17%

Saturates

3g
16%

Salt

2290mg
38%
of an adult's guideline daily amount
Adam Bennett adds pasta shapes (kids can choose their favourite) to a humble chicken soup, making a teatime dish sure to please both adults and kids

Chicken soup with pasta recipe Tweaks

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Tom345
Use bits of left over roast chicken from a roast.
27 December 2013