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copycat carrabba's chicken soup

Have you ever been to Carrabba’s and had their Mama Mandola’s Sicilian chicken soup? It’s a super flavorful and slightly spicy chicken soup.

This copycat recipe is easy to make and tastes so much like the restaurant!

Tip: I used Better Than Bouillon to give this soup a rich taste, but you can always substitute regular bouillon (or simply leave it out).

Copycat Carrabba’s Chicken Soup


  • 4 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 3 celery stalks, diced
  • 5 carrots, peeled and diced
  • 2 large russet potatoes, peeled and diced
  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 4 cloves of garlic, minced
  • salt and pepper
  • (2) 32 oz cartons of chicken broth
  • 2 tbsp Better Than Bouillon base
  • 2 cups cooked and shredded chicken (I used a rotisserie chicken)
  • 1 15 oz can diced tomatoes (with the juice)
  • dash of cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 tsp dried thyme
  • 2 tsp poultry seasoning
  • cooked Ditalini pasta


  1. In a dutch oven over medium heat, melt the butter.
  2. Add the celery, carrots, potatoes, onion, and garlic and cook until the onions are soft and translucent, about 7 minutes (sprinkle in a little salt and pepper as it cooks).
  3. Add in the broth, Better Than Bouillon, chicken, tomatoes (and their juices), cayenne pepper, thyme, and poultry seasoning. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to a simmer, and cover.
  4. Stir the soup occasionally while it cooks. Simmer for 25-30 minutes until the potatoes are tender. Taste and make adjustments to the seasoning if needed.
  5. To serve, add some cooked Ditalini pasta to a bowl and ladle the soup over the pasta (I like to do it this way because if you leave the pasta in the soup it tends to soak up the liquid and get really mushy).

copycat carrabba's chicken soup

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Frugal Recipe: Copycat Carrabba’s Chicken Soup