Lemon Chicken Broth Bowl with Kale & Cheese Tortellini

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Serves 6 | Prep/Cook Time: 45 Min
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Calories
360
Protein
36g
Sodium
480mg
Sat.Fat
11g
Sugar
2g
INGREDIENTS
1 pkg PERDUE® FIT & EASY® Boneless, Skinless Chicken Thighs
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp black pepper
1 tbsp olive oil
8 cup low sodium chicken broth
2 lemons, juiced
1 (2-inch) piece parmesan cheese rind, optional
1/2 lb kale, stems removed, leaves torn into bite-sized pieces
1 pkg (9-ounce) cheese tortellini
italian bread for serving
lemon wedges for serving
INSTRUCTIONS
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STEP 1: 
Saute'
Season chicken thighs with salt and black pepper. Heat the olive oil in a large stockpot or Dutch oven over medium heat. Add the chicken and sauté for 10 minutes until brown.
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STEP 4: 
Serve
Ladle Lemon Chicken Broth Bowl with Kale and Cheese Tortellini into a deep soup bowl. Serve with Italian bread, grated Parmesan cheese and extra lemon wedges on the side.
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STEP 3: 
Shred
Shred the chicken into bite-sized pieces. When the tortellini is cooked, turn off the heat and stir the shredded chicken back into the broth.
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STEP 2: 
Simmer
Add the chicken broth, the lemon juice and Parmesan rind, if using. Cover and simmer for 20 minutes until chicken is cooked through. Chicken is done when a meat thermometer inserted in the center reaches 170 degrees. Remove the chicken to a cutting board. Turn the heat to high and add the kale and the tortellini. Boil gently for 7 to 10 minutes, until the kale wilts and tortellini is tender.
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Save the rinds from your Parmesan cheese wedges. When you’re simmering a soup or sauce, toss in the Parmesan rind. The flavor of the parmesan will infuse throughout the broth.

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