Photo: Colin Clark; Styling: Missie Neville Crawford
Yield
Serves 6 (serving size: 1 cup)

Diced tomato and a dollop of garlicky pesto add freshness and color to this quick chicken-pasta soup. Searing the chicken thighs first creates browned bits that add savory richness to the broth.

How to Make It

Heat a Dutch oven over high heat. Add oil; swirl to coat. Add chicken; cook 4 minutes, browning on all sides. Add garlic; cook 30 seconds. Add stock; bring to a boil. Add tortellini; reduce heat to medium, and simmer 6 minutes or until tortellini are done. Stir in spinach, salt, and pepper. Divide soup among 6 bowls; top evenly with tomato and pesto.

Ratings & Reviews

Quick and delicious

IoneTaylor
October 12, 2017
This was super easy and the pesto gave it a good flavor. I skipped the chicken and went ahead and mixed in about a T of basil pesto and the tomatoes before serving. Served with a salad.

Donnak88's Review

catscooking
May 26, 2014
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IoneTaylor's Review

daneanp
July 03, 2014
This soup is great for weeknights, hearty and good. I used rotisserie chicken instead of browning my own chicken and used regular tortellini instead of whole wheat tortellini, but otherwise I followed the recipe. I served it with garlic sourdough toast. Next time I plan to shop for the whole wheat tortellini.

sukeedog's Review

Debbie17
May 25, 2014
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Kitziecat's Review

denah3837
May 07, 2014
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Lisajane's Review

steponme
April 29, 2014
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sukeedog
October 05, 2014
This dish is a good weeknight dinner. The tomatoes and pesto really add a lot of flavour. I used spinach/ricotta tortellini and probably won't bother adding the chicken next time... it doesn't really need it. I also used homemade pesto, otherwise i followed the recipe. I served it with a crusty multigrain garlic bread.

catscooking's Review

Kitziecat
April 19, 2014
This is a good, easy kid-friendly dinner. It's filling and tasty, and it requires only a small salad or a crusty bread to round out the menu.

redenton's Review

redenton
April 27, 2014
This was an okay recipe. My wife felt the chicken flavor was a bit overpowering. Maybe white meat would be better in this dish.

Quick weeknight meal

Donnak88
March 27, 2015
I agree; good, quick weeknight meal, but wouldn't serve it to guest. The only thing that I'd do different next time is season the meat before browning.