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Green bowl filled with chicken soup and various vegetables

Chicken and Stars Soup

Looking for a hearty soup that both children and adults will love? Try this easy recipe for chicken and stars soup full of fresh vegetables and chunks of chicken is made in under an hour.
Course Main Course, Soup
Cuisine American
Diet Low Lactose
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 630kcal
Author Katie


  • Stove Top
  • 1 Ladle


  • 2 tablespoon chicken fat or unsalted butter
  • 2 cups diced carrots
  • 4 stalks celery diced
  • 1 onion diced
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • 8 cups chicken stock
  • 2 cups water
  • 2 chicken bouillon cubes
  • 2 cups cooked dark chicken shredded
  • 1 zucchini halved and sliced
  • 1 yellow squash halved and sliced
  • 1 cup pastina
  • 1 teaspoon fresh dill


  • In a large stock pot, place the chicken fat in the pot (or butter) on medium heat until hot (about 1-2 minutes).
  • Then add the diced carrots, celery, onions, salt, and black pepper. Cook with lid on for 10 minutes on medium-high heat. Stirring occasionally.
  • Then add in the chicken stock, water, chicken bouillon cubes, and shredded chicken. Cook for an additional 10 minutes until soup begins to boil. Then add in the zucchini, yellow squash, pastina, and fresh dill and cook for 6 minutes. Serve soup immediately or let rest to room temperature and store in a sealed container for up to one week.


  • Storage - Place leftover soup in an air tight container let it rest to room temperature and store in the refrigerator for up to one week.
  • Save Time - Save time and use precooked chicken for the soup. I love to grab a rotisserie chicken from the store to save time.
  • Servings - This soup makes roughly 8 one cup servings.
*Nutritional calculations are estimated and may vary depending on serving size and ingredients.


Serving: 1c | Calories: 630kcal | Carbohydrates: 37g | Protein: 73g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 183mg | Sodium: 1313mg | Potassium: 1436mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 448IU | Vitamin C: 14mg | Calcium: 151mg | Iron: 4mg