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Chicken Tortellini Chili

An easy, flavorful dinner recipe the whole family will enjoy!


It’s beginning to look at lot like Thanksgiving and then…. Christmas!  Planning and shopping has begun (we have Christmas at Thanksgiving with a large part of my husband’s family so planning and shopping has to start early around here!)  Drooling over peppermint desserts is my new hobby. 

But for some reason my kids still want dinner every night.  They still want something hardy after a long day at school or before soccer.  And my hubs still wants a nice home cooked meal after a long day at work.  So  today post is brought to you by hungry kids and hard working husbands and ladies who want to feed their families or themselves a delicious (but easy) dinner.  



Chicken Tortellini Chili

If you’re a regular visitor around here, you’ve probably seen me mention 4 Little Fergusons.  I absolutely love her blog.  I read it almost everyday and her recipes always look fantastic!  So when I saw this recipe for Tortellini Chili, I knew I wanted to make it.  

I also had a chicken soup or chili on my calendar for awhile but just couldn’t find a recipe that looked really good to go ahead and make it. So I thought I’d turn this one into a chicken recipe.  It turned out great!  I’m sure the ground beef version is great too, so I still plan on making that another time.

Yield: 6 people

Chicken Tortellini Chili

Chicken Tortellini Chili

An easy, flavorful dinner recipe the whole family will enjoy!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes


  • 12 ounces dry cheese filled tortellini
  • 1 Tablespoon oil, I used olive oil
  • 1 cup finely chopped onion
  • 2 cloves fresh minced garlic
  • 1 pound chicken, cut into bite sized pieces
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 16 ounces chicken stock
  • 2- 15 ounce cans great northern beans
  • 1- 15 ounce can kidney beans
  • 2- 10 ounce cans Rotel diced tomatoes, whatever heat you like
  • 2 tablespoons ground cumin


  1. Cook Tortellini according to package, mine said about 5-6 minutes. Rinse with cool water and set aside.
  2. In a large dutch oven pot (or something similar), saute onion, garlic, chicken, salt and pepper until chicken is fully cooked.
  3. Add broth, beans, tomatoes, and cumin (don't drain any of them) to the pot. Rapidly boil until liquid is reduced by about half.
  4. Add cooked tortellini and serve.


I used my homemade stock in this recipe. Look below card for link.

 Make this recipe even better with Easy Homemade Chicken Stock.




Need more easy dinner ideas?  Check out our Kid Friendly Weeknight Dinner Pinterest board.  And these aren’t just for kids, it  just means the ingredients are simple and yummy.  And check out our favorite ones to make:

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Thursday 14th of November 2013

I love any kind of chili...and this one is a for sure recipe to put on my list to make this season. Loving the tortellini in with the beans!

Pamela @ Brooklyn Farm Girl

Saturday 9th of November 2013

With the chilly weather we're having this is perfect for a warm dinner! Thanks for sharing!


Monday 11th of November 2013

Thanks Pamela! It is a great warm dinner for those chilly nights.


Saturday 9th of November 2013

Hi Lucy! Thanks so much for linking up to my blog! Your Chicken Chili Tortellini looks beautiful!!!!! What a great idea to do chicken version, I am so glad your family enjoyed it. Hugs~ T :)


Saturday 9th of November 2013

Thanks Tonya! The chicken version turned out so yummy, I have no doubt the ground beef version is excellent too! I'm so glad you shared this recipe. Have a great weekend!

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