Monday, February 6, 2012

Chicken Tortellini Soup

Over the weekend, we had my sister and her family visiting. It was great to see them. Friday night dinner had to feed us all. So, with is being a little chilly at night and I wanted to do something simple. I had come up with this recipe in the past, and decided to make this soup again. It was perfect! Everyone enjoyed and it was a fun evening at home with family.

Chicken Tortellini Soup 
2-4 chicken breasts ~ cut in bite sized pieces
1 tablespoon butter
2 cups water
1 small package cheese tortellini
1/2 teaspoon basil
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon oregano
black pepper to taste
paremsan cheese
1/2 cup onion ~ chopped
1/2 cup frozen peas
1/2 cup frozen corn 
1 cup carrots ~ chopped

Chowder Blend:
1/4 cup butter ~ melted
1/4 cup flour
2 cups milk

Cook chicken chunks in 1 tablespoon butter.  Cook till fully done. Set chicken aside. In saucepan or soup pot, Boil 2 cups water and add in carrots and onion, Cook till tender. Also add in salt, basil, oregano, and pepper. Then add in tortellini, peas and corn. Cook till tortellini is done. Remove from heat. In separate saucepan, combine melted butter, flour and milk. Slowly bring to a boil and boil till it thickens a little. Constantly Stirring. 
Once chowder blend has thickened, add into soup pot with veggies. Add in chicken, and mix well. You can either add cheese to whole pot or to individual bowls. Add cheese to desired amount.

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