Tortellini Soup With Chicken

Total Time
1hr 15mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 1 hr

From Real Simple, February 2006.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Rinse the chicken pieces and remove the skin. Place them in a large saucepan. Add the broth and 2 cups of water.
  2. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer gently until the chicken is cooked through, about 35 minutes.
  3. Skim any foam that rises to the surface.
  4. Transfer the chicken to a plate; let cool.
  5. Shred the meat; discard the bones.
  6. Meanwhile, strain the broth and return it to the saucepan. Bring to a boil.
  7. Add the carrots, Swiss chard, tortellini, salt, and pepper.
  8. Simmer according to the tortellini's package directions.
  9. When the tortellini are done, add the chicken and heat for 3 minutes.
  10. Ladle the soup into bowls and sprinkle with cheese.


Most Helpful

I made a much quicker version of this soup using frozen chicken breast; I added the frozen chicken when at the same time as the carrots. I also used an entire bunch of swiss chard. My entire family loved it, even my 11 year old son!

Brooke the Cook in WI April 05, 2007

Our family liked it. I only made a few changes. I used canned chicken and didn't use swiss chard. I sprinkled with Original Goldfish and the kids liked that part a lot. Oh, the freezer was out of plain carrots, so I used carrot/pea mix. Will make again in these winter months. Thanks!

didyb October 23, 2006

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