California Chicken Soup


This is a hearty and flavorful chicken soup with an Italian flare that includes tortellini, onion, carrot, and fresh broccoli. The soup was made for a 4-H cooking contest and has been a family favorite ever since. It's also wonderful when re-heated for serving the next day.

California Chicken Soup
Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
45 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs
8 servings


  • 1 (48 fluid ounce) can chicken broth

  • 3 cups water

  • 2 frozen skinless, boneless chicken breast halves - diced

  • 1 small onion, diced

  • 1 cup thinly sliced carrots

  • 1 teaspoon lemon pepper

  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano

  • 1 dash garlic salt

  • 2 cups fresh broccoli florets

  • 1 (9 ounce) package frozen cheese tortellini

  • ¼ cup grated Parmesan cheese


  1. Bring the broth and water to a boil in a large pot, and mix in chicken, onion, and carrots. Season with lemon pepper, oregano, and garlic salt. Reduce heat to low, and simmer 25 minutes, or until chicken juices run clear.

  2. Stir the broccoli into the pot, and cook 10 minutes. Stir in the tortellini, and continue cooking 10 minutes, or until tortellini is al dente. Mix in the Paremsan cheese just before serving.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

176 Calories
5g Fat
20g Carbs
13g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 176
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 5g 6%
Saturated Fat 2g 11%
Cholesterol 37mg 12%
Sodium 1156mg 50%
Total Carbohydrate 20g 7%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 13g
Vitamin C 22mg 111%
Calcium 62mg 5%
Iron 1mg 3%
Potassium 185mg 4%

* 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.

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