Soups Italian Chicken Tortellini Soup by Alex Bayev March 1, 2023 Published: March 1, 2023Last Updated on May 15, 2023 546 views 546 Chicken tortellini soup is a hearty and nutritious dish perfect for any day of the week. It’s a delicious combination of tender chicken, cheese tortellini (or any of your other favorites), and a flavorful, rich broth infused with herbs and spices. If you have broth already prepared, this soup couldn’t be easier to make. Both chicken broth and vegetable broth are good here. And if you don’t have broth, that’s okay. I have a basic chicken broth, and recipe vegetable broth from Heston Blumenthal, and even a complete guide to cooking vegetable broth with all the possible vegetable recommendations and other additions. Take your pick of any one you like! I didn’t have any pre-made broth, so I thought it would be a good idea to film the cooking process once again, since I’m cooking it. So below, in parallel with preparing the ingredients for the soup, I will also show you how to cook the broth. But you should still keep the links to the broths above, they will come in handy! ⏱ Cooking time — 1 hours and 55 minutes overall. Includes 45 minutes of preparation and cooking + 1 hours and 10 minutes unattended. 🥣 Ingredients 🍽 For 4 servings: For the broth: 800 g – 1,000 g (1,8 lb – 2,2 lb) chicken on the bone 2 l water 2 carrots 2 celery stalks 1 to 2 stalks of leeks 2 onions 1/2 tsp. turmeric 5-6 sprigs of thyme (1/2 tsp. dried) 2 bay leaves Parmesan crust (optional) For the soup: 1.2 l of chicken or vegetable broth 300 g (11 oz) stripped chicken meat (leftover after broth cooking) 250 g (8,8 oz) tortellini 50 ml (3,4 tbsp.) white dry wine (optional) 1 onion 1 carrot 1-2 cloves of garlic 1 tsp. oregano parmesan (to serve) 1-2 tbsp. neutral vegetable oil 🔪Step by step Directions Cook the broth (part 1) Take 800 g – 1000 g (1,8 lb – 2,2 lb) of chicken on the bone, put in a large saucepan and pour 2 liters of cold water. Put on high heat. Peel and halve 2 onions and add to the pot. You can throw the whole onion in the broth, directly with the husk, but be sure to rinse it or remove the top, dirty layer of husk. Peel and cut 2 carrots in half and then in half rings. I had very large carrots, so I additionally cut them into quarters, but this is not necessary. Add to the pot. Chop 2 stalks of celery coarsely and add to the pot. Cut the stub off 1-2 leek stalks, cut them in half and rinse them under running water, washing away all the dirt between the layers. Slice into pieces about 3 cm (1,2 inches) long. Add 5-6 sprigs of fresh thyme (or use dried) and 2 bay leaves. Prepare the ingredients for the soup Let the broth boil while we take care of the ingredients for the soup. Dice 1 carrot. To do this, slice the carrots lengthwise into plates about 1 cm (0,4 inches) thick. Put the wide side of the plates on a board and cut them into straws about 1 cm (0,4 inches) thick. Dice the slices. Peel 1 onion, cut in half and cut into small cubes. To do this, make longitudinal incisions without cutting all the way through. Then one or two notches holding the knife parallel to the board. Peel and finely chop or grate 1-2 cloves of garlic. Cut off the parmesan crust and add to the pan with the broth. (optional) Set the vegetables aside. Cook the broth (part 2) Add 1/2 tsp. turmeric to the broth and stir. When foam begins to rise – reduce heat to medium-low and remove foam with a slotted skimmer. Now adjust the heat so that the broth just barely simmers. Skim off the foam again, as needed. Boil for about 1 hour (home-cooked chicken for about 2 hours). Take a sieve and strain the broth through it. Take apart the chicken meat Put the chicken on a plate and cool slightly. Use two forks to separate the meat into small pieces, removing the skin and bones. Set it aside. Cook the tortellini Pour about 2 liters of water into a pot or saucepan and salt generously. Place on the fire and bring to the boil. Add 250 g (8,8 oz) of tortellini and bring to the boil, stirring for about 30 seconds. Then cook according to the instructions on the package, for about 5 minutes, until fully cooked. Stir them occasionally to prevent them from sticking together. Remove from heat and drain. Drizzle with olive oil and stir. Cook soup Heat 1-2 tbsp. neutral vegetable oil in a saucepan. Add diced onions and carrots. Cook, stirring frequently, until soft, about 5 minutes. Add 1 tsp. oregano and garlic. Cook, stirring, for about 40 seconds, until fragrant. Pour in about 50 ml (3,4 tbsp.) white dry wine and decaramelize the bottom of the pan. To do this, cook, stirring the contents of the pan frequently, until the wine has evaporated, about 30 seconds, (optional, but very Italian 🙂 ) Pour in the chicken broth, add the chicken, 1 tsp. salt, black pepper and stir. Taste for salt, add more salt if needed. Heat until boiling and remove from heat. Serve the soup Place boiled tortellini on bottom of soup plate, pour soup with vegetables and chicken. Garnish the top with a few thinly sliced Parmesan (you can slice it with a vegetable peeler) or grate it finely. Buon appetito! Italian chicken tortellini soup No ratings yet Chicken tortellini soup is a hearty and nutritious dish perfect for any day of the week.A delicious combination of tender chicken, cheesy (or whatever your favorite) tortellini and a flavorful, rich broth infused with herbs and spices. Pin Recipe Print Recipe Cook Time45 minutes minutesUnattended:1 hour hour 10 minutes minutesTotal Time1 hour hour 55 minutes minutes Servings4 servings Ingredients Metric – US CustomaryFor the broth:800-1000 g chicken on the bone2 l water2 carrots2 celery stalks1-2 stalks of leeks2 onions½ tsp. turmeric5-6 sprigs of thyme (1/2 tsp. dried)2 bay leavesparmesan crust (optional)For the soup:1,2 l chicken or vegetable broth300 g stripped chicken meat (leftover after broth cooking)250 g tortellini50 ml white dry wine (optional)1 onion1 carrot1-2 cloves of garlic1 tsp. oreganoparmesan (to serve)1-2 tbsp. neutral vegetable oil InstructionsPut the chicken in a saucepan and pour cold water over it. Put on high heat.Peel and halve onion, peel and slice carrots in half rings, coarsely chop celery stalks, cut leek stalks in half and cut into pieces about 3 cm long. Add everything to the pan. Add thyme and bay leaf.Dice carrots into about 1 cm thick slices, dice the onions into small pieces, peel and finely chop the garlic. Set the vegetables aside.Cut off the Parmesan crust and add to the pan with the broth (optional).Add the turmeric to the broth and stir. Remove the foam with a slotted skimmer. Reduce heat to low.Cook for about an hour (domestic chicken for about 2 hours), at a low boil. Strain the broth through a sieve.Cut the chicken into small pieces, removing the skin and bones. Set aside.Boil tortellini, in salted boiling water for about 5 minutes.Remove from heat, drain. Drizzle with olive oil and stir.In a saucepan, heat the vegetable oil and add the diced onions and carrots. Cook, stirring frequently, until soft, about 5 minutes. Add the oregano and garlic. Cook, stirring, for about 40 seconds, until fragrant.Pour in the white dry wine and decaramelize the bottom of the pan. Pour in the chicken broth, add the chicken, salt, and black pepper and stir. Taste for salt. Heat until boiling and remove from heat.Place the boiled tortellini in the bottom of a soup plate, pour the soup with the vegetables and chicken.Garnish the top with a few thinly sliced Parmesan (can be sliced with a vegetable peeler) or grate it on a fine grater. Video Tried this recipe? Tag me on Instagram!I love seeing what you’ve made! Mention @bayevskitchen and tag it #bayevskitchen to be reposted in my stories! Pin1YumTweetShareTelegramVibeFlip1 Shares BudgetChickenFallFor beginnersItalian Leave a Comment Cancel Reply Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. 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