4 Ingredient Lemon Chicken Tortellini Soup

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Lemon Chicken Tortellini Soup- this is the best recipe when you're sick and only takes 4 ingredients!

4 Ingredient Lemon Chicken Tortellini Soup is one of the easiest, most delicious winter soups we like to make when we’re sick. The tart lemon, creamy tortellini, and delicious shredded chicken always help ease a cold or the flu in no time.  And its a nice change up from traditional chicken noodle.

I don’t know about you, but when I feel like death, the last thing I want to do is chop up a ton of ingredients and have to cook in a ton of pans that I’ll have to clean later. That’s why this is the BEST, most comforting soup for sick days- just shred some rotisserie chicken and dump all the ingredients in a large pot or the slow cooker, and you’re good to go!

One note- I didn’t picture this with spinach, but we like to add a few cups of fresh spinach to the soup right before it is done cooking to up the nutritional value, especially when we have colds. You don’t want to add it too early or it will discolor your soup- I like it just slightly wilted. Just dump it in and stir a few minutes before serving- it ups your antioxidants and vitamins when you need them the most!

I’ve recently been using the multi-colored tortellinis I find at Sams Club- my kids love all the colors! They call them “cheesy pies” and especially love them when cooked in chicken stock. You can use any kind of tortellini, but simple cheese tortellini usually make it into our soup. Sometimes I let them over cook and slightly fall apart- the cheese spills into the soup and it becomes extra creamy and salty. The best comfort food ever!


Lemon Chicken Tortellini Soup- easy, quick and only takes 4 ingredients!


4 Ingredient Lemon Chicken Tortellini Soup
  • 1 large can of chicken stock, 32 oz
  • 1 package fresh tortellinis (I get them in my grocery store's dairy case)
  • 1 Rotisserie chicken, meat removed and shredded
  • ¼ cup + lemon juice, to taste
  • optional- 2 cups fresh spinach
  1. In a large enameled dutch oven, crock pot, or large pan, add stock, shredded chicken and tortellini.
  2. On stove: let cook until tortellini is soft and done, about 10-15 minutes. Add lemon juice and stir. Taste and add more lemon juice to your liking (I like mine very lemon-ey, but not everyone does). Let it cook another 10 minutes or so to let the lemon fully incorporate.
  3. In a crockpot: add all ingredients and let cook until tortellini is done, about 1½ hours.

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