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Southwest Chicken Tortellini Soup

This easy southwest chicken tortellini soup creates an explosion of flavors for your taste buds. Using our chili seasoning in a southwestern broth with chicken, cheese tortellini, and other tasty ingredients, this will be an easy soup you will keep in your recipe book for life. 

southwest chicken tortellini soup in bowl garnished with limes and cilantro

Soup is always a great way to warm up in the fall and wintertime. They are also an easy one pot meal that you can enjoy year-round. Finding easy to make soups is always a bonus especially if you have busy schedules or like easy recipes to cook. 

This southwestern chicken tortellini soup is a healthy and delicious soup. We add the cheese goodness of cheese tortellini to a southwestern broth with vegetables to create tasty flavors for you to enjoy. This is not your traditional tortellini soup, but it will become a new household favorite. This is a great customizable soup for your dietary needs and food preferences. Make it a vegetarian soup by not adding the chicken and substituting out the chicken broth for vegetable broth. 

Prepping the Southwestern Broth 

In a medium sized pot sauté, 2 tablespoons of olive oil,1 small diced onion, 1 diced red bell pepper, and 1/2 -1 diced jalapeno (If you like it spicy then use a full jalapeno. If you want it less spicy ten use a half jalapeno.). Cook until the onion becomes translucent and peppers become tender. 

diced onion, diced red bell pepper, and diced jalapeno in pan with olive oil

sauteed onion and peppers in pot

Next add in 32 ounces chicken broth, a 16 ounce can black beans, 1 cup frozen corn, 16 ounce can diced tomatoes with green chilies, and 2 tablespoons Chugwater Chili Seasoning

corn, died tomatoes, black beans, chicken breasts, chicken broth, and chugwater chili seasoning added into the pot with the sauteed vegetables.

Cooking and Shredding the Chicken 

You will need to add in 2 thawed chicken breasts to the broth. Boil for 25 minutes until the chicken breast is cooked through. 

Take out the chicken breasts, shred them with two forks, then add back into the pot. 

chicken breasts shredded

Shredded Chicken added back to soup pot

Finishing the Southwest Tortellini Soup 

Next add in 10 ounces cheese tortellini into the pot and simmer until they become tender. You can test this with a fork. If the fork easily stabs through the tortellini then it is ready.

frozen cheese tortellini added into pot with soup

How the Serve the Southwest Chicken Tortellini Soup  

Now that you have finished cooking this easy southwest tortellini soup it is time to enjoy it. 

southwest chicken tortellini soup in bowl with spoon and garnished with cilantro

There are many ways you can serve this tortellini soup. 

  • Add it to a soup buffet with other soups. 
  • Add it to a slow cooker to keep warm and take to a potluck. 
  • Serve it with your favorite salad. 
  • The options are endless. 

Here are some fun toppings that you can add to this soup when you serve it. 

  • Chopped cilantro. 
  • A dollop of Chugwater Chili Dip 
  • Crushed tortilla chips 
  • Avocado slices 
  • Shredded cheese 

This is a flavorful soup recipe that you can use your imagination with when serving it. It is also a fun soup recipe to switch up your soup making routine and deviate from traditional soups. 

Now that you have learned an easy to make soup recipe, here are some of our other tasty soup recipes that you should try today!!!

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Dinner
Southwestern
Yield:8-10
Author:Katie Kernan
Southwest Chicken Tortellini Soup

Southwest Chicken Tortellini Soup

This easy southwest chicken tortellini soup creates an explosion of flavors for your taste buds. Using our Chugwater Chili Seasoning in a southwestern broth with chicken, cheese tortellini, and other tasty ingredients, this will be an easy soup you will keep in your recipe book for life.
Prep time: 10 MinCook time: 40 MinTotal time: 50 Min

Ingredients

  • 2 chicken breasts, thawed
  • 1 medium bell pepper, diced
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • ½-1 jalapeno, diced
  • 2 tablespoons Chugwater Chili Seasoning
  • 32 ounces chicken broth
  • 16 ounce can black beans
  • 1 cup frozen corn
  • 10 ounces cheese tortellini, frozen
  • 16 ounce can diced tomatoes and green chilies
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

Instructions

  1. In a medium sized pot sauté, the olive oil, onion, red bell pepper, and jalapeno and cook until onion becomes translucent.
  2. Add in the chicken broth, beans, corn, diced tomatoes with green chilies, and Chugwater Chili Seasoning.
  3. Add in the chicken breasts. Simmer for 25 minutes.
  4. Take out the chicken breast, shred, then add it back into the pot with the frozen tortellini. Simmer until the tortellini is tender.
  5. Serve hot and top with chopped cilantro.

Nutrition Facts

Calories

290.98

Fat (grams)

8.07

Sat. Fat (grams)

2.24

Carbs (grams)

35.99

Fiber (grams)

6.66

Net carbs

29.33

Sugar (grams)

4.35

Protein (grams)

20.08

Sodium (milligrams)

975.79

Cholesterol (grams)

43.66

Note these are estimated nutritional values and might not be 100% accurate.

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