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Zesty Chicken Tortellini Soup Recipe

Zesty Chicken Tortellini Soup Recipe

I love coming home knowing this soup is waiting for me. Don't hesitate to toss in whatever veggies you have on hand. —Nancy Latulippe, Simcoe, Ontario
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 40 min. Cook: 10 min. + freezing YIELD:6 servings

Ingredients

  • 4 cups reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 4 cups reduced-sodium beef broth
  • 6 boneless skinless chicken thighs (about 1-1/2 pounds)
  • 4 medium carrots, sliced
  • 2 celery ribs, sliced
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1 envelope reduced-sodium onion soup mix
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons dried parsley flakes
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 teaspoon poultry seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 2-1/2 cups frozen cheese tortellini

Directions

  • 1. In a Dutch oven, bring chicken broth and beef broth to a boil; reduce heat. Add chicken and poach, uncovered, for 25-30 minutes or until a meat thermometer reads 170°. Remove chicken; cool slightly.
  • 2. Add the carrots, celery, onion, soup mix, parsley and seasonings to broth. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 10-15 minutes or until vegetables are tender.
  • 3. Cool soup. Meanwhile, chop chicken. Add tortellini and chicken to soup. Transfer to freezer containers; freeze for up to 3 months.
  • 4. To use frozen soup: Thaw in the refrigerator overnight. Place in a saucepan; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cook, uncovered, for 5-10 minutes or until heated through and tortellini are tender. Yield: 6 servings (2-1/2 quarts).

Nutritional Facts

1-2/3 cups equals 310 calories, 11 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 86 mg cholesterol, 1,097 mg sodium, 22 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 29 g protein.

Reviews for Zesty Chicken Tortellini Soup

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MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jan. 14, 2015

"I followed the recipe except added fresh garlic rather than the powder as was suggested, but still this soup did not have the wow factor I look for; it just didn't work for us."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jan. 1, 2013

"Tasted great! I think using fresh garlic would add better taste rather than adding garlic powder."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Nov. 1, 2012

"I thought this soup was great! Made it tonight, and my husband loved it too. Only changes I made were that I used 2 fresh garlic cloves instead of powder, and a cup of vegetable broth. Was very yummy!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Oct. 11, 2012

"We love this recipe. I omit the red pepper flakes for my kids' sakes and use Simply Organics French Onion Dip mix in place of the onion soup mix."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Aug. 23, 2012

"Nothing is more comforting than a hot bowl of homemade soup....This was easy and is very tasty. Mmm Mmm Good, as they say."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Aug. 5, 2012

"This will be a new family fav! Made it just the way instructions said - wouldn't change a thing."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Feb. 26, 2012

"thought it tasted gross"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Feb. 5, 2012

"I found this recipe while sitting in the waiting room at the hospital and went home to see if I could find it online.

I didn't really follow all of the directions because I doubled the recipe and added more veggies, used minced garlic, and added more red pepper flakes.
All in all this recipe was wonderful and the stock itself was very tasty."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Feb. 1, 2012

"I added a lot more carrots & celery and that was my only intentional change. My UNintentional change was....The lid was off of the red pepper flakes per a prank from a husband. that was one spicy pot of soup. But DELICIOUS! I served it cold due to it being so spicy and I have to say that I'm making it that way again. this has become one of my favorite cold soups. :)"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jan. 29, 2012

"I made some changes by adding a Vegetarian Vegetable Bouillon and made it in a Slow Cooker. My family really enjoyed it."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jan. 29, 2012

"A different spin on chicken noodle soup. Good flavor, and definitely lots of possibilities."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jan. 26, 2012

"Making a chicken soup using the spices listed and omitting the red pepper flakes. Also going to try it as a beef soup the same way.

Instead of adding the tortellini to the soup before freezing, I freeze the soup in smaller containers and when I pull one out to warm, I add the tortellini then so they don't become soggy."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jan. 19, 2012

"Everyone loved this soup, even my picky grandchildren. Added some baby bok choy and frozen peas. Might use wontons instead of tortellini next time. Very versatile soup to switch around with ingredients."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Dec. 24, 2011

"Made this on Christmas Eve and it was fabulous! I only made one change - I didn't have onion soup mix but I had the savory garlic and herb soup mix and used it instead. I think I will make it that way from now on because the flavor was incredible!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Dec. 14, 2011

"I made this yesterday and we both loved it. Next time I would make a couple of minor changes to suit us better. Both peppers and poultry seasoning will be cut in half and the broth would be 6 cups chicken and 2 cups beef.

This is a very versatile soup and makes an excellent base for so many changes to be made."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Dec. 12, 2011

"I used all chicken broth instead of using chicken and beef. Turned out delicious. Whole family loved it, even my picky 4 year-old."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Nov. 28, 2011

"Definitely use "Reduced Sodium" products ! We didn't, and it was very salty. It had a good flavor. Also suggest using Red Pepper Flakes at table rather than in cooking.

"Beancounter Ce" -- Cooking Seniors Group"

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