Lemony Chicken Soup

This comfort food classic will have everyone thinking you spent all day cooking it from scratch. Full of vegetables, chicken and pasta, this soup is hearty and comforting for the whole family. Soup’s on!

Serving size

1¼ cups




4 ounces shell pasta, or other short pasta

2 teaspoons grapeseed oil

1 cup onion, diced

½ cup celery, diced

6 cups low-sodium vegetable broth

1 bay leaf

12 ounces chicken breasts, skinless and boneless

1 cup carrots, diced

1 cup frozen peas, thawed

2 tablespoons lemon juice

1 tablespoon dill, finely chopped

1 tablespoon Italian parsley, finely chopped

Nutrition Info

Makes:Serving size: 1¼ cups




4 g

Saturated Fat

<1 g

Trans Fat

0 g


50 mg


30 g


6 g


5 g


20 g


244 mg


59 mg


231 mg


482 mg


  1. Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain in a colander and rinse with cold water. Set aside.
  2. Heat oil in a medium saucepan over medium-low heat. Add onions and celery. Cover pan and sweat for 6 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  3. Add broth and bay leaf. Increase heat and bring to a boil.
  4. Add chicken breasts. Cover and reduce heat to medium-low and simmer for 7 minutes.
  5. Add carrots and simmer another 5 -7 minutes, until carrots are tender and chicken is cooked. Turn off heat and remove pan from stove.
  6. Remove bay leaf and discard. Remove chicken breasts and allow to cool slightly. When cool enough to handle, chop into bite size pieces.
  7. Return the pan to the stove over medium heat. Bring to a gentle simmer and add peas, diced chicken, and pasta. Gently simmer for approximately 5 minutes, until all ingredients are heated through.
  8. Remove from heat and stir in lemon juice, dill, and parsley.
Recipe contributed by Akebia

Sweating is the gentle heating of vegetables in a little oil. By keeping the lid on, you use their own liquid to sweat or steam them.

Interested in cooking this soup from scratch? Learn how to make your own vegetable broth here!