A filling chicken tortellini soup that is as easy to make as heating up a can of soup. But sooooo much better! Take a 2 minute dash around the supermarket and you can have dinner on the table in 10 minutes.
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6 ingredient Chicken Tortellini Soup

This is a super quick recipe, it is a 5 minute dash around the supermarket so you can have dinner on the table in under 10 minutes. And we are not talking microwave meals here! A filling chicken tortellini soup that is as easy as heating up a can of soup. But sooooo much better!
Prep Time2 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time7 mins
Course: Lunch, Main
Cuisine: Italian
Servings: 2 -4
Calories: 535kcal
Author: Claire | Sprinkles and Sprouts
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  • 4 cups chicken stock (from a cube, carton or concentrate is fine)
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1 rotisserie chicken - or 2 raw chicken breasts - See additional notes
  • 1 bag tortellini approx 375g/13oz - the packets that suggest they serve 2
  • 1 small bag spinach (90g/3oz)
  • 1 lemon
  • parmesan
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • Pour the chicken stock into a large pan, lightly squash the garlic with the back of a knife (but keep it whole), add this to the stock and bring to the boil.
  • Meanwhile strip the meat from the breasts of the rotisserie chicken (Wrap the rest in clingfilm - see note 1 )
  • Once the stock is boiling, add the tortellini and cook for 1 minutes less than the packet suggests.
  • After this time add the chicken and cook for a further minute.
  • Divide the spinach between bowls and spritz each bowl with some lemon juice.
  • Remove the whole garlic cloves from the broth and then spoon it over the spinach.
  • Garnish, generously with parmesan. (See note 2 for alternative toppings)


  1. If you want to cook the chicken yourself, bring the stock to the boil then lower in the chicken breasts and turn down to a low simmer. Poach gently for 10 minutes.
  2. Additional toppings:
    • Add in some chopped red chillies
    • Mushrooms would be good in the bowl with the spinach
    • To bulk out the meal you could add a tin of drained cannelloni beans.
    • Prawns work fabulously instead of chicken. Add them in with the pasta.
    • Or make this vegetarian, remove the chicken and add in some chopped capsicum and frozen sweetcorn. (use veg stock)


Calories: 535kcal | Carbohydrates: 23g | Protein: 60g | Fat: 22g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 211mg | Sodium: 236mg | Potassium: 345mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 245IU | Vitamin C: 30.5mg | Calcium: 106mg | Iron: 4mg
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