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leftover chicken tortellini soup

(1 rating)
Recipe by
Gina Davis
Cedar Bluff, VA

Just threw this all together on the spur of the moment. Just used what I had on hand and it turned out really good! It was cold and rainy here yesterday and this hit the spot :)

(1 rating)
yield 6 serving(s)
prep time 5 Min
cook time 40 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For leftover chicken tortellini soup

  • left over chicken (i had 2 1/2 baked breast)
  • 3 Tbsp
  • 2 Tbsp
    minced garlic or to taste
  • 2 tsp
    thyme or to taste
  • 2 tsp
    basil or to taste
  • 2 tsp
    rosemary or to taste
  • 2 tsp
    dried minced onions
  • 1 tsp
    cumin (optional i use it i love earthy flavors in my food)
  • 1
    32 oz. carton chicken stock or broth (i use stock)
  • 4
    vegetable or chicken bullion cubes (i used veggie)
  • 2 c
    water (or more if you need it)
  • 1 can
    diced tomatoes (i always use my home canned tomatoes which is pints (16 oz.) so whichever can is closet to that
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 pkg
    refrigerated tortellini whichever kind you like

How To Make leftover chicken tortellini soup

  • 1
    Heat oil in pot. when hot add your spices and let "fry" to release the flavors and to toast slightly. Cook in oil for 2 - 3 mins.
  • 2
    Dice leftover chicken add to pot and cook for about 5 mins
  • 3
    Add stock, bullion, water and tomatoes and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer 30 mins. Bring back to boil
  • 4
    Once back to a boil add tortellini and cook for 7 -9 mins until done. I served with side salad and garlic bread :)
  • 5
    **** Quick tip: I cook my tortellini's separate for my soups and stews and just add the soup over them. That way if i have leftovers from the soup the pasta does not get mushy. I store it wet (not in water) in a plastic container and it is so much better the next day like this :) I do this with all my dishes that have pasta in them and the waste is so much less! If I don't think there will be leftovers I add the pasta to the soup.