Tortellini Chicken Soup

Fall is finally in the air and nothing feels better than a warm, comforting bowl of chicken soup.  This is a little different take on your traditional chicken noodle soup.  If you’re looking for something to soothe the soul, this would be it!

Tortellini Chicken Soup
1 rotisserie chicken or two (bone-in) roasted chicken breasts
1 package fresh tortellini (8 oz.)
Olive oil
2 carrots, chopped
2 stalks celery, chopped
1 yellow onion, chopped
1 box chicken broth (I prefer low-sodium organic)
1 teaspoon dried thyme
1 teaspoon salt (more, if needed)
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
Freshly grated Parmesan cheese (for garnish)
Shred or chop chicken.  Heat a large, heavy bottom pan over medium heat and drizzle bottom with olive oil.  Add chopped celery, onions and carrots.  Cook for approximately 6-8 minutes.  You want the vegetables to cook, but you really don’t want to add much color to them.  
Add thyme and cook another 2 minutes.  Cooking the thyme with release more of the flavor.  Feel free to add more if you like a stronger flavor.  Add salt and pepper as well.  Like I’ve said before I love black pepper so I would probably add more, but I included a modest amount for this recipe.
Add chicken broth and bring to a boil.  Once the soup is boiling add fresh tortellini and cook according to package directions (probably 6-8 minutes).  In the last several minutes add your chicken.
Sprinkle the top of the soup with some grated Parmesan cheese before serving.  I love this soup with good ole Saltine crackers crushed on top or some crusty french bread for dipping.

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  1. I wonder if it would be good with the cheese kind?!

  2. This sounds really good! I am actually eating a plan old out of the can chicken soup right now. This sounds much yummier! I will have to give it a try. Thanks for sharing.

  3. Oh that looks yummy! I’m about to do a big cook up of soup to stick in the freezer for lunches, this may have to make the list!

  4. This looks just yummy and so good right now… seriously need to see if I have these supplies!

  5. Boy, does that look good! 🙂

  6. Yum! I’m going to have to try this.

  7. I make a similar soup and LOVE it. I add chunked zucchini and summer squash a few minutes before serving….and it’s usually my lunch for the next week. It’s so good.

  8. This soup doesn’t looks good… because it’s great and delicious and amazing! I’ll be definitely making this recipe when I got home. It might warm up some cold couples relationship and calm down heated arguments. 🙂