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Chicken Tortellini Soup

Chicken tortellini soup with kale is a must make, easy soup recipe! Rich broth, loaded with tender, grilled chicken breast, cheese tortellini, healthy vegetables, and baby kale.

Disclosure: I was provided with a full-sized sample of OrganicGirl 100% Baby Kale, which went into the chicken kale tortellini soup. No any other form of compensation was received. I’m grateful for the opportunity to sample their new product, and all thoughts in this post are my own.

This hearty, broth-based soup is filled with pieces of grilled chicken, cheese tortellini, crisp vegetables, and 100% organic baby kale. It's comfort food in a bowl!

Believe it or not, in this part of Wisconsin, we’re already gearing up to say goodbye to the autumn weather and hello to the frigid cold days of winter. The clocks will be turned back one hour tonight, leaving us with less daylight and more dreary looking days.

Truthfully, unless you’re big into bundling up in jackets, shoveling yourself out from under 12 inches of snow, ice fishing, snowboarding, or building snowmen, Wisconsin winters can be a little bit depressing. There’s one sure fire way to cheer up on the outside and warm up on the inside… soup! This chicken kale tortellini soup recipe includes a seriously delicious (and healthy!) ingredient, 100% baby kale, from OrganicGirl.

If you ask me, I’ll tell you that not much goes better with a great bowl of chicken tortellini soup than some homemade biscuits and a crispy, crunchy salad.  Using this baby kale made for a SUPER easy, delicious, and incredibly healthy dinner.  I used it in the soup and in the salad!

Baby Kale Salad with Organicgirl 100% baby kale

The baby kale comes pre-washed (3 times!) so all you have to do is open up the clamshell container and it’s ready to use. Oh, and an extra kudos to OrganicGirl for using recycled plastic for their containers! I really like supporting companies that use sustainable practices. If you agree with my sentiment, check out this fabulous sustainability statement.

I have to say that I’m a big fan of “baby” produce. I guess it’s true that great things come in small packages. I’ve eaten fully matured kale before, and I do enjoy it in dishes where it’s baked, like my Spicy Parmesan Kale Chips, but I enjoy the baby kale even more. It’s tender crisp and a lot less bitter than it’s “big brother”.

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If you’re a smoothie fan, definitely try using baby kale in one! It blends up SO much easier than regular kale does.

My favorite healthy kale smoothie is my Sunrise Smoothie. There are no tough stems to remove… Just put your baby kale straight into the blender and make your green smoothie in a flash.

This Sunrise Green Smoothie from It's Yummi will give your body everything it needs to keep it fueled all morning long. #lmwlchallenge @sarahjenks

FOOD FACTS:  KALE

 Description

  • Kale is a form of cabbage in which the central leaves do not form a head. It is closer to wild cabbage and can be found in purple and green. Kale is one of the healthiest vegetables

Use & Care

  • Look for kale with firm, deeply colored leaves and moist stems. Kale keeps best in damp paper towels, placed into a plastic bag, then stored in the refrigerator crisper. It should not be washed before storing, as it will quickly turn moldy.
  • Use in salads or prepare like spinach, steamed, braised or used in stir-fry. It is great in soups with beans or potatoes and is popular in cuisines all over the world.

Health Benefits

  • Extremely high in calcium and vitamin C.

Kale is available year-round

Now, let’s get down to some seriously delicious chicken tortellini soup consumption, shall we?

Comfort food in a bowl! Get a hearty chicken kale tortellini soup recipe. It's filled with tender grilled chicken, cheese tortellini, crisp vegetables, and 100% baby kale

I hope you love this chicken tortellini soup recipe!

This hearty, broth-based chicken tortellini soup is filled with pieces of grilled chicken, cheese tortellini, crisp vegetables, and 100% organic baby kale. It's comfort food in a bowl!

Chicken Tortellini Soup Recipe with Kale

This hearty, broth-based soup is filled with pieces of grilled chicken, cheese tortellini, crisp vegetables, and 100% organic baby kale.
4.5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Servings 6
Calories 285 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 Tablespoon olive or canola oil
  • 1 yellow onion peeled and diced
  • 1 rib celery thinly sliced
  • 1 medium carrot peeled and thinly sliced
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 14 ounce can diced tomatoes with juices
  • 1 can prepared (not condensed) hearty tomato soup (I used Progresso)
  • 3 cups chicken stock or broth
  • 8 ounces (about 16 pieces) cheese tortellini
  • 4 ounces grilled chicken diced
  • 7 ounces baby kale

Instructions
 

  • Heat oil in a large soup pot over medium heat. Add onion, celery, and carrot and saute for 2-3 minutes, until vegetables are softened. Add garlic, salt, and red pepper flakes and cook an additional one minute, stirring to prevent garlic from burning.
  • Increase heat to medium high and add tomatoes, tomato soup, and chicken stock; Bring to a slow rolling boil, then add tortellini. Cook for 9 minutes, then add chicken and kale. Cook for another 3 minutes, or until kale has wilted and chicken is warmed through.

Nutrition

Calories: 285kcalCarbohydrates: 36gProtein: 15gFat: 10gSaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 34mgSodium: 712mgFiber: 4gSugar: 9g
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This hearty chicken tortellini soup recipe is a must make! With tender grilled chicken, cheese tortellini, crisp vegetables, and baby kale. Pure comfort food! Recipe on itsyummi.com

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21 Comments

    1. Julie, I’m totally with you on not being a fan of kale. I was the same way at first, mainly because I was trying full grown kale, which is much more bitter than baby kale is. Baby kale is tender, almost like baby spinach, and it has a much milder taste than full grown kale. I hope you’ll give it a try! Of course, you could always make this soup without the kale, and it will be just as delicious. 😉

  1. I absolutely love kale in soup, and loo forward to trying this one that is as soon as our weather starts cooperating; it is supposed to be 97 today 🙁

    1. It’s healthiest when it’s eaten raw, Lisa, but it’s an awesome food to incorporate into soups and casseroles, because it adds a great pop of color! I hope you try it…and love it 🙂

  2. I’m just going to have to admit that I’ve never had Kale. This soup looks like a great place to start.

    1. That really doesn’t surprise me. Kale is one of those often overlooked greens at the grocery store. It’s a shriveled looking and it’s REALLY dark, so people kind of shy away from it.
      Let’s give it some love, shall we? 🙂

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