Chicken and Tortellini Soup

Recipe by Lixa_R
READY IN: 1hr 15mins
SERVES: 8-10


  • 1
    tablespoon chopped garlic
  • 2
    tablespoons olive oil
  • 12
    cup chopped onion
  • 2
    medium chicken breasts, cut in small pieces
  • 2
    (16 ounce) cans low-sodium low-fat chicken broth
  • 64
    fluid ounces water
  • 1
    tablespoon dried tarragon (add more or less to taste)
  • 1
    tablespoon dried basil (add more or less to taste)
  • salt and pepper
  • 1
    cup chopped red pepper
  • 1
    package frozen cheese tortellini or 2 cups dried tortellini (fresh tortellini break up)


  • Cook tortellini in a pan of boiling water for 10 to 15 minutes.
  • Remove from heat.
  • Meanwhile, using a second large soup pan, heat olive oil and garlic.
  • Add chopped onions and cook until almost soft.
  • Add chicken pieces.
  • Sprinkle with tarragon and basil and cook through (about 7 minutes).
  • Add 2 cans low fat/low sodium chicken broth and 4 cans water.
  • Heat to boiling.
  • Add 1 cup chopped red pepper.
  • (Make sure pieces are small) Using slotted spoon, remove tortellini from pan of water and add to soup.
  • Cook for another 15 to 20 minutes to blend flavors.
  • Sprinkle about 1 tablespoon fresh shredded parmesan cheese on each bowl of soup.
  • This is great with fresh Italian or French bread and butter.