Kid Tested, Mom Approved Italian Chicken Soup


One of my nannies recently shared this recipe with me.  It’s one that she remembers her longtime former employer making for their children regularly. In fact, this soup was a winter staple in their home. This nanny loved it so much that she asked for the recipe and has made it a winter staple in every home where she has worked since.



1 Tbl Olive Oil

1 Onion Small Chopped

3 Cloves Garlic Minced

2 Tsp Dried Basil

1 1/2 Tsp Fennel Seed

1/4 Tsp Crushed Red Pepper

6 Cups Chicken Broth (sometimes I add more)

2 Zucchini Chopped

1 Carrot Diced

9 oz. Cheese Tortellini

1 1/2 Cups Diced Chicken


– Heat Oil in Pot

– Add Onion, Garlic and Seasonings

– Saute  for 5 minutes

– Add Broth

– Simmer 10 mins.

– Add Zucchini and Carrots

– Simmer 5 mins.

– Add Pasta and Chicken

– Cook till Tender

– Serve with Parm. Cheese

* Note I substitute veggies for what I have on hand, still tastes yummy.



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