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Chicken Tortellini Soup Recipe

Chicken Tortellini Soup Recipe

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. YIELD:8 servings


  • 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


  • 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).

Nutritional Facts

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

Reviews for Chicken Tortellini Soup

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Reviewed Mar. 16, 2016

"Delicious, easy and healthy! The only addition I would make is to add more liquid. By the time the last two servings were reached in the pot there was very little broth left."

Reviewed Nov. 8, 2015

"This soup was very good. I didn't have the refrigerator tortellini but I did have frozen tortellini. So I cooked the frozen tortellini and then added it to the soup. This soup is great on a cold night."

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."

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! :)"

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."

Reviewed Jan. 1, 2014

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

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."

Reviewed Sep. 9, 2013

"I love this recipe! Simple and quick for those days that I don't want spend a lot of time in the kitchen. Canned chicken works well with this recipe."

Reviewed Feb. 27, 2013


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Reviewed Dec. 27, 2011

"Not your everyday chicken soup. I can't wait for left over chicken"

Reviewed Oct. 22, 2011

"My whole family really enjoyed this soup. It was delicious!!! Between just 4 of us the whole pot was gone."

Reviewed Nov. 17, 2010

"This was so simple to make and yet still tasted good. It's going in the recipe box. :)"

Reviewed Nov. 12, 2010

"I've used this recipe several times. It's easy and tastes great."

Reviewed Oct. 27, 2010

"Oh my gosh, this was wonderful and so easy to make! I did add a few more veggies and a bit more garlic salt. We will definately make this again!"

Reviewed Oct. 25, 2010

"We made this camping and everyone enjoyed the soup, Perfect for the fall weather."

Reviewed Sep. 30, 2010

"Very easy, good. My husband liked it 2 servings worth. I cut it in half for the 2 of us with no problem."

Reviewed Sep. 26, 2010

"What a delicious flavor, hubby loved it. Would easily stand alone as a meal in itself with some good French or Italian bread. Yummy. The only thing I will change when I make it again is to add one or two more cans of chicken broth."

Reviewed Sep. 24, 2010

"I have made this soup twice only I use boxed tortelli (longer shelf life) and low sodium broth. I just emailed this one to a good friend who has joined our family tradition of serving lots of good hearty soups in the fall and winter. I use my slow cooking crockpot on this one to get maximun flavor. This is a wonderful recipe. I love serving fresh bakery rolls or biscuits with it. Hello Autumn!"

Reviewed Apr. 16, 2010

"This was very good. Will be making this again."

Reviewed Apr. 13, 2010


Reviewed Jan. 10, 2010

"I made this soup with turkey broth and added any leftover veggies that I had in the refridgerator. It was SO good! Will also make this again!"

Reviewed Nov. 24, 2009

"This soup was delicious! So easy and healthy and perfect for a chilly evening at home. Will definitely make this again!"

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