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Zesty Chicken Tortellini Soup

Total Time

Prep: 40 min. Cook: 10 min. + freezing

Makes

6 servings (2-1/2 quarts)

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
Zesty Chicken Tortellini Soup Recipe photo by Taste of Home

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 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.

Nutrition Facts

1-2/3 cups: 310 calories, 11g fat (4g saturated fat), 86mg cholesterol, 1097mg sodium, 22g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 2g fiber), 29g protein.

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