Good afternoon. I’m posting this recipe just in time for a friend that is under the weather. This is a great savory soup, that will warm those chilled bones after being out Christmas shopping. It is very easy to create, since you are just putting all the ingredients, bringing to a boil, then simmering. This can be used as a good base soup, that you can add and remove items as you please. I have made some changes to cut done on time, preparation, and importantly cost. Let’s begin, and as always please let me know your feedback with this recipe.
6 Cups of Water
3 Cans of condensed Chicken broth
1 to 2 (10 oz) Can(s) of Cream Of Chicken (I added an extra can to thicken it)
1 small to medium roasted chicken (Most grocery stores have them)
1/2 Cup of Cooking Sherry, or White cooking wine, or even water
1 to 2 Cups of Mushrooms (garden, Bella or even Shiitake mushrooms if you choose)
1 Cup chopped onion 1 Cup chopped or grated carrots (depends on your preference)
2 Cloves of Garlic minced (I used a pre-minced garlic)
1/2 Teaspoon of Basil Leaves (I used the finely chopped leaves)
1/2 Teaspoon of Oregano Leaves (I used the finely chopped leaves)
12 oz Package of Cheese (or your favorite type) of fresh, dried or frozen Tortellini
Optional ingredients (All items are to taste)
Fresh ground pepper
Grated Parmesan Cheese
In a large stock pot or soup pot add water, Chicken Broth, Cream Of Chicken soup, onions, carrots, mushrooms, Basil, Oregano, and garlic. Pull all meat from roasted chicken, and place in a bowl. You can use the whole chick or dark or white meat, depending on your preference. Anyway, after the chicken meat is in the bowl, pour the cooking sherry, white cooking wine or water in the bowl. Mix the chicken well to make sure it’s soaked and coated with the liquid. After that is done, pure the contents of the bowl in the pot, with the other ingredients.
Bring pot to a boil and stirring, then add the Tortellini to the pot. Bring down the temperature to a simmer, and let it simmer for about 30 minutes. You should taste the soup during the simmering. Just to make sure it tastes to your liking, and checking on the Tortellini to ensure that it is cooked properly. That is it. You can add the Parmesan Cheese on top of the soup, when you serve it. Also, this soup freezes and microwaves well. So, it’s great for people on the go.
Servings: (10) 1 1/2 cup servings.