Photo: Colin Clark; Styling: Missie Neville Crawford
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

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

May 26, 2014

IoneTaylor's Review

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

May 25, 2014

Kitziecat's Review

May 07, 2014

Lisajane's Review

April 29, 2014

DNikolajsen's Review

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

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

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

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.