Chicken Tortellini Soup Recipe
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Chicken Tortellini Soup Recipe

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This recipe puts a different spin on traditional chicken noodle soup. I like to use cheese tortellini instead of plain noodles for a pleasant and filling change of pace. This easy creation has become a family favorite that I can count on often. —Jean Atherly, Red Lodge, Montana
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 8 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 cans (14-1/2 ounces each) chicken broth
  • 2 cups water
  • 3/4 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 1-1/2 cups frozen mixed vegetables
  • 1 package (9 ounces) refrigerated cheese tortellini
  • 2 celery ribs, thinly sliced
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper

Nutritional Facts

1 cup equals 170 calories, 4 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 37 mg cholesterol, 483 mg sodium, 20 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 14 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 lean meat, 1 starch.

Directions

  1. In a large saucepan, bring broth and water to a boil; add chicken. Reduce heat; cook for 10 minutes.
  2. Add the remaining ingredients; cook 10-15 minutes longer or until chicken is no longer pink and vegetables are tender. Yield: 8 servings (about 2 quarts).
Originally published as Chicken Tortellini Soup in Country Woman March/April 1997, p38

Nutritional Facts

1 cup equals 170 calories, 4 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 37 mg cholesterol, 483 mg sodium, 20 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 14 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 lean meat, 1 starch.

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Reviewed Nov. 21, 2014

"I make broth a lot and I found an awesome trick. I will use the carcass of a Costco whole chicken, put it in a cheese cloth and simmer for a couple hours with about 3 boxes of store bought broth. I put the wrapped chicken in the pot with the broth and fill the pot to a level I want with water. I always have people asking why my soup is so tasty. A turkey carcass would work too. I'd break it down, put it in cheese cloth to fit in a pot. Very flavorful."

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Reviewed Feb. 11, 2014

"Flavorful, simple and quick to make and, best of all, very healthy!! This will go into the "soup rotation" schedule at our house! :)"

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Reviewed Jan. 28, 2014

"We made this using the body and scrap meat of a whole chicken we cut up another night. By doing that, we cooked it will all broth. Everything went together well. My husband preferred to soak up the broth with bread then add cheese to all the bits. I enjoyed it sans cheese."

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Reviewed Jan. 1, 2014

"Tastes great, easy to prepare. A favorite in our home!"

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Reviewed Oct. 23, 2013

"This soup has a very tasty blend of seasonings & is very easy to make. The tortellini is a nice variation from noodles. I used fresh cauliflower & broccoli in place of the frozen veggies & used leftover chicken.. This makes a thick soup. which I like, but some people might prefer to add more broth."

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