California Chicken Soup

California Chicken Soup


"This is a hearty and flavorful chicken soup with an Italian flare that includes tortellini, onion, carrot, and fresh broccoli. The soup was made for a 4-H cooking contest and has been a family favorite ever since. It's also wonderful when re-heated for serving the next day."


1 h servings 176 cals
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Original recipe yields 8 servings



  • Calories:
  • 176 kcal
  • 9%
  • Fat:
  • 4.9 g
  • 8%
  • Carbs:
  • 20g
  • 6%
  • Protein:
  • 13.2 g
  • 26%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 36 mg
  • 12%
  • Sodium:
  • 1156 mg
  • 46%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Bring the broth and water to a boil in a large pot, and mix in chicken, onion, and carrots. Season with lemon pepper, oregano, and garlic salt. Reduce heat to low, and simmer 25 minutes, or until chicken juices run clear.
  2. Stir the broccoli into the pot, and cook 10 minutes. Stir in the tortellini, and continue cooking 10 minutes, or until tortellini is al dente. Mix in the Paremsan cheese just before serving.
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  1. 21 Ratings


I made this soup tonight for my family. I'd have to say I was a little disappointed with it. First of all why add 3 cups of water to the chicken broth it just watered it down, I ended up addin...

My husband and I loved this recipe. I had a few changes I roasted a chicken. The chicken shreaded I liked the effect. I had to use dried tortellini so I added and extra can of chicken broth. ...

This is a delicious and multi texture soup. You can use leftover chix breast instead of cooking it in the soup--great way to get rid of leftover chicken plus using fresh veggies make it healthy...

This was fairly bland.

This is a delicious soup. I use chicken tenderloins instead of chicken breasts. The recipe calls for a 9 oz bag of tortellini, but I could only find 19(?) I added over half of a 19 oz bag and ...

This was quite yummy! I used zucchini instead of broccoli and it added a nice flavor all together. The only thing I would say to change, is definitely add a chicken boulin cube or two to it and ...

I left out the broccoli, but otherwise kept things the same. It was really good, this will be a new staple in my menu's thank you. I can't believe the difference the parmesean made. Yummm...

Good but I felt like it was missing that special something to make it great. Needs more seasonings. Maybe some bacon too?

The chicken came out stringy and icky tasting, but other than that it's fine.