Chicken Tortellini Soup

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Rated 5.0 based on 5 customer reviews
Chicken Tortellini Soup
Chicken Tortellini Soup


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1-inch chunks
  • kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • 2 tablespoons minced garlic
  • 1 yellow onion, diced
  • 3 carrots, peeled and diced
  • ⅓ teaspoon dried thyme
  • ⅓ teaspoon dried oregano
  • 5 cups chicken stock
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 (9 ounce) package fresh three-cheese tortellini
  • 2 zucchini, sliced into half-moons
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley leaves


  1. Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in a Dutch oven over medium heat. Season chicken with salt and pepper; cook in hot oil until golden, 2 to 3 minutes. Remove chicken to a plate.
  2. Heat remaining 1 tablespoon oil to the Dutch oven. Add garlic, onion and carrots and cook, stirring occasionally, until tender, 3 to 4 minutes.
  3. Stir in thyme and oregano until fragrant, about 1 minute.
  4. Whisk in chicken stock, water, and bay leaves; bring to a boil. Stir in chicken and tortellini.
  5. Reduce heat and simmer until tortellini is cooked through, 5 to 6 minutes.
  6. Stir in zucchini until tender, about 2 minutes.
  7. Stir in parsley. Season with salt and pepper.
Mealthy tip:

Switch up the vegetables depending on the season. During the fall and winter, swap the zucchini for cubed winter squash or sweet potatoes (they'll need a bit more cooking time, so add them to the pot at the same time as the carrots). In spring, try fresh peas or asparagus cut into 1-inch pieces.


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Tiana D. says:

This recipe is glorious. I cooked this mostly from my pantry with just a little fresh, really easy weeknight dish. Even my 3 year old was asking for seconds.

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Sam Dalton says:

My kids loved this chicken tortellini soup. I've never had tortellini before, but I definitely love it and plan to make it again. I also loved that it uses zucchini, it's a great way to introduce this vegetable to the kids. Mine didn't even flinch at it, they loved it.

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Jessica Scott says:

Tried this delicious chicken tortellini soup, it was so good! Instead of using zucchini, I swapped in celery. Other than that, I loved everything about this recipe, so perfect and delicious.

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Jeremy Hughes says:

Because it's spring I made this recipe using both fresh peas and asparagus. I used low sodium chicken broth as well. This was a really good recipe.

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Steven Gomes says:

This is a great alternative to chicken noodle soup. Winter squash and sweet potatoes worked perfectly. The tortellini are my favorite, it's a nice and hearty soup.