Monday, January 11, 2010

Easy: Chicken Tortellini Soup

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If you have some leftover roast chicken, then this is the perfect quick weeknight meal.

I used to make a tortellini soup with frozen spinach and a can of diced tomatoes, but it tastes too much like a pasta dish instead of a soup.

Since I have a nice stash of homemade chicken broth in the freezer, it was easy to dip into the inventory and use some in this homemade EASIEST soup in the world.

Look at these weird looking carrots!
Is someone trying to tell me something?





Get your mind out of the gutter.

Easy Chicken Tortellini Soup:

1 onion, diced
2 garlic cloves, chopped
2 carrots, peeled and diced
1 tbsp olive oil
1 tbsp butter
1 cup of frozen peas
handful of fresh dill
6 cups of homemade chicken stock (or 48oz. box Swanson's Natural Goodness)
1 cup of dried tortellini (I used Trader Joe's pesto filled)
leftover roast chicken (I used about 1 cup)
freshly ground black pepper

Cook your onion, carrot and garlic in a heavy Dutch oven in some olive oil and 1 tbsp of butter until onion is translucent, about 4 minutes.



Add 6 cups of stock and bring to a boil. Add the tortellini and cook per package directions, about 10 minutes. Add the cooked chicken, frozen peas and dill at the last minute of simmering.



This makes enough for 6 generous bowls of soup.

Enjoy and stay warm!












22 comments:

Eileen @ Passions to Pastry said...

Hmmm.... where do you buy your carrots? My carrots never look like that ;P

kat said...

All the carrots we get from the farm are weird like that, none of those perfect grocery store carrots

Anonymous said...

I can attest to the excellence of the soup... yummmy... but the carrots - yikes...
mil

A Feast for the Eyes said...

I'm sure our Donna a My Tasty Treasures would love pics of your carrots! Looks healthy and fresh. I have all the ingredients at home-- easy dinner. Thanks!
PS: Dining at Chez Stace's during your staycation?

Ciao Chow Linda said...

I can just feel myself getting warmed up looking at your soup. The carrots are hilarious.

Michele said...

I just love soup! It's a great way to use up leftovers. I always keep tortellini in my freezer so I make this a lot. Yours looks delicious!

Pam said...

Great minds think alike Stacey - your soup is making me drool. My son is home sick with the flu today and this soup would make him feel so much better!

Pam said...

P.S. The carrots are cracking me up. ;)

Estrella Damm said...

i don't know about those carrots...
But that soup looks great. It's snowing today, I could use that right now.

The Food Hunter said...

Oh I love that carrot!

Bob said...

Mmm, tortellini. Looks awesome, I could definitely go for some right now.

SarahB said...

Sta, those carrots...I was almost crying I was laughing so hard.

Julie said...

Those carrots are too funny! I could use some of that soup right now!

noble pig said...

Those carrots are crazy funny. It just made the soup much better right?

Jen_from_NJ said...

Your soup looks great but what is up with those carrots?! Too funny!

Proud Italian Cook said...

The carrots are hilarious! 12 degrees out, a big bowl of this soup would suit me fine!

Lori Lynn said...

Looks wonderfully comforting and easy. I'm in the mood for soup!
LL

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The soup is so simple to make! I like it! I never imagined it will be this simple! I can make this even less than ten minutes.

Stacy said...

I burst out laughing at the carrots! Looks delish!!

Rebecca said...

I'm making it tonight- Thanks Sta! Hysterical carrots! Ours came out looking like little matzo balls this year!

Mila said...

Looks like a soup I used to make! My type of dish! Beautiful pictures as always Stacy!

The Japanese Redneck said...

LOL...love the post. Your soup looks delish!