Recipes Chicken and Escarole Soup with Tortelloni 9 months ago 1 Comment Facebook Prev Article Next Article Facebook Prev Article Next Article Related Posts New Recipe: Recipe: Raspberry & coconut cakes admin February 26, 2022 New Recipe: 5 attractive ideas for cupcake packaging admin March 28, 2021 New Recipe: Matt Baker’s wife Nicola and daughter Molly bake unusual chocolate cupcakes – sparks fan reaction admin April 25, 2021 Taro Spring Rolls September 9, 2021 New Recipe: Good morning: No internet? admin January 28, 2022 New Recipe: What not to cook in an Instant Pot admin March 1, 2022 About The Author More from this Author One Response BushyEyes December 30, 2021 ## Easy Chicken Tortellini (Tortelloni) Soup This easy chicken tortellini soup combines a rich homemade chicken stock with cheesy tortellini and fresh escarole. Prep Time: 30 minutes Cook Time: 1 hour Inactive Time: 5 hours Total Time: 6 hours 30 minutes Servings: 8 Calories: 481kcal ### Equipment * Large stockpot * Large pot * Tongs * Sieve * Heatproof bowls ### Ingredients #### Chicken stock: * 3- pound whole chicken giblets removed and discarded * 4 carrots peeled and cut into large pieces * 1 onion quartered * 6 cloves garlic peeled and crushed * 5 sprigs thyme * 2-3 fresh bay leaves or 1-2 dry bay leaves * 1 bunch parsley torn or cut in half * 1 tablespoon black peppercorns * Salt * Water #### Tortellini soup: * 2 teaspoons neutral oil * 1 yellow onion peeled and diced * 4 large carrots peeled and diced * 3 ribs celery trimmed and diced * 2 tablespoons butter * 1 teaspoon dry thyme * 1 large head of escarole trimmed and roughly chopped * 1 lemon juiced * 20 ounces cheese tortelloni or cheese tortellini; do not use meat-based tortellini * Water as needed * Salt pepper, and crushed red pepper to taste #### For serving: * Freshly grated parmesan cheese * Freshly minced parsley ### Instructions #### Simmer the stock: * Place the chicken in a stockpot. Add the carrots, onion, garlic, thyme, bay leaves, parsley, and black peppercorns on top—season liberally with salt. Add enough water to cover the chicken by 1 inch. * Bring to a boil and then reduce heat and simmer for 3–4 hours, skimming off any foam or scum that floats to the top. #### Cool the chicken: * Remove the chicken from the pot and set it aside to cool. #### Hard simmer the broth: * Bring the broth to a hard simmer (just below boiling) for 30 minutes or until it reduces slightly and takes on a dark golden color. #### Strain the broth: * Strain the broth through a fine-mesh sieve into a large heatproof bowl. Discard solids. Wipe out the stockpot and return it to the stovetop. #### Start the tortellini soup: * Heat the oil in the stockpot over medium heat. Once hot, add the onion, celery, and carrots and cook them for 7–8 minutes until they soften—season with salt and pepper. #### Bloom the spices: * Melt the butter into the pot. Once bubbly, add the dry thyme and a pinch of crushed red pepper to taste. #### Simmer the soup: * Add the cooked chicken to the pot along with the homemade chicken stock. If needed, add a cup or two of water. You should have about 8 cups of liquid in the pot. Bring the soup to a boil and then reduce heat and simmer for 20 minutes. Taste and season the broth to your preferences. #### Finish the soup: * Add the escarole and lemon juice to the soup. Simmer an additional 10 minutes. #### Cook the tortellini: * Meanwhile, bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add the tortellini and cook until al dente. Drain and divide the tortellini between bowls. #### To serve: * Ladle the hot chicken soup over the tortellini. Serve with freshly grated parmesan cheese and minced parsley. Enjoy! ### Nutrition Calories: 481kcal | Carbohydrates: 43g | Protein: 28g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 96mg | Sodium: 447mg | Potassium: 599mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 11658IU | Vitamin C: 18mg | Calcium: 179mg | Iron: 4mg Reply Add Comment Cancel Reply Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.