Creamy Chicken Soup

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5 from 3 reviews

This chicken soup recipe comes together in about 30 minutes, cooks all in one pot, and is LOADED with flavor! It's filled with al dente ditalini pasta, juicy shredded chicken, and veggies in a super creamy, herby broth. It's warm, cozy, and comforting which makes it a family favorite. 


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  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 cup diced yellow onion
  • 1 cup sliced carrots
  • 1 cup sliced celery
  • 6 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 teaspoons Italian seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground sage
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 8 cups chicken stock (or chicken broth)
  • 2 cups uncooked ditalini pasta
  • 2 cups shredded rotisserie chicken
  • 1 1/2 cups heavy cream
  • 1 teaspoon balsamic vinegar
  • Kosher salt
  • fresh cracked pepper
  • sliced chives for garnish


  1. Heat 2 tablespoons butter over medium heat in a large pot.
  2. Add 1 cup diced onion, 1 cup sliced carrot, 1 cup sliced celery, along with a couple pinches of salt and pepper. 
  3. Cook, stirring frequently, for about 6 minutes.
  4. Add 6 cloves minced garlic, 2 teaspoons Italian seasoning, 1/2 teaspoon ground sage, and a couple pinches of salt and pepper. Cook for 1 minute, stirring frequently.
  5. Add 1/4 cup flour and cook for 1 minute, stirring frequently. 
  6. Add a couple splashes of chicken stock to the pot until it cleans the bottom of the pan.
  7. Add what is remaining of the 8 cups chicken stock, 2 cups uncooked ditalini pasta, 2 cups shredded rotisserie chicken, and a couple pinches of salt and pepper.
  8. Turn heat to medium-high, cover the pot, and bring to a simmer. Reduce heat and simmer, covered, over low heat for about 5 minutes or until the pasta is al dente. Stir every couple of minutes so the pasta doesn't stick to the bottom of the pot.
  9. Stir in 1 1/2 cups heavy cream and 1 teaspoon balsamic vinegar. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  10. Garnish with sliced chives and enjoy!
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  • Salt moderately throughout the cooking process. The ingredients in this recipe are simple, so be sure to add salt each time you add a new ingredient.
  • Don't overcook the pasta. Keep an eye on the soup as it simmers and carefully test a noodle every few minutes until the pasta is just al dente.
  • Don't skip the vinegar. A splash of vinegar is the easiest way to make a creamy super more flavorful. Balsamic vinegar is a great way to amp up the other flavors in your soup and give it some depth. Just remember that a little goes a long way. Start with a teaspoon and add more as needed.
  • This soup will thicken as it cools. Add more cream or broth as needed to reach your desired consistency.