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Hearty Rotisserie Chicken Soup with Pasta Shells, Tomatoes, and Zucchini1

There’s nothing better than hearty soups during the winter months. When I don’t have time for long simmering stews, I like to turn to this recipe for a super fast soup with lots of flavor. It’s worth using homemade chicken stock, but if you don’t have it on hand, store bought low-sodium broth will do.

Download Hearty Rotisserie Chicken Soup Pasta Shells Tomatoes Zucchini

2 tablespoon vegetable oil or chicken fat

1 store-bought rotisserie chicken (about 4lbs), skin discarded, meat shredded into bite-sized pieces (about 3 cups)

2 medium onions, cut into medium dice

2 quarts chicken stock (preferably homemade)

2 large carrots, peeled and sliced 1/4-inch thick

2 medium ribs celery, sliced 1/4-inch thick

1 medium zucchini, cut into medium dice

1/2 teaspoon dried thyme

1 14-ounce can diced tomatoes, drained (I use Muir Glen)

1 cup pasta shells (small or medium)

1/4 cup minced fresh basil leaves

Salt and ground black pepper

Grated Parmesan cheese, for garnish

1. Heat oil (or chicken fat) over medium-high heat until shimmering. Add onions, carrots, celery, and zucchini; sauté until softened, about 5 minutes. Add thyme and tomatoes and sauté for 1 minute. Add chicken stock and shredded chicken; simmer until vegetables are tender and flavors meld, 10 to 15 minutes. Add shells and cook until just tender, about 10 minutes. Adjust seasonings, stir in basil, and serve with parmesan cheese on the side.

Hearty Rotisserie Chicken Soup vegetables chopped 

Hearty Rotisserie Chicken Soup vegetables 

Hearty Rotisserie Chicken Soup cooking


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perfect to keep warm with in the winter.

Erika K @ Best Food Processor Info

This is perfect! I love zucchini, but for some reason my family doesn't like eating it as a side veggie. I can finally sneak it in without them noticing as much - LOL!

Loads of vegetables and chicken - hearty but mostly healthy. Makes me want to bake a loaf of cheesy rolls to go with it.

Great recipe - thanks!


Pot Sets

Perfect!!! I do buy a prepared rotisserie chicken from time to time...absolutely, love zucchini and pasta shells...always looking for more creative ways for preparing soups...Voila! Your recipe sounds, and I know will be, delicious. I am anxious to try it.

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