Chicken and Stars Soup with Peas

Serves 6

1 1/2 cups Stellini, Alphabets or other small pasta shape, uncooked
1 tbsp. butter
3 medium carrots, finely diced
2 celery stalks, finely diced
6 cups low-sodium chicken broth
1 1/2 cups diced cooked chicken                                                                                    
1/2 cup frozen peas, thawed
Salt to taste

Prepare pasta according to package directions, drain and set aside.

Melt the butter in a medium saucepan. Add carrots and celery.  Sauté vegetables over medium heat until soft, about 7 to 10 minutes. Stir in chicken broth, diced chicken, pasta and peas. Bring the soup to a boil, season to taste with salt and serve.