Tortellini Chicken Soup


Just a pinch of saffron goes a long way in adding flavor and intense color to food. The aromatic spice is a tad expensive, so feel free to leave it out. This quick dinner soup is terrific with or without it.

Total Time:
25 mins


  • Nonstick cooking spray

  • 12 ounce skinless, boneless chicken breast halves, cut into 1/2-inch cubes

  • 6 cup reduced-sodium chicken broth

  • ½ cup sliced leek or chopped onion

  • 1 tablespoon grated fresh ginger

  • ¼ teaspoon saffron threads, slightly crushed (optional)

  • 1 9 ounce package refrigerated herb chicken tortellini or vegetable ravioli

  • ½ cup fresh baby spinach leaves or shredded fresh spinach


  1. Lightly coat an unheated large saucepan with nonstick cooking spray. Preheat over medium-high heat. Add chicken; cook and stir for 3 minutes. Carefully add broth, leek or onion, ginger, and, if desired, saffron.

  2. Bring to boiling. Add tortellini or ravioli. Return to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, uncovered, for 5 to 9 minutes or until tortellini or ravioli is tender, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat. Top individual servings with spinach. Makes 4 servings.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

222 Calories
3g Fat
21g Carbs
29g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 222
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 3g 4%
Cholesterol 59mg 20%
Sodium 1221mg 53%
Total Carbohydrate 21g 8%
Protein 29g

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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