Sunday, March 2, 2014

Mexican Chicken Tortellini Soup

I am so excited to tell you about my new discovery. This week on Rachael Ray, Sunny Anderson and Rachael made 10 super easy tortellini soups (click here for the link). It was so fast, that they made all ten in one segment. By the time they added the last recipe to the pot, they went back to the first pot and served it. I plan to try them all sooner or later. But I was so inspired by the idea that I had several recipe ideas of my own. This week, I made Sunny's Creamed Spinach Tortellini Soup and a creation of my own. Her soup was so good. It really tastes like creamed spinach, especially the next day. I would definitely make this ahead for lunches in the future.

As for my creation, I decided to use the flavors of Chicken Tortilla Soup and make another easy tortellini soup. It was delicious and filling. This soup has all the Mexican flavors of corn, tomato, chilies and cilantro. The tortellini provided a cheesy bite in each spoonful. The leftover chicken from my Roasted Chicken in a Bundt Pan came in handy for this recipe. I love that this soup has so few ingredients but big flavor. This is another quick weeknight meal.

Mexican Chicken Tortellini Soup 
Servings:  6 


6 cups fat-free, reduced-sodium chicken broth 
10 oz. can tomatoes with green chilies, undrained*   
15 oz. can yellow corn (no-salt added), undrained
1 Tbsp. Fajita Seasoning (click here for recipe)
9 oz. package cheese tortellini
1-1/2 cups shredded chicken from a rotisserie chicken
1/2 cup cilantro, chopped 
Lime wedges (optional)


Place broth, tomatoes, corn and seasoning in a stock pot. Bring to a boil. Add tortellini and chicken, simmer 9 minutes or according to package directions. Add cilantro and taste for seasoning, adjust to taste. Serve garnished with a squeeze of lime (optional).

*Note: Tomatoes with green chilies can be spicy. I used what they call original and it had great heat. Use mild if you do not like spicy foods.

Linking to:
Love Bakes Good Cakes: The Ultimate Soup Recipe List Linky
My Mixing Spoon: Random Recipe Roundup
This Gal Cooks: Marvelous Mondays
The Chicken Chick: Clever Chick Blog Hop
Ms. enPlace: See Ya in the Gumbo
Jam Hands: Recipe Sharing Monday
The Tumbleweed Contessa: What'd You Do This Weekend?
Yesterfood: Treasure Box Tuesday
Anyonita Nibbles: Tasty Tuesdays
It's Your Life: Tuesdays with a Twist
Family Home and Life: Wow Us Wednesday
Buns In My Oven: What's Cookin' Wednesday
Dizzy Busy & Hungry: Wine'd Down Wednesday
Turnips 2 Tangerines: Four Seasons Blog Hop
Miz Helen's Country Cottage: Full Plate Thursday
My Turn for Us: Freedom Fridays with All My Bloggy Friends
Tales of a Pee Dee Mama: Food on Friday


  1. Sounds wonderful and so simple too!

  2. Thank you for linking up at Tasty Tuesdays! Your post has been pinned to my Recipes from Tasty Tuesday board. I can't wait to see what you link up next week!
    Have a terrific weekend!

  3. Sounds good...especially having a cheesy bite in each spoonful! Thank you for sharing, Denise.

  4. This soup sounds great, especially today when it's rainy and cold here. Thanks for sharing at Food on Friday.

  5. Hi Denise,
    Your soup would be delicious, I like the combination of seasons that you used! Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and hope you are having a great week.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen


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