Monday, March 2, 2015

Chicken Tortellini Soup

One of my very first blog posts was a recipe for Sausage Tortellini soup.  It was inspired by a delicious hearty soup that Babe and I used to eat when we were too lazy to cook.  So while that was a fantastic recipe in its own right, it wasn't quite close enough to the soup we used to eat.

So last night, since the weather was chilly, I decided to give it a whirl again.  This version is amazing and even better, it's way more waist-line friendly.  I used chicken instead of sausage and replaced the cream cheese with some cubed mozzarella cheese.  I hope you like it!

Chicken Tortellini Soup

  • 1/2 C onion, chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced'
  • 1 14.5 oz can crushed tomatoes
  • 2 boneless and skinless chicken breasts
  • 3 C chicken stock
  • 1/3 C parmesan cheese
  • 2 tbsp fresh basil, chopped
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1/4 tsp dried chili flakes (more or less depending on preference)
  • 1/2 C fresh mozzerella, cubed
  • 8 oz frozen cheese tortellini
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Fresh basil for garnish
  1. Stir together all ingredients (up to the mozzerella) in a slow- cooker
  2. Cook on low 7 hours (or high 4 hours)
  3. Remove chicken and shred
  4. Add chicken back into slow cooker along with the mozzerella and tortellini. 
  5. Cook on high another 30 minutes
  6. Serve with basil for garnish

  • You could eliminate the mozzarella and bump up the parmesan cheese if desired
  • You could also replace the tortellini with any short dried pasta like penne or fusilli.