creamy chicken tortellini soup in a dutch oven on yellow placemat on marble background

Creamy Chicken Tortellini Soup

Caramelizing onions adds so much delicious flavor to this Creamy Chicken Tortellini Soup. This soup is comforting and filling. It's sure to be a family favorite!
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Course: Soup
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cheese, chicken, chicken chickpea soup, creamy, entree, lunch, tortellini
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 375kcal
Author: Anna


  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 medium onion, finely diced
  • 2 chicken breasts skin removed, cut into chunks
  • 1 cup carrots, chopped about 10 baby carrots or 3 regular
  • 3 stalks celery, chopped
  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 1/2 tsp garlic salt
  • 10 oz cheese tortellini I used frozen)
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream


  • Heat 1 tbsp olive oil in a dutch oven over medium-high heat. (My dutch oven is 7.5 qts)
  • Add the chopped onion, cook until browned and caramelized.
  • While the onion is cooking, cut the chicken into chunks and salt and pepper the chicken well.
  • Once the onions are browned, reduce heat and slowly pour in the chicken broth, and add all the other ingredients except for the cream.
  • Stir well. Cover and cook for 35-40 minutes, or until the chicken is cooked through.
  • Add the frozen tortellini and the cream. Cover and leave on medium heat for 3 minutes.
  • Remove from heat and serve immediately.


  • If you wish to use a slow cooker, you can add the 2 chicken breasts without cutting them into chunks. 
  • Add all ingredients except for the tortellini and cream for 4 hours. Remove chicken and shred.
  • Add shredded chicken, cream, and tortellini back to the slow cooker for an additional 10-15 minutes.
  • Serve and enjoy!
  • Since different foods are different sizes, nutritional facts are approximate and may not be exact but they are as close to accurate as I can calculate.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 375kcal | Carbohydrates: 22.1g | Protein: 42.8g | Fat: 11.6g | Cholesterol: 125mg | Sodium: 743mg | Potassium: 815mg | Fiber: 0.8g | Sugar: 1.8g | Calcium: 29mg | Iron: 1mg