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Easy Chicken Tortellini Soup

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Dive into soup season with this delicious and easy recipe! Perfect for those evenings when you need something hearty, quick, and so, so good!

Being that it’s the middle of May and strangely freezing right now — yes, suddenly we went from weather in the 90’s back to highs in the low-50s — I’ve been craving warm soups. So amongst some other favorite winter soup recipes I have pulled back out, I also recently gave this easy chicken tortellini soup recipe from Real Simple a try.

“Easy” is no exaggeration. Made with fresh or frozen tortellini and shredded rotisserie chicken, this yummy soup literally cooks up in 15-20 minutes, with only about 2 minutes of that time being prep. And it was delicious!! I added in some extra rosemary to season the broth, which I loved. And for any of you who love broth, I’d definitely recommend adding in an extra 3-4 cups of chicken broth (along with some extra rosemary, salt and pepper). But otherwise, this was great “as is”!

Definitely a terrific “simple” soup to warm you up on a cold day…even if that falls in the middle of May! :)

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Easy Chicken Tortellini Soup

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  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 3-5 servings 1x


Dive into soup season with this delicious and easy recipe! Perfect for those evenings when you need something hearty, quick, and so, so good!


  • 4 carrots, cut into bite-size pieces
  • 6 cups low-sodium chicken broth
  • 8 ounces cheese tortellini (fresh or frozen)
  • 1 1/2 cups rotisserie chicken, shredded
  • kosher salt and freshly-ground black pepper
  • 2 Tbsp. chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
  • 1/2 tsp. ground rosemary (or 2 tsp. chopped fresh rosemary


  1. In a large saucepan, simmer the carrots in the broth until tender, 10 to 12 minutes.
  2. Add the tortellini and simmer until tender, 2 to 4 minutes.
  3. Add the chicken and cook, stirring occasionally, until heated through, 1 to 2 minutes more; season salt, pepper and rosemary, then sprinkle with the parsley. Serve warm.


This would of course also be great with different kinds of tortellini.  Also feel free to experiment with seasonings!

Recipe adapted from Real Simple

Ali’s Tip:

This would of course also be great with different kinds of tortellini. Also feel free to experiment with seasonings!

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14 comments on “Easy Chicken Tortellini Soup”

  1. Rotisserie chicken is a life-saver, isn’t it? I make a tortellini/tomato/spinach/sausage soup that we love for a quick, easy meal. I’m going to definitely try this one too.

  2. ugh i hear you..i’m on a business trip in rhode island right now and it’s miserably cold and rainy! i could use a bowl of this!

  3. You must live next door to me. No one else is going through the crazy weather that we are, right? Go East Bay California… :) We’re planning on soup for dinner tonight as well. After all, what better for a rainy day? :)

  4. This looks delicious. I love soup recipes because they are generally pretty easy to execute, but take time to cook so it still feels wholesome. The warmth of soup is always relaxing too! I love anything with tortellini too, so you have hit some crucial points here haha! Thanks for sharing!

  5. This weather IS nuts, isn’t it? Maybe the Rapture really is coming lol Or maybe not. Either way, this soup looks fantastic and I could use a bowl any day =)

  6. Mmmm! Tortellini amazing, the soup sounds awesome!

  7. We made it with some canned broth supplemented by one chicken tender which poached in the broth as it heated. We added some fresh herbs from the garden and chopped up vegetables from the fridge. Added in the tortellini. It was delicious. Great recipe. Thanks.

  8. This soup looks delicious – perfect for the cooler fall weather. I cannot wait to try it.

  9. Love this soup. Cold with rain/snow mix today so it’s perfect. Try taking the chicken off the rotisserie chicken, put the carcass in cheese cloth and simmering the veggies in that for broth. I add diced onion and celery as well as a little fresh garlic. Add thinly sliced zucchini right before putting the chicken in to bulk it up. Yum!

  10. Just made this for dinner. It was delicious. Husband said it was one of the best soup broths ever. We’ll be having this again.

  11. I would just like to add a few more items on to your recipe from mine if you dont mind.. You dont have to use them or anything… Just thought Id share what I have concocted with everyone :)
    Since I made a HUGE batch so I can freeze it throughout the winter and eat as myself and my daughter want this is how I go about making our Home made Chicken Tortellini Soup
    5lb boneless chicken
    6 qts water
    3 large cans of chicken broth
    2 Bags of celery
    2 Baby carrots
    1 small onion
    2 jalapeno peppers
    1 garlic clove
    1 can diced tomatoes
    1 lime for flavoring :)… really adds a KICK to it
    ground parsley

    It only takes me approx 45 minutes to make mine, and it serves up to 40 people depending on how much or how little someone eats. But like I stated before, I just make it for myself who is 21, and my 3 1/2 year old daughter, and she LOVES IT!… oh and my wonderful boyfriend, cant forget him haha :D

    Thanks for reading, hopefully you learn a trick or two ;)
    tata! xoxx

  12. I made this today and its great. I used the carrots and added asparagus and a pinch of ground anise. Wowza

  13. I have a question about your chicken tortellini soup. What can be substituted for rosemary? Also is 8 oz tortellini half the package or one cup tortellini? And how much dried parsley would you use for this recipe? This is if I do not have fresh parsley?