This Creamy Chicken Tortellini Soup with Alfredo is a one-pot meal perfect for a cold winter night. It’s packed with tender broccoli, a parmesan-laced cream sauce, seared chicken, and cheesy tortellini. Creamy and comforting!
Heat a stock pot to a medium heat. I like to use a medium dutch oven. Generously season chicken tenders on both sides with salt and pepper.
Add 1 tablespoon butter to the pan. Sear chicken tenders until golden brown on both sides, and cooked through. About 2-3 minutes per side. Remove from pan and set aside to cool slightly.
Add remaining butter to pot. Once the butter has melted, turn the heat down to low and add garlic. Cook for 30 seconds, then whisk in flour. It will clump up, don't worry! Cook the raw flour taste out for 1-2 minutes. Take the pot off of the burner. SLOWLY whisk in about 3/4 cup of the broth, whisking vigorously to ensure there are no lumps. Gradually add the remaining broth in while whisking. Whisk in warm half and half.
Add salt and black pepper, and bring the mixture until to a boil, then reduce to a simmer. Simmer until slightly thickened, about 5-6 minutes. Whisk in parmesan cheese. Continue to whisk until cheese has melted and soup has thickened, about 3-4 minutes. Add the broccoli and tortellini. Continue to simmer until tortellini is soft, about 5-7 minutes.
While the soup simmers, chop the chicken into bite-seized pieces. Once the pasta is cooked and broccoli is soft, add chicken. Season soup to taste with salt and pepper. Garnish with grated parmesan cheese and black pepper.