This Tortellini chicken soup recipe puts a different spin on traditional chicken noodle soup. I like to use cheese tortellini instead of plain noodles for a pleasant and filling change of pace. This easy creation has become a family favorite that I can count on often.
It’s a chicken soup that tastes like you let it simmer all day long. But really, you made it in a frazzled mess after work.
An easy recipe to make in a pinch with tortellini and rotisserie chicken. Garnish with grated Parmesan, if desired, and serve with garlic toast.
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- 1 medium yellow onion, diced
- 1/3 cup all purpose flour
- 1 Tbsp dried basil
- 2 cloves of garlic, minced
- 2 Tbsp tomato paste
- 3 Tbsp olive oil
- 4 cups chicken broth
- 2 (14.5 oz) cans petite diced tomatoes
- 1 to 1 1/2 lbs boneless, skinless chicken thighs
- 1 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp pepper
- 4 cups frozen cheese tortellini (or you can use fresh)
- 3 cups packed spinach (you can definitely add more than this if you want)
- 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese
- 1 cup heavy cream or 1 cup half and half
Tortellini Chicken Soup Directions :
In a microwave-safe bowl add the onions, flour, basil, garlic, tomato paste and drizzle with olive oil.
Microwave for 5 minutes, stirring every 90 seconds or so. (The mixture will be pasty and look weird but don’t worry it will all be okay in the end). Add the mixture to the slow cooker.
Add broth, tomatoes, chicken, salt and pepper to the slow cooker. Stir.
Cover and cook the chicken soup on LOW for 4-6 hours or on HIGH for 3-4 hours (or until chicken is very tender).
Remove the lid use a fork to remove the chicken out of the slow cooker. And add in tortellini and spinach, Parmesan cheese and warmed cream (cream should be warmed because it may cause curdling if added in cold).
On a cutting board, shred or cut the chicken into bite-size pieces. Add the chicken back into the slow cooker. Put the lid back on and cook on HIGH for about 10 more minutes, or until the tortellini are cooked through. Ladle into serving bowls and enjoy your Tortellini chicken soup.
Loved this chicken soup the first time I made it and just made it again. I bought a larger bag of tortellini so I multiplied the recipe to make a big pot and freeze some into smaller batches. It’s a great base recipe too – you could easily add or sub lots of other fresh garden veggies like carrots zucchini and okra.Emily othem
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