Kid Tested, Mom Approved Italian Chicken Soup

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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.

Enjoy!

Ingredients:

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

Directions:

– 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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