Alphabet Soup

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Fun for everyone, alphabet pasta is mixed in a hearty chicken soup with celery, leeks, Spanish onion, carrots and herbs and spices. Serve with a Blue's Clues Drink.


Chicken Broth:
5 lbs. chicken bones
2 med. Spanish onions
2 large carrots
2 leeks
3 ribs celery
1 head garlic
1 qt. white chicken stock
1 fresh bay leaf
3 branches thyme
8 black peppercorns
1 whole chicken
Salt and pepper, to taste


1 cup chicken broth (above)
1⁄2 cup pulled cooked chicken
1⁄3 cup cooked alphabet pasta
1⁄4 cup diced cooked carrots
1⁄4 cup diced cooked celery
Chopped parsley or dill

Blue’s Clues Drink:
Combine 1 cup grape juice and crushed ice in a cocktail shaker; strain into a blue
sugar-rimmed glass and top with seltzer. Add ice cubes and garnish with 3 blueberries speared on a pick.

Yield: 1 serving.


1. Prepare Broth: Combine all ingredients except whole chicken and salt and pepper with 2 qt. cold water in a stockpot; bring to a boil over med. heat. Skim impurities and add the whole chicken. Return to a boil; reduce heat to a simmer.

2. Cover pot and simmer 2 hr., skimming periodically. Season with salt and pepper during the last 30 min. of cooking.

3. Remove the whole chicken and cover with plastic wrap. When cool, remove the skin and pull all the meat from the bones.

4. Meanwhile, strain broth and adjust seasonings.

5. For each serving; Heat 1 cup strained broth with chicken, pasta, carrots, and celery. Sprinkle with parsley or dill.

Source: Recipe from Chef Daniel Orr

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