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Easy Chicken Tortellini Soup with bacon and fresh basil. Delicious and hearty and loaded with vegetables. It's like a next level Minestrone Soup.

Chicken Tortellini Soup

A Chicken Tortellini Soup that saves you time and still tastes great! Made with store bought tortellini, bacon and fresh basil. Delicious and hearty, loaded with vegetables. Your kids probably won't even notice how healthy this dinner is!
Course Lunch, Soup
Cuisine Italian
Keyword Chicken Tortellini Soup, easy tortellini soup
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes


  • 500 grams boneless chicken thighs cut into small pieces
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 3 rashers of bacon
  • 2 onions diced
  • 3 stalks celery sliced
  • 2 carrots sliced
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 3 small tomatoes chopped
  • 2 zucchinis cut in half then sliced
  • 2 bay leaves
  • ½ teaspoon oregano
  • 12 cups chicken stock 3 litres
  • 1 packet of cheese tortellini
  • grated parmesan cheese
  • bunch fresh basil
  • bunch fresh parsley
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • Heat oil in a large stockpot on high. Add the chopped chicken thigh pieces and fry until golden brown (about 7 minutes). Set aside.
  • In the same stockpot, add the onions, bacon and garlic. Cook on high for about 5 minutes until the onions start to become translucent.
  • Add the carrots and celery and cook for another 4-5 minutes. Add the chopped tomatoes, oregano and a handful of chopped fresh basil and cook for another 5 minutes. Lastly add the fried chicken thigh pieces back to the stockpot and mix together.
  • Add the chicken stock and bay leaves to the stockpot and bring the soup to a boil. Stir in the tortellini and simmer for about 5 minutes. Finally, add the chopped zucchini and cook until tender, about 2 minutes. Salt and pepper to taste.
  • Garnish with fresh chopped basil, parsley and grated parmesan cheese.