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Chicken Tortellini Soup

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Chicken Tortellini Soup is cooked in the crockpot and is hearty and filling. Chicken thigh meat is tender paired with cheesy tortellini pasta and vegetables. This soup is the perfect cold weather soup to warm you up! 

Chicken Tortellini Soup in blue bowl

CHICKEN TORTELLINI SOUP

Tis the season for immunity boosting soups! When the weather gets cold it is time to load your body with veggies, garlic and chicken broth to boost your immune system. 

I make chicken soups on rotation including this Asian Chicken Noodle Soup, Lemon Chicken Orzo Soup and today’s Chicken Tortellini Soup.   

Soups are my ultimate comfort food and you can almost always find at least one soup in my fridge for the week. There is something so warm and filling about a big bowl of soup and crusty bread to soak up all the juices.

Chicken Tortellini Soup in blue bowl

One of my favorite things about today’s soup is that it cooks in the slow cooker. I am always down for a crockpot soup that I can dump in the morning and come home to a delicious meal. 

Now that school is back in full swing where I live and the kids are playing sports I need quick, healthy dinner options. I also love having soup for leftovers at lunch time during the week. 

It’s an easy meal that can quickly be heated up. 

Chicken Tortellini Soup with spoon

My kids also love soups, especially soups that mimic classic chicken noodle soup. When I pack lunches for my kids I am always looking for healthy meals to send with them.

This soup is one I will put in a thermos for them – they love it! 

If you want even more immunity boosting properties in this soup add some fresh ginger or ground ginger. I also enjoy adding lemon juice sometimes to brighten the soup. 

Chicken Tortellini Soup ingredients

WHAT INGREDIENTS ARE IN THIS CHICKEN TORTELLINI SOUP RECIPE?

CHICKEN: This recipe uses boneless, skinless chicken thighs.

I love using chicken thighs in slow cooker soups because it is a more tender cut of the chicken and also very flavorful. You can also use tenders or chicken breasts. 

VEGETABLES: This soup uses your typical chicken noodle soup vegetables – carrots, onion and celery. If you want to add other vegetables I like using zucchini or bell peppers too. 

SPICES: Italian seasoning and paprika add a nice balance of earthy herbs and the paprika gives it a little extra flavor. 

TORTELLINI: This soup uses frozen cheese tortellini in the soup.

I add the tortellini at the end of the soup and let it continue to cook for about 30-45 minutes until the tortellini is cooked through. 

Chicken Tortellini Soup in crockpot

HOW DO YOU MAKE THIS CHICKEN TORTELLINI SOUP?

Add the carrots, celery, onion, garlic, chicken stock, Italian seasoning, paprika, salt and black pepper to the slow cooker.

Gentrly stir everything together. Into your slow cooker add the vegetables, chicken stock and seasonings.

Chicken Tortellini Soup in crockpot

Add in the chicken thighs to the slow cooker. Cook on high 4 hours or low 6 hours.

Remove the chicken from the slow cooker and shred using two forks and return the chicken to the slow cooker.

Add in the cheese tortellini {or tortellini of your choice}. Stir well.

Chicken Tortellini Soup in slow cooker

Cover and cook an additional 5 minutes or until pasta is cooked through {check package of tortellini for cook time}. Garnish with parsley and Parmesan cheese.

Serve with crusty bread!

Chicken Tortellini Soup with blue bowl

Chicken Tortellini Soup in blue bowl

Chicken Tortellini Soup

Yield: 6-8
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 6 hours
Total Time: 6 hours 15 minutes

Chicken Tortellini Soup is cooked in the crockpot and is hearty and filling. Chicken thigh meat is tender paired with cheesy tortellini pasta and vegetables. This soup is the perfect cold weather soup to warm you up! 

Ingredients

  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken thighs
  • 2 large carrots, peeled and chopped
  • 2 stalks of celery, peeled and diced
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 6 cups of chicken stock
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
  • 19 ounces frozen cheese tortellini
  • Fresh Italian parsley, chopped
  • Freshly grated Parmesan cheese

Instructions

    1. Add the carrots, celery, onion, garlic, chicken stock, Italian seasoning, paprika, salt and black pepper to the slow cooker.
    2. Gentrly stir everything together. Into your slow cooker add the vegetables, chicken stock and seasonings.
    3. Add in the chicken thighs to the slow cooker.
      Cook on high 4 hours or low 6 hours.
    4. Remove the chicken from the slow cooker and shred using two forks and return the chicken to the slow cooker.
    5. Add in the cheese tortellini {or tortellini of your choice}. Stir well.
    6. Cover and cook an additional 5 minutes or until pasta is cooked through {check the package of the tortellini for cook time}. Garnish with parsley and Parmesan cheese.
    7. Serve with crusty bread!

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Andee

Sunday 15th of November 2020

I love your site and have made several dishes. I have been sick this week and made your recipe for chicken tortellini soup. It smelled amazing in my house all day, but after adding the tortellini for the suggested amount of time as stated in your recipe, the tortellini was mushy and soaked up all of the broth. Is that supposed to say 4-5 minutes (which is the normal cook time for frozen tortellini)? The recipe says 45 minutes and that was WAY too long.

Julia

Sunday 15th of November 2020

Oh no! Yes it should have. I am so sorry about that. I hope that you are feeling better and I am so sorry about that mistake.

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