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Pesto Chicken Tortellini Soup

posted by Julie Evink on November 17, 2013

 Pesto Chicken Tortellini Soup ~ Fast and easy soup for busy families using Gold’n Plump Pesto Seasoned Whole Chicken!

Pesto Chicken Tortellini Soup ~ Fast and easy soup for busy families using Gold'n Plump Pesto Seasoned Whole Chicken!I was compensated by Gold’n Plump Chicken to create this post. All opinions expressed are completely my own.

Who loves a warm bowl of soup in their hands on a chilly winter day?

I know I do! Ok, so now who loves having that bowl of soup in their hands quickly? I’m raising my hand again, and I know you are too! There’s nothing better then knowing you have a plan for supper when you get home from work, especially when the nights are busy and time is precious. I need a plan, or I seriously get stressed out over supper and I get crabby. No one likes that! So here’s the deal. I have a wonderful soup for you to try out, and it’s going to become a family favorite on those busy weeknights before, during and after the holidays.

Holidays = Crazy. Anyone with me on that one? I get all excited for them and then realize I’m more stressed than anything with all the hustling and bustling from one event to another. I especially love easy recipes around this time of year.

Enter the wonderful world of Gold’n Plump® Seasoned Whole Chicken! These little inventions are the best thing ever: A whole chicken that comes seasoned in a bag. You simply cut a few holes in the bag, stick it in the oven and let it roast. The end result is a wonderfully juicy and plump chicken roasted to perfection. For this Pesto Chicken Tortellini Soup I snagged a Pesto Seasoned Whole Chicken from the grocery store, roasted it the night before I made the soup, and I had supper on the table in twenty minutes.

Gold’n Plump Seasoned Whole Chicken also comes in Mesquite, Lemon Pepper and Sweet BBQ. Check out these amazing Cilantro Mesquite BBQ Chicken Taquitos that I made with the Mesquite Seasoned Whole Chicken!


Best part about it? The entire family loved it. I mean, we are talking even the super picky hubs loved it. That’s right, he loved a pesto chicken. I was doubtful as I was making it because it’s a bit out of his comfort zone, but he complimented me several times how awesome and juicy the chicken was!

If you are looking for an easy recipe that will put a smile on the entire family’s face, then you must try out this Pesto Chicken Tortellini Soup!

Pesto Chicken Tortellini Soup

Prep Time 15 minutes Cook Time 10 minutes Serves 6 Servings     adjust servings


  • 1 Gold'n Plump Pesto Bag in Chicken
  • 4 c. water
  • 4 c. chicken stock
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 Tbsp pesto
  • 1 (19 oz) bag frozen tortellini
  • 1/4 c. Parmesan cheese


  1. Bake chicken according to the instructions on the bag. Cool and shred. I did this the night before.
  2. In a large saucepan bring chicken, water, chicken stock and garlic to a boil. Boil for 5 minutes.
  3. Add tortellini and pesto and boil for 5 minutes.
  4. Sprinkle Parmesan cheese on top of soup and serve.


Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Amount Per ServingAs Served
Calories 739kcal Calories from fat 346
% Daily Value
Total Fat 38g58%
Saturated Fat 12g60%
Transfat 0g
Cholesterol 162mg54%
Sodium 881mg37%
Carbohydrate 49g16%
Dietary Fiber 2g8%
Sugars 4g
Protein 47g

Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs:

Total FatLess than65g
Sat FatLess than25g
CholesterolLess than300mg
SodiumLess than2,400mg
Total Carbohydrate300g
Dietary Fiber25g

Looking for more quick and easy chicken recipes?

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  • Sheena @ Hot Eats and Cool Reads

    This soup looks absolutely amazing! Can’t wait to try it. Thanks for sharing!

  • Tanya Schroeder

    We don’t have Gold n Plump chicken, but dang I wish we did! This looks too wonderful!

    • Julie Evink

      Say what?! Ugh that’s a sin!

  • Jessica @ A Kitchen Addiction

    They make a pesto seasoned chicken?! I have to try this!

  • Paula

    This soup looks so good, pinned to my Marvelous Mondays board.

  • Lindsey

    This looks delicious! I absolutely love tortellini…and garlic…and pesto…and parmesan 🙂 I’m going to have to try this recipe.

  • carolinaheartstrings

    Tha looks fantastic. I cannot wait to make a batch and eat it all myself!

    • Julie Evink

      I love that you are going to eat it all yourself!

  • Pamela @ Brooklyn Farm Girl

    Can’t wait to try this soup, it looks hearty and like it would hit the right spot.

  • Joe and Chrissi

    This soup was great! Thanks for the recipe. We couldn’t find the Gold ‘n Plump chicken as our local Target didn’t carry the Pesto seasoned chicken, though we later found Perdue’s equivalent at Walmart. Chrissi and I would make a suggestion to the soup, which is, to add a little more seasoning to the broth.

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