Chicken Tortellini Soup

Due to some peer pressure, I've entered a soup competition* sponsored by New England Country Soup. The idea is to create a soup that is similar to one of their 8 flavors, and the recipe will go head to head against it. I chose their Nana's Chicken Soup to challenge, and created a chicken, tortellini and spinach soup. Made in a crock pot, this was pretty simple to whip up.


2 large boneless chicken breasts, cut into cubes
6 cups chicken stock
2 cups water
1/2 large yellow onion, diced
3 cloves garlic, diced
1/2 cup cilantro, chopped
1 tsp of each: salt, black pepper, dried basil, paprika, oregano, ginger, rosemary
10 oz dried tortellini
10 oz spinach

1. Prep your ingredients: cut up chicken, onion, garlic, cilantro, and any fresh herbs.

2. In a crock pot, combine chicken, chicken stock, water, onion, garlic, cilantro, and all seasonings. Stir together and set on low heat.

3. Cook on low for 5-6 hours.

4. Stir in tortellini, cook for an additional 20 minutes, or until pasta is desired texture.

5. Turn off heat and stir in spinach leaves. Serve with a nice crusty baguette.

* Disclaimer: Although I talk the talk, I have never actually made soup before this, so I really don't walk the walk. Take any smack talk with a grain of salt.

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Soup Challenge


  1. I happen to be an excellent soupmaker (soupstress). Its easy. You've got this.

  2. You should tell people to vote for you!

    And Eleni, you should enter the contest too!!

  3. Yeah, Eleni, you should enter too. Or, you know, vote for mine! (Trust me, it was tasty.)


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