I have made this soup at least 5 times and it really fills you up without noodles or rice. I use 4 chicken stock cubes instead of chicken broth and boneless, skinless chicken breasts and it still tastes great. It's easy to double the recipe. The soup stores well- better than most- and you can just swirl the pesto in at the end when it is re-heated. I like to add parmigiano cheese too. It's hearty without carbs.