Italian Chicken Soup

Cooking time
Serves2-4 people

You can include all sorts of veggies in this soup, so just use this recipe as a canvas and let the veg in your box or in your fridge do the rest

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  • Olive Oil
  • ½ large or 1 small fennel, diced
  • 3 sticks of celery, diced
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 3 large garlic cloves, chopped
  • A handful fresh basil leaves, roughly torn
  • 1 teaspoons fennel seeds
  • ¼-½ red chilli, deseeded and finely diced
  • 1.25 litres veg or chicken stock
  • 2 medium courgettes, diced
  • 2 carrots, diced
  • 100g pasta (broken spaghetti or farfalle work nicely)
  • 250g diced cooked chicken
  • 50g nugget of Parmesan cheese


1. Heat oil in heavy large saucepan over medium heat. Add onion, garlic, chilli and fennel seeds and sauté until onion is tender, 10-15 minutes.
2. Stir through courgette and pour in stock. Bring to the boil. Add the pasta. Cover and simmer until pasta is almost tender, 7-10 minutes. Add cooked chicken and simmer just until heated through. Season
3. Ladle soup into bowls. Serve with cheese and fresh basil leaves (and extra chilli if you fancy a bit of extra heat
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