Chicken Tortellini Soup

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Chicken Tortellini Soup

6 chicken thighs (about 2 1/2 lbs.), trimmed of excess fat

2 t. vegetable oil

2 carrots, diced

2 stalks celery, sliced

1 large onion, chopped

1/3 C. soy sauce

1 9-oz. package fresh or frozen cheese tortellini

Brown chicken in hot oil in Dutch oven or large saucepan over medium-high heat. Remove chicken from pan. Drain off excess fat, reserving about 1 tablespoon.

Add carrots, celery and onion; sauté 3 minutes. Stir in 5 1/2 cups water, soy sauce and chicken. Bring to boil; cover and simmer 15 minutes. Remove chicken; cool.

Meanwhile, cook tortellini according to package directions; drain. Remove skin and bone from chicken and cut meat into bite-size pieces.

Stir chicken into soup; bring to a boil. Stir in tortellini and heat through.

Makes 4 to 6 servings.

 

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