Chicken Tortellini Soup – Carlsbad Cravings
Tortellini chicken soup is your favorite chicken noodle soup, but 1000 times better with quilted cheese tortellini!
Tortellini chicken soup is packed with juicy chicken, tortellini with cheese and vegetables in a steaming, salty, salty and perfectly seasoned broth. This soup is an easy meal in one made on the stove or slow cooker for a satisfying dinner any night of the week. This Tortellini chicken soup is a delicious twist on chicken noodle soup that might leave you unwilling to make a “classic” chicken noodle soup ever again!
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Tortellini chicken soup recipe I was the first blogger (to my knowledge) to create this
chicken soup years ago. Since then, a version has been created by numerous bloggers and can be seen all over Pinterest because chicken noodle soup is MUCH BETTER with tortellini! If you love creative twists on chicken noodle soup, you’ll also love my Thai chicken noodle soup and my chicken noodle soup with miso!
Tortellini chicken soup goes beyond the basic chicken noodle soup with the same classic vegetarian chicken bath, hearty and comforting with the advantage of tender tortellini pillows with cheese in every sip.
From my creamy Tuscany Tortellini to my
Tortellini Al Forno Bolognese with cheese, to my creamy white bean and ham tortellini soup, tortellini make everything better! Because if there is a way to make pasta even more delicious: fill it with cheeeese!
Can I use shredded roast chicken?
absolutely! You’ll want to add the cooked and shredded chicken to the pot before adding the tortellini so it can be nice and warm. You don’t want to add the chicken with the tortellini because it will lower the temperature of the whole soup. You also don’t want to add after the tortellini because you want to serve the soup as soon as the tortellini is cooked.
Can I wear chicken thighs?
yes! If you wear chicken thighs, be sure to use skinless, bone-in chicken thighs. They take about the same amount of time to cook as chicken breasts. You may especially want to consider chicken thighs if they are cooked on the stove because they emerge juicer.
Which Tortellini should I use?
You can use different types of tortellini. I have used 3 cheeses, 7 cheeses and even sweet sausages, which was amazing.
Be sure to use fresh and refrigerated tortellini
and not just any tortellini on supermarket shelves. Refrigerated tortellini are fresher and taste much better.
- You’ll want to make sure you use low-sodium chicken broth and add salt to taste or your soup will be too salty
- That said, if you feel like your soup is missing something at the end of cooking, it’s probably salt. I probably add 1/2 teaspoon of extra salt at the end of cooking.
- You can skip vegetables and/or add any of your favorite vegetables, such as mushrooms, spinach, zucchini, corn, tomatoes, etc. Just keep in mind that you may need more chicken broth if you add more vegetables.
- Red chili flakes add a good kick and brighten up the whole soup. If you’re not sure how much to use, start with a pinch and add more to taste at the end of cooking.
How to make soup
Not only is the best “noodle” chicken soup I’ve ever had, this slow cook chicken Tortellini soup has to be one of the easiest meals to make because it’s made in the clay pot. The ratio of effort to delight is astronomical, also known as my kind of dinner.
To make this slow cooker chicken Tortellini soup, all you do is dice some vegetables and toss them into your cooking pot, along with some whole chicken breasts (my favorite part, no raw chicken!), seasonings and chicken broth and let it sail while the tasty aroma permeates every nook and cranny of your home.
The slow cooker is my favorite way to make any soup that requires chicken! You just can’t achieve a more tender or tastier chicken any other way! The same goes for vegetables. As the chicken and vegetables cook, they absorb the chicken broth spiced with garlic, onion, oregano and thyme, ensuring that each thick, tender spoonful seeps with flavor as it glides warmly and gently down your throat.
Tips and tricks for slow cooker chicken Tortellini soup
- You’re going to need a 6K clay pot for this recipe because it does a lot. If you don’t have a 6K clay pot or don’t like leftovers, then you can make half the recipe.
- Cover and simmer for 6 to 7 hours or over high heat for 3-4 hours OR until the chicken is tender enough to crush and the vegetables are tender. It is difficult to overcook chicken in a broth, but it can be done. You want to cook your chicken until it crumbles easily with two forks.
- Remove the chicken to a cutting board and let stand for 10 minutes. While the chicken is cooking, the juices are forced to half of the meat. The resting time allows the redistribution and reabsorption of juices throughout the chicken.
- While the chicken is resting, add your tortellini to the slow cooker and raise the heat to HIGH if it had previously been low and cook for about 15 minutes or until the tortellini are tender. Be careful not to overcook your tortellini because it will continue to cook just by sitting in the hot soup.
- The “nonsense” of a soup is a totally personal preference. For a less thick soup, simply add extra chicken broth.
- Delicious with crusty bread!
How to Make Tortellini
Chicken Soup on the Stove Tortellini
very easy to make on the stove and can be on your table in less than 45 minutes, most of that is simmering time
You’ll need a large Dutch oven or soup pot for this Tortellini chicken recipe, otherwise it won’t fit! Alternatively, you can halve the prescription.
First, you’ll sauté your onions, carrots, celery, and garlic and then add all the rest of your Tortellini chicken soup ingredients EXCEPT the tortellini. Simmer for 20-25 minutes or only until the chicken is tender enough to crumble.
Remove the chicken to
a cutting board while simmering its tortellini for 5 minutes or so and then add the chicken to the pot. How easy was that?!
Can you make chicken tortellini soup ahead of time?
You can prepare the soup or prepare it in advance.
To prepare Tortellini chicken soup, Cut all your vegetables and store them in airtight containers or plastic bags in the fridge. You can even measure all the seasonings and keep them in an airtight container.
You can prepare your soup ahead of time, but if you’re not serving right away, don’t add the tortellini just yet. Instead, keep the soup warm.
For the slow cooker, add tortellini about 15 minutes before you plan to serve, and change the temperature to HIGH for about 15 minutes.
For the stove, add tortellini to the soup about 5 minutes before serving and simmer 3-5 minutes.
How to Store Tortellini
Tortellini Chicken Soup keeps very well as long as the tortellini are not overcooked initially. Store Tortellini chicken soup in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days. Warm gently on the stove or microwave when ready to eat.
Can I freeze this Tortellini chicken soup?
As for freezing this slow cooking chicken Tortellini soup, the answer is yes and no. No, I don’t recommend freezing this slow cooking chicken Tortellini soup WITH the tortellini. Yes, you can freeze this Tortellini chicken soup WITHOUT the tortellini.
Most non-cream-based soups freeze well, but soups with pasta in them don’t. The general rule with paste is that it continues to absorb liquid when the liquid is in a liquid state. Freezing will stop the process a bit, but when thawed and reheated, the paste basically turns into porridge.
If you want to freeze this slow cook chicken Tortellini soup to eat later, then it works great because you can make the soup, crush the chicken but NOT add the tortellini. Let the soup cool completely and then freeze the soup and tortellini separately.
If you want to make this soup, eat it and freeze the leftovers, then you run into trouble. There are two different ways to avoid this. You can use a 9-ounce bag of tortellini (instead of 20 oz.) and add it directly to the soup and then gobble these tortellini in their soup portions before freezing (so there are no tortellini left to freeze). Then simply reheat it with an additional 9 zo. Tortellini bag.
The other way is to boil your tortellini separately, add it to individual portions so you can freeze the soup and tortellini separately.
But whether you eat, freeze,
or don’t freeze, you’ll fall in love with the depth of flavor and abundance of texture in this slow-cooker chicken Tortellini soup!
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