Becka's Chicken Tortellini Soup

Yummy chicken soup with tortellini...something I've 'thrown together' for years now. It has always been a favorite when I've made if for potlucks. It also tastes very good with egg noodles (homemade or store-bought) instead of tortellini.

Prep Time:
25 mins
Cook Time:
25 mins
Total Time:
50 mins
8 servings


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

  • 4 skinless, boneless chicken breasts, cubed

  • 1 clove garlic, minced, or more to taste

  • 3 ½ (32 fluid ounce) containers chicken broth

  • 2 teaspoons dried basil

  • 2 teaspoons ground thyme

  • 1 teaspoon ground dried rosemary

  • 1 teaspoon paprika

  • 6 carrots, sliced

  • 4 stalks celery, sliced

  • 3 ears corn, shucked and kernels removed

  • 1 onion, chopped

  • 2 ½ cups dry cheese tortellini

  • 1 bunch green onions, chopped

  • ½ bunch fresh spinach, chopped

  • salt and pepper to taste


  1. Heat olive oil in a large soup pot over medium heat. Add chicken and garlic; cover. Cook, stirring occasionally, until chicken is no longer pink in the center and juices run clear, 5 to 7 minutes.

  2. Pour chicken broth, basil, thyme, rosemary, and paprika into the pot with the chicken; bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Add carrots, celery, corn, and onion; continue to boil until carrots are crisp-tender, 3 to 4 minutes.

  3. Pour tortellini into the soup pot and bring to a boil. Cook for 10 minutes and add green onions and spinach. Continue cooking until tortellini are tender, about 2 minutes more. Season with salt and pepper.

Cook's Notes:

You can also use chicken bouillon cubes with water or made-from-scratch chicken broth as a substitute for canned/packaged chicken broth.

You can substitute fresh or frozen tortellini for dry if desired.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

285 Calories
8g Fat
33g Carbs
22g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 285
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 8g 10%
Saturated Fat 2g 12%
Cholesterol 59mg 20%
Sodium 2076mg 90%
Total Carbohydrate 33g 12%
Dietary Fiber 6g 20%
Total Sugars 8g
Protein 22g
Vitamin C 19mg 95%
Calcium 151mg 12%
Iron 3mg 18%
Potassium 684mg 15%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.