Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Chicken Tortellini Soup

This is seriously in my Top 3 Favorite Soups EVER!!!!
Its hearty, delicious, and easy.
I had this soup last summer when I was renting a room with an oral surgeon and his family.  His awesome wife made it and I fell in love with it!  However, I knew I could do a few things to make it even better.
Every time I make it, I prepare it a little different.   And it always turns out fabulous! This is just the general recipe I follow.  Sometimes I add more broccoli; sometimes more carrots; sometimes more chicken.....you get the idea.

I'd love to hear how this turns out for you!

Chicken Tortellini Soup

5-6 Chicken Breast tenderloins (3/4 lb)
1 T butter
1 t minced garlic
3/4 t Italian seasonings 
5 cups prepared chicken broth (or 1-lg. carton)
2 cans Campbell's Cream of Chicken soup
12 oz. baby carrots 
1 large head of broccoli
8 oz. tortellini (I use 3 cheese, from Costco)
1/4 t pepper
salt, to taste
Parmesan cheese (optional)

Dice chicken.  Sautee in pot with butter and EVOO.  When it's almost cooked through, toss in garlic. Season with Italian seasoning.  Add in broth and soup.  As soup warms, it will uncondense.  Add carrots and cook over medium heat 10-15 minutes.  Add in broccoli and tortellini.  Cover and continue cooking until tortellini is no longer chewy and broccoli is tender. Season with salt and pepper.  Garnish with parmesan cheese, and serve with warm dinner rolls.

For an ugly, but delicious chicken 
dinner recipe, click HERE!
Christine's UGLY Chicken


  1. Made this tonight and was very good! My son and I LOVED it!

  2. This is a new favorite in my house! My husband and I loved it and it was so easy! Thank you!

  3. Is there a crockpot recipe I can folloe? I'd like to make this tonight..

    1. Hi Jessica,

      I normally throw this together in about 45 minutes on the stove, so I have not yet tried to make it in the crockpot. But, if I were to make it in the crockpot, I would do the following:

      1. On Low for 4-1/2 hours, cook the diced chicken, broth, cream soup, carrots, garlic, and seasoning

      2. After 4-1/2 hours, add the broccoli and tortellini, and continue cooking for 1-1/2 hours on Low
      (Leave out butter/EVOO)
      If the broccoli or tortellini cooks too long, it will get soggy and start falling apart, so I would check to see if they are done after about an hour. Obviously these times aren't exact, but I hope this turns out for you!

      Thanks for stopping by!