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Saturday, January 7, 2012

Crazy Cooking Challenge #5 - Chicken Tortellini Soup


This month's challenge is chicken noodle soup!  I wanted to find something a bit different, and this chicken tortellini soup qualifies.  It has a light and delicate flavor but is hearty and filling at the same time.  I found this recipe over at The Happy Housewife.    Thanks, Happy Housewife!

I wasn't sure what the kids would think about this soup that appears so different from the other soups that I make, but both loved it.  My Little Man happily exclaimed that he liked this fun dinner.

So here's how to make this super-fast, very healthy soup.  As usual, I couldn't leave the recipe well enough alone.  My changes will be in italics nearby.

You'll need:

2 c. shredded chicken
1 bag frozen cheese tortellini        I used ravioli - worked just the same.
3 c. chicken broth
3 c. water
salt                         I skipped this.
adobo seasoning           I skipped this, too.
diced onion                  I skipped this but added a dash of garlic powder instead.
Italian seasoning
1 can of Rotel             You got it!  I skipped this, too.

I added 1/2 c. grated Parmesan and 2 big handfuls of fresh spinach, washed, de-stemmed, and chopped.

  1. In a large pot, combine the chicken, broth, water, and tortellini.
  2. Add the seasonings (and other extras) and cook over medium heat.
  3. Stir occasionally.  When broth bubbles, set timer for 7 minutes.
  4. Serve and enjoy!

So, voila!  Dinner is served, and in only 10 minutes.  Yum!

What's your favorite kind of soup?

(I'm also linking this up to the Pinterest Challenge - because I've had this pinned for weeks!)

The Pinterest Challenge


  1. LOVE tortellini! Bet it was delicious!! Visiting from the CCC ... I'm #15.
    Tracey @ The Kitchen is My Playground

  2. Cute little soup eater you have there.

    If you haven't already, I'd love for you to check out my Crazy Cooking Challenge entry: Thai Chicken Noodle Soup

    Cook Lisa Cook

  3. Sounds really good - love the seasonings and tortellini. Happy CCC - hope you'll visit my post for Southwestern Chicken Noodle Soup (#48).


  4. Your son is a cutie! My kids like tortellini too!

  5. I so cook like that too...substitute and leave out...complete creativity. Looks good!

  6. You definitely made this recipe your own! Your soup looks and sounds outstanding! In answer to your question~My favorite soup is miso soup!! Thanks for a great recipe!

  7. I made Creamy Chicken Noodle Soup! #1 in the linky party, come by and visit if you get the chance!

    Thanks again for participating in my challenge!

  8. Hi there, this looks like a really good recipe for chicken noodle soup. I'm going to have to try this one soon, it's just perfect for our wintry weather. Thanks for sharing. I have recently found your blog and am now following you, and will visit often. Please stop by my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris

  9. Welcome, Chris! I hope you enjoy the soup! I'll be sure to visit your blog. :-)