Homemade Chicken and Stars Soup in under 30 Minutes

Why buy the cans when you can make wholesome and delicious chicken and stars soup at home?

Homemade Chicken and Stars Soup

Adorable shapes can go a long way in convincing kids to eat. The whole family will love this simple chicken soup with carrots and cute, star-shaped pasta. It is a no-fuss dinner that takes little time or effort. Chicken and Stars soup was a staple in our house when I was a kid. I think it may have been the only food my sister would eat for a while! Some kids love the tomato soup + grilled cheese sandwich combo, but for us it was chicken and stars + peanut butter sandwich all the way. If your kids aren’t allergic to the color green, this would also be great with about a cup of frozen peas or fresh baby spinach leaves added with the broth. Don’t forget the crusty bread (or peanut butter sandwiches) for dipping!

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Homemade Chicken and Stars Soup

Homemade Chicken and Stars Soup in 20 Minutes

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This homemade version of classic chicken and stars soup is wholesome and delicious, but still quick and easy!

  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x




  1. Add olive oil to a large pot, and heat over medium-high heat. Add chicken to hot oil. Sprinkle with salt and a few grinds of pepper, and stir fry until chicken is no longer pink, 5-8 minutes.
  2. Stir in carrots and garlic, and cook, stirring frequently, 2 minutes longer. Pour in chicken broth and bring to a boil.
  3. Add pasta, and continue boiling for 7 minutes or recommended cooking time on pasta package. Soup will be ready to serve immediately, but please let kids’ portions cool a bit to avoid burns.
  • Author: Andi
  • Prep Time: 5
  • Cook Time: 20
  • Category: Main
  • Cuisine: Kid-Friendly
Andi Gleeson, food blogger

Andi Gleeson

Andi Gleeson is a passionate blogger and mom based in San Francisco who focuses on easy and delicious dinner recipes.


10 years ago

I am sorry you have gout. My husband had it also, but what he did was go to a vitamin store and get either blackberry juice or cherry juice. He takes it and it helps a great deal. Hope you are better soon. Love your site very much …
keep it going.

10 years ago

Thank you for the tip about the cherry juice, Ginger! I think I will try that or cherry juice extract supplements. Good thing I love cherries! Thanks so much for your sweet comment. I appreciate it so much! xo

Chrystal Thurston
10 years ago

Just what I was looking for I think we have a mild case of food poisoning, this will be wonderful tonight. Happy 1 year Blogiversary, love your recipes!

10 years ago

I’m so sorry to hear about your food poisoning :( I hope this mild soup cures what ails you, Chrystal!

10 years ago

Chicken and stars was always my favorite soup growing up, and it would be wonderful to eat one that’s not out of a can! haha Happy 1 year Blogiversary, Andi, and I was so happy to take part in the giveaway with you. I’ll do a link up with you any time! :)

10 years ago

Thank you so much, Marcie! I’m so happy you joined in on the giveaway, and I’ll be sure to let you know when I do the next one :)

10 years ago

We are craving soups these days since it’s been really cold where we are. I love this wholesome version of chicken and stars soup – my son would love this :) Thanks for sharing Andi and hope you have a great weekend! Happy 1 year Blog Anniversary too :)

10 years ago

Thank you, Kelly! Kids love cute pasta, so I’m sure your son would gobble this up :)

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