Chicken Tortellini Soup Recipe

Chicken Tortellini Soup Photo

Even though life gets very busy, I try very hard not to cave in to picking up some fast food on a regular basis. I do not deprive my family of a quick burger and some crispy fries as a treat, but that type of food is not seen on our table often.

When the going gets tough, I resort to purchasing a rotisserie chicken from the grocery store. This chicken tortellini soup gets made the next day with the leftovers. It is a simple meal but very hearty and satisfying.

If I am purchasing a rotisserie chicken, I try to find the biggest one I can. Since I have a small family of four, there are usually leftovers, and these are perfect to stretch into another dinner. Soup is a favorite when there is a chill in the air, but some other meals I make on a regular basis are Thai chopped chicken salad , BBQ chicken flatbread and chicken bacon pasta.

Chicken Tortellini Soup Picture

My husband is not the biggest fan of soup. He likes food with a lot of substance. But this soup is filled with hearty tortellini, chicken and vegetables. I make it light on the broth so it is more like a stew than soup. You can add more broth if you like a thinner soup.

You can take a peek in my refrigerator and always see a few packages of fresh tortellini. They take minutes to cook and are easier to make than picking up a pizza. I used spinach tortellini in this recipe, but cheese, meat or mushroom tortellini are frequently found in my refrigerator. Tortellini bake is another meal that I make several times a month.

I love the convenience of picking up a cooked chicken at the grocery store. My family loves roasted chicken and I love the ease of making the next meal with the leftovers!

Chicken Tortellini Soup Photo

Chicken Tortellini Soup Recipe

Lisa Grant
Chicken Tortellini Soup is quick and easy comfort food. Dinner is served!
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Cuisine Italian
Servings 4
Calories 371.25 kcal


  • 32 Low Sodium Chicken Broth
  • 2 Carrot Peeled and chopped into bite size pieces
  • 1 Celery Cleaned and finely chopped
  • 1 Frozen Peas
  • 2 Cooked Shredded Chicken
  • 10 Tortellini Pasta Cheese or spinach (refrigerated)
  • Salt and Pepper To taste
  • Grated Parmesan Cheese For serving


  • In a large saucepan, heat the chicken broth on medium high heat. Add the carrots, celery and peas. Bring the broth to a simmer and cook for about 15 minutes or until vegetables are tender.
  • Add the chicken and tortellini and cook until tender, about 4 minutes or according to tortellini package instructions. Stir occasionally.
  • Season with salt and pepper to taste. Serve with Parmesan cheese.


Calories: 371.25kcalCarbohydrates: 38gProtein: 29.75gFat: 7.5gSaturated Fat: 3gSodium: 278mgFiber: 1.75gSugar: 2.25g
Keyword Chicken, Dinners, Easy Dinners, Italian, Leftover Rotisserie Chicken, Lunches, Pasta, Simmered, Soups
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