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Creamy Chicken Tortellini Soup

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!

Course Soup
Cuisine American
Keyword fettuccine alfredo, alfredo soup, broccoli cheese soup, broccoli soup, tortellini soup
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 6 people
Calories 421 kcal
Author Nicole


  • 3 tbsp unsalted butter, divided
  • 1 lb chicken tenders
  • 2 large garlic cloves, grated
  • 3 tbsp all-purpose flour
  • 3 cups warm chicken stock
  • 2 cups warm half and half
  • 1/2 tsp coarse kosher salt
  • 1/8 tsp freshly cracked black pepper
  • 3/4 cup parmesan cheese
  • 3 cups frozen broccoli
  • 1 1/2 cups refrigerated cheese tortellini


  1. 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. 

  2. 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. 

  3. 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. 

  4. 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. 

  5. 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. 

Nutrition Facts
Creamy Chicken Tortellini Soup
Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
Calories 421 Calories from Fat 207
% Daily Value*
Fat 23g35%
Saturated Fat 13g81%
Cholesterol 112mg37%
Sodium 681mg30%
Potassium 641mg18%
Carbohydrates 23g8%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 31g62%
Vitamin A 867IU17%
Vitamin C 42mg51%
Calcium 302mg30%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.