Chicken and tortellini soup

    1 hour 15 min

    A highly substantial meal. Chicken is simmered with celery, carrots, green pepper, spinach, egg noodles and fresh tortellini. Serve for a hearty lunch or dinner.

    36 people made this

    Makes: 8 

    • 5 chicken thighs
    • 2 litres water
    • 4 cubes chicken stock, crumbled
    • 1 large onion, chopped
    • 3 cloves garlic, finely chopped
    • 3 sticks celery, chopped
    • 6 carrots, chopped
    • 1/2 green pepper, chopped
    • 285g frozen chopped spinach
    • 115g fine egg noodles
    • 225g fresh tortellini (any flavour of your choice)
    • salt and pepper to taste

    Prep:15min  ›  Cook:1hr  ›  Ready in:1hr15min 

    1. Fill a large pot with water and place chicken thighs in the pot. Bring to the boil, then reduce heat and simmer until meat falls from the bone, 45 minutes. Remove chicken, cut up meat and return meat to the pot.
    2. Stir in chicken stock, onion, garlic, celery, carrots and pepper; simmer until vegetables are tender, 10 to 15 minutes.
    3. Stir in frozen spinach and cook until tender, 5 to 10 minutes.
    4. Meanwhile, bring a large pot of water to the boil. Cook egg noodles in water until al dente, 8 to 10 minutes. Drain and reserve.
    5. Stir tortellini into soup and cook until tender, 2 minutes. Stir in reserved egg noodles, salt and pepper. Heat through and serve.

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    I did not have frozen spinach or a green pepper but had fresh spinach and a red pepper. My family loved this soup and would make it again!  -  22 May 2007  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    The recipe was easy to make and my boy friend liked it very much. i am not a great fan of spinich but it was still very good. i hope to make it soon in the future.  -  22 Jul 2002  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    Great soup! I had a cold and instead of downing a can of condensed chicken noodle soup, I thought I'd make some from scratch. I love spinach, so this was right up my alley and the tortellini was a nice twist as well! I made a few variations---limited the onions and celery just because I'm not a huge fan. I did use fresh spinach instead of frozen and it worked just fine. Instead of meat, I used a three cheese tortellini and omitted the egg noodles (too much pasta). Finally, I didn't go through the trouble of taking the chicken off the bone (thought it made the soup more "hearty" and it falls right off anyway) and I also added a couple teaspoons of butter. All in all---this was a fantastic recipe! I served it with garlic bread and it tasted event better for lunch the next day!!!  -  30 Nov 2009  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)