Chicken Tortellini Soup from Tony's Town Square
1 cup chicken breast meat, diced
1 tablespoon butter or margarine
2/3 cup carrots, diced
1 cup celery, diced
1 cup onion, diced
5 chicken bouillon cubes
5 1/2 cups hot water
1 tablespoon parsley
1/4 teaspoon ground thyme
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 pound tortellini, cooked according to package directions
In a large pot, melt butter. Add carrots and saute 3-4 minutes. Add in diced chicken and cook another 5 minutes until chicken is fully cooked. Add celery and onions and continue to saute 7-8 minutes until vegetables are tender and onions are translucent.
In a separate bowl, dissolve chicken bouillon cubes in hot water. Pour into pot. Add all of the remaining ingredients (except for tortellini). Simmer on medium-low for 20 minutes. Salt and pepper to taste.
While the soup is simmering, cook tortellini (in a separate pot) according to package directions. Drain water.
After the soup has cooked for 20 minutes, add in the tortellini and stir. Serve with crusty bread. Enjoy!!