Chicken Tortellini Soup Recipe

Lisa Grant | Jersey Girl Cooks Updated

Chicken Tortellini Soup is quick and easy comfort food. Dinner is served!

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Even though life gets very busy, I try very hard not to cave in to picking up some fast food on a regular basis. I do not deprive my family of a quick burger and some crispy fries as a treat, but that type of food is not seen on our table often.

When the going gets tough, I resort to purchasing a rotisserie chicken from the grocery store. This chicken tortellini soup gets made the next day with the leftovers. It is a simple meal but very hearty and satisfying.

If I am purchasing a rotisserie chicken, I try to find the biggest one I can. Since I have a small family of four, there are usually leftovers, and these are perfect to stretch into another dinner. Soup is a favorite when there is a chill in the air, but some other meals I make on a regular basis are Thai chopped chicken salad , BBQ chicken flatbread and chicken bacon pasta.

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My husband is not the biggest fan of soup. He likes food with a lot of substance. But this soup is filled with hearty tortellini, chicken and vegetables. I make it light on the broth so it is more like a stew than soup. You can add more broth if you like a thinner soup.

You can take a peek in my refrigerator and always see a few packages of fresh tortellini. They take minutes to cook and are easier to make than picking up a pizza. I used spinach tortellini in this recipe, but cheese, meat or mushroom tortellini are frequently found in my refrigerator. Tortellini bake is another meal that I make several times a month.

I love the convenience of picking up a cooked chicken at the grocery store. My family loves roasted chicken and I love the ease of making the next meal with the leftovers!

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Chicken Tortellini Soup Recipe

    4 Servings

Ingredients

  • 32 ounces Low Sodium Chicken Broth
  • 2 Carrots, Peeled and chopped into bite size pieces
  • 1 stalk Celery, Cleaned and finely chopped
  • 1 cup Frozen Peas
  • 2 cups Cooked Shredded Chicken
  • 10 ounces Tortellini Pasta, Cheese or spinach (refrigerated)
  • Salt and Pepper, To taste
  • Grated Parmesan Cheese, For serving

Directions

  1. In a large saucepan, heat the chicken broth on medium high heat. Add the carrots, celery and peas. Bring the broth to a simmer and cook for about 15 minutes or until vegetables are tender.
  2. Add the chicken and tortellini and cook until tender, about 4 minutes or according to tortellini package instructions. Stir occasionally.
  3. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Serve with Parmesan cheese.

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Author: Lisa Grant
Recipe Yields: 4 servings
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

Nutrition Facts

Servings Per Recipe 4

Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 60
Calories 371

% Daily Value*
12%
Total Fat 8g
15%
  Saturated Fat 3g
12%
Sodium 278mg
13%
Total Carbohydrate 38g
2%
  Dietary Fiber 2g
  Sugars 2g
60%
Protein 30g

* Percent Daily Value are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
** Nutrition Facts are estimated based on ingredients and data provided by Fat Secret. Please consult a doctor if you have special dietary needs.
Lisa Grant

About Lisa

Like all moms, Lisa needs quick and easy dinners during the week for her busy family. As our Easy Dinners Fanatic, she creates meals that you can make between soccer and band practice that are full of flavor and good for you too. You can see more from Lisa on Jersey Girl Cooks.