Alastair Hendy's Chicken Dinner Pasta Soup

Affordable and highly nutritious, this soup's an all-round winner.

Method

1. In a saucepan, fry the onion, celery and garlic in the oil until softened but not coloured, 3-4 minutes. Add the stock and pasta and simmer for 8 minutes, or until the pasta is cooked.
2. Roughly chop the greens. Stir these into the soup along with the chicken, check for seasoning, and simmer for a few minutes more or until the chicken is hot and heated through and the greens just wilted.

Ingredients

Fresh Young Greens, Such As Spinach, Kale Or Cabbage 125g
Pasta Shapes Such As Orzo 200g
Chicken Stock 1.5 Litres
Olive Oil 2tbsp
Cloves Garlis Finely Chopped 2
Stick Celery, Finely Chopped 1
Onion Peeled And Finely Chopped 1
Cooked Chicken Torn In To Pieces 200g
Sea Salt And Black Pepper

Hints 'n' Tips

Make it special: Serve showered with freshly grated or shaved parmesan.

Variation: Add chopped root vegetables, such as carrot, swede and potato, and cook until almost tender before adding the pasta.

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