Slow Cooker Tortellini and Chicken

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Slow cooker chicken and tortellini. #crockpot #freezermeal

Okay, so I cheated  bit on this recipe and used a pre-packaged component. I had originally seen the idea for a spinach tortellini soup for the Crockpot, but the boys are not big on soups, at least ones that look like soup, so I did a little adapting to create a recipe everyone in the house could love. It was pretty tasty, so I thought I would share it with you all too.

Ingredients:

2 lb. boneless skinless chicken tenderloins
1 1/2 large packages of pre-packaged tortellini (we used a mix of chicken and four cheese)
2 cans of Italian style diced tomatoes undrained
1 box of chicken broth
A few handfuls of spinach (you can go heavier on it if you want, but the boys are picky.)

Instructions:

If freezing, combine everything in a gallon sized ziplock bag and freeze until you are ready to use.

When ready to use, remove from the freezer to defrost the night before in the fridge, and cook on high for 4 hours.

This is a recipe that does better cooked for a shorter period of time. If you cook on low for longer it will work, but the noodles on the tortellini will become a bit mushy.


If you like this recipe, feel free to give it a pin! If you decide to make it for your family, please come back and let me know how it was.

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17 comments

  1. What a great idea to add the chicken! We'd probably go heavier on the spinach as it's one of the veggies we like :)

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  2. 5 ingredients, so simple! Love my slow cooker so I will have to try this one.

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  3. I love how you freeze it I saw all your meals I would be so much more prepared if I did something like this.

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  4. I'll definitely be making this! I am OBSESSED with tortellini, though I've never made it in the slow cooker!

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  5. I am such a fan of crock pot recipes! This looks really good, so I might have to try it!!

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  6. I don't call that cheating. I call it being smart and efficient! Looks delicious!

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  7. This is perfect, since I'm always short on time and I love cooking meals in my slow cooker! I'd add more spinach. :)

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  8. I'll be trying this! My family loves pasta and I love anything I can make in the slow cooker.

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  9. That's not cheating. It reminds me of Sandra Lee and her semi-homemade stuff. :)

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  10. A perfect family meal. You really made some great freezer meals

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  11. That looks like it'll taste really good! Yum!

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  12. Looks delicious! I love Torellini

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  13. I'm trying to use our slow cooker more, so I love having great new recipes to try. Thanks!

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  14. I love that this can be prepared and frozen ahead of time! Looks delish!

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  15. I really love meals that you can prepare ahead. This one looks amazing.

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  16. I really adore using the slow cooker. And that meal looks delish!

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