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Beginning with my Fast Chicken Soup Base it is easy to knock hours off of the cooking time usually needed for homemade chicken soup and still end up with soup that tastes even better than the 'from scratch' method. With a little creativity you can easily make two varieties of these soul-satisfying meals.

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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Prepare Fast Chicken Soup Base. Bring to a simmer.

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  • Add these, then simmer until tender, 10-20 minutes: 1 9-ounce package refrigerated small cheese tortellini; 1 14.5-ounce can diced tomatoes; 2 medium zucchini, diced; 1 tsp. dried basil.

  • Before removing from heat, stir in: 1/2 cup chopped fresh parsley.

  • Final touch: Add salt and pepper, to taste.

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Nutrition Facts

118 calories; protein 5.5g; carbohydrates 18.6g; fat 3g; cholesterol 14mg; sodium 341.9mg. Full Nutrition
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