Cappelletti (or Tortellini), Chicken and Broccoli Soup Fast2eat

Cappelletti (or Tortellini), Chicken and Broccoli Soup Fast2eat

Loved by the whole family, this Cappelletti chicken and broccoli soup recipe is sure to please even the pickiest of eaters.

On chilly nights there’s just nothing better than having a steaming bowl of flavorful soup to warm you up and it is the perfect simple, easy comfort food for cozy winter dinners.

I’ve made this one with Tortellini, not with Cappelletti, which is the correct recipe, because although Tortellini could easily be served in a soup or other broth-based dish, traditionally, Tortellini should not be soaked too long in their broth; Tortellini are often served with a meat sauce.*

Cappelletti (or Tortellini), Chicken and Broccoli Soup Fast2eat
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Loved by the whole family, this Cappelletti chicken and broccoli soup recipe is sure to please even the pickiest of eaters.
Servings: 10 people

Ingredients

  • 1 kg Chicken - breast
  • 1 tbsp Lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp Olive oil
  • 1 Onion
  • 1 tbsp Garlic - minced or 3 garlic cloves
  • 1 Bay leaf
  • 1 tbsp Chicken broth mix
  • 1 tbsp Parsley
  • 1 tbsp Green onions
  • 1 Carrot - sliced - optional
  • 2 liters water
  • Nutmeg
  • 500 g Cappelletti
  • 2 cups Broccoli - florets

Instructions

  • Cut the chicken in cubes and season with lemon juice.
  • In a pressure cooker (or Instant Pot), heat the olive oil using sauté option. Stir in the onion and garlic and cook until onions are soft and translucent.
  • Stir fry chicken.
  • Stir in boiled water, chicken stock, sliced carrot (optional), bay leaf, parsley, green onion, and any other herbs you may like and cook for about 10 minutes in the pressure cooker/or Instant Pot (high pressure).
  • Note: Making in a regular pot, use pre-cooked chicken or increase the cooking time and cook until the chicken is well cooked.
  • After natural release the pressure, Open the pressure cooker (or Instant Poand Stir in the Cappelletti, broccoli and nutmeg and simmer, using the sauté option, until Cappelletti float to the top and broccoli is tender, usually for about 2-5 minutes.
  • Season with salt and pepper to taste and serve hot with parmesan cheese and sliced green onions.

Notes

Cooked pasta, in general, keeps 3 to 4 days in the refrigerator. This recipe should be consumed within that time frame as well (and the leftovers are excellent!), just add more chicken broth.
*You should know that those types of stuffed pasta are different!! Do you know the difference?
Cappelletti and Tortellini differ in the way of “closing them”. They are different in terms of shape, and filling recipe.
Cappelletti literally means “little hats or little cap” and refers to their shape, which resembles a hat. They are closed without twisting the edge of the pasta, simply by approaching the edges of the triangle obtained by bending the squares of dough on which rests the filling. They are formed from one piece of dough, filled, folded over, and the ends pinched together. They can be found stuffed with a meat or a cheese filling. One traditional (and delicious) way of serving them is in broth. It is good practice not pick them up immediately from the pan but leave them to soak for a few minutes to absorb the broth well. Cappelletti is the size of a quail egg.
Tortellini, very much like Cappelletti, they are distinguishable by their shape (a “ring” shape in this case) and can be filled with meat or cheese. They are often served with a meat sauce. Tortellini should not be soaked too long in their broth. Tortellini is the size of a marble (generally about 2 grams each by weight).
Course : Main Course
Cuisine : Brazilian, Italian
Keyword : Broth, Chicken, Easy, easy-to-prepare, Italian, Nut-free, Pasta, Pressure cooker, Pressure Cooker (Instant Pot), Soup

Nutrition

Calories: 287kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 17g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 55mg | Sodium: 391mg | Potassium: 184mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 1238IU | Vitamin C: 20mg | Calcium: 97mg | Iron: 2mg
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