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Chicken Tortellini Soup (Tortellini in Brodo)

Chicken tortellini soup (tortellini in brodo) is one of those easy dinner ideas that you can cook in just 15 minutes. It is a complete meal that contains cheese tortellini, chicken, and tomato pieces in a tasty broth, making a simple and comforting meal for busy weeknights. 
Course:Main Course
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories399 kcal
Cost $ 1.50 per person


  • 1 pot
  • 1 wooden spoon


  • 8 oz skinless boneless chicken breast small cubed (You may replace it with skinless boneless chicken thighs)
  • Salt and ground white pepper to taste or you can use black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil not extra-virgin
  • ½ medium yellow onion small diced (or you can use white onion)
  • 3 cloves of garlic minced
  • ½ cup dry white wine
  • 8 cups chicken broth homemade or store-bought
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 7 oz chicken or cheese tortellini uncooked (200 g), use dry, refrigerated, or frozen tortellini. The latter may take a little longer to cook.
  • 1 large tomato peeled, deseeded, and small diced. If you want, use drained canned diced tomatoes (You may use about 1 to 2 cups baby spinach instead if you prefer)
  • ¼ cup chopped Italian parsley


  • Pat dry the chicken and season with salt and pepper to taste. Reserve.
  • Heat a medium no-stick pot over medium heat, add the olive oil, and sauté the onion for about 3-4 minutes or until translucent. Add the seasoned cubed chicken and cook for about 5 minutes, stirring now and then. Add the garlic and cook for about 1 minute, stirring once and a while.
  • Pour in the wine and let almost evaporate. Then, add the broth and the bay leaf.
  • Increase the heat to medium-high and bring to a boil. Add the tortellini and let cook for about 8-10 minutes (or for the time stated in your package), or just until becomes al dente.
  • Remove from the heat, add the tomato, and let rest for about 3 minutes. Adjust the salt and pepper to your taste, discard the bay leaf, and stir in the parsley.
  • Serve with garlic bread or a hard-crusted crust. If you want, sprinkle some grated Parmesan cheese on top of the soup. Enjoy!

Recipe Notes

How to Store
  • Let the chicken tortellini soup cool and then store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 2 days.
  • Freeze either in airtight containers or gallon-sized freezer zipper bags. Because liquids expand when frozen, leave about an inch at the top of the bag to allow expansion. To avoid freezer burn, remove any excess air.
  • Lay the soup bags down in a flat single layer on cookie sheets and place them in the freezer on a level surface. After they are frozen, stack the bags up on their side in the freezer to save space.
  • Thaw in the fridge overnight.
  • Reheat over low heat on the stovetop or in the microwave at 60% power, avoiding overcooking any ingredients before heating through.


Calories: 399kcal | Carbohydrates: 34.7g | Protein: 22.8g | Fat: 16.7g | Saturated Fat: 3.6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5.7g | Trans Fat: 0.01g | Cholesterol: 76.9mg | Sodium: 2258.7mg | Potassium: 438.6mg | Fiber: 3.5g | Sugar: 5.5g | Vitamin A: 688.8IU | Vitamin C: 11.6mg | Calcium: 111mg | Iron: 1.7mg

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