Slow Cooker Chicken Tortellini

Sharing our favorite chicken tortellini today! My slow Cooker Chicken Tortellini makes the perfect dinner for your family and friends.

Chicken Tortellini

I’ve got another crock pot dinner for you today! I call it my Slow Cooker Creamy Chipotle Chicken Tortellini. This one is great for Sunday dinner or even weeknights. You’ll need just a few basic pantry ingredients to get started. Let’s take a look at how to put together the recipe.

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chicken tortellini

Here’s your line up of ingredients. You can find the chipotle sauce in the Mexican section of your grocery store. I wanted to use the dry tortellini, but couldn’t find them. Fresh works too, but the dry tortellini is much less expensive if you can find it!

chicken tortellini

There are a couple of options for cooking your chicken. You can slow cook them like I have pictured here for 3-4 hours on high. Or you can bake them at 350 loosely covered with foil for about 50-60 minutes. Once the chicken is cooked, shred it into bite size pieces.

How To Make Slow Cooker Chicken Tortellini

  1. Heat crock pot to high setting. Place 1 cup chicken broth into crock pot over chicken breasts. Cook for 3-4 hours until easy to shred with a fork. Discard broth and shred chicken into bite size pieces.
  2. Pour 32 ounces of chicken broth into crock pot. Place cream cheese, broccoli, tortellini, shredded chicken, chipotle sauce, cumin, salt and pepper into crock pot. Close lid and cook on high for 2 hours. Stir gently to combine cream cheese. Serve in bowl. Top with pepper.

chicken tortellini

After your chicken is cooked, remove it from the crock pot and add your chicken broth then cream cheese.

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Add your broccoli.

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Add your tortellini.

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Straight to the crock pot.

 

chicken tortellini

Add your shredded chicken to the crock pot.

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Add your cumin, chipotle sauce, salt and pepper. Cook on high for 2 hours then time to enjoy!

chicken tortellini

Slow Cooker Chicken Tortellini

This Slow Cooker Chicken Tortellini makes such a great dinner! Packed with creamy alfredo-style sauce, everyone loves this one!
Course: Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine: American
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 6 hrs
Servings: 10
Calories: 313kcal
Author: Jenny
Cost: 15
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Ingredients

  • 1 cup reduced sodium chicken broth
  • 3 medium chicken breasts
  • 32 ounces reduced sodium chicken broth
  • 8 ounces low-fat cream cheese softened
  • 1 pound tortellini dry or fresh
  • 8 cups broccoli florets
  • 4 tablespoons chipotle sauce If the can has whole chipotle peppers, use the sauce from it
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

Instructions

  • Heat crock pot to high setting. Place 1 cup chicken broth into crock pot over chicken breasts. Cook for 3-4 hours until easy to shred with a fork. Discard broth and shred chicken into bite size pieces.
  • Pour 32 ounces of chicken broth into crock pot. Place cream cheese, broccoli, tortellini, shredded chicken, chipotle sauce, cumin, salt and pepper into crock pot. Close lid and cook on high for 2 hours. Stir gently to combine cream cheese. Serve in bowl. Top with pepper.

Nutrition

Calories: 313kcal | Carbohydrates: 29g | Protein: 27g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 73mg | Sodium: 633mg | Potassium: 642mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 904IU | Vitamin C: 66mg | Calcium: 143mg | Iron: 3mg
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70 Responses
  1. Jen @ Jen's Favorite Cookies

    Hooray for slow cooker meals. I think I might need this in my life this week!

  2. Raci

    I have not eaten this yet because it is still cooking but I did find it funny that in the direction steps none of them said anything about putting the tortellini in. I got all done putting everything step by step into the crock pot and all I could think was ………….. something is missing…LOL I did obviously figure it out but still, LOL!!! I did add Nibblet Corn too.

  3. Marti

    I made this for dinner tonight and I used rotisserie chicken because I didn’t have time to cook chicken in the oven and I also used a red pepper purée instead of chipotle peppers and it came out amazing. Thank for the awesome dinner idea!!

  4. Samantha

    I made this last night it was super yummy! I added some eggplant because I had it and needed to use it. The kids loved it!

  5. Beth

    Jenny – Absolutely LOVE everything you do – especially the sweets. Made this today – it was GREAT. But the sauce is a little thin, so I added a slurry of cornstarch to thicken it up. Also, cut the pepper sauce in half and let people add if more heat was desired. Will definitely make this again.

  6. Marian (Sweetopia)

    I just love creamy recipes waaay too much, but I know this one would be worth every bite!

  7. Casey

    We have a HUGE snowstorm coming here in Chicago, this is the perfect “snowed-in meal”!!! yumm 🙂

  8. Erin

    Might be a dumb question…but is it really 8 cups of broccoli? That seems like a lot…
    Other than that, I am so making this tomorrow. 🙂

  9. Mimi @ Culinary Couture

    I really need to invest in a crock pot! By the way, I was at the doctor’s office the other day reading through some magazines and I saw a picture of you in one of them! I was so excited! I had no idea you worked with Cool Whip! You looked FAB btw!

  10. Rachel @ Bakerita

    This looks delicious, and so easy! Definitely trying this soon. Such a good dinner idea.

  11. Gloria @ Simply Gloria

    You have solved my dilemma for dinner tonight! I already had the chicken out this morning wondering what to make with it. And my kids will love this! I am starting it right away…can’t wait! Thanks you, Jenny(=

  12. Jean | Delightful Repast

    I can’t believe it! You have the same little glass cup (top photo) that I have. Do you have the snack plate/tray that goes with the cup? My aunt had these for decades and gave me half of hers. The cup fits tightly into one of the sections on the rectangular plate. One of the sections on the plate has an indentation to hold a cigarette! Isn’t that wild?! So people could walk around with their plate, complete with built-in ashtray, and smoke too!

  13. Susan P

    This looks yummy, but why pour off the broth the chicken originally cooked in….would this broth have a lot of flavor?

    1. Jenny

      Hi Susan, glad you brought this up, you can absolutely use the initial chicken broth, but it had all the chicken fat floating throughout. You could drain it and it’d be just fine.

  14. Cookbook Queen

    I’m all about slow cooker meals lately!! It’s a lifesaver with an infant around 🙂 This looks fabulous!!

  15. Amanda

    What a fun an d creative way to have a delicious chicken dinner! Adding these ingredients to my grocery list! 🙂

  16. Julie @ Table for Two

    I love this slow cooker meal! So easy and tasty 🙂 perfection in a bowl!

  17. Naomi

    I love this! I’m all about slow cooker meals lately, so this is going on this to-do list!

  18. Blair Lonergan (The Seasoned Mom)

    This looks like something my kids would love (and I love the fact that it’s a slow cooker meal)! Does the chipotle make it really spicy? I’m trying to decide whether or not I should leave that ingredient out since I’m feeding toddlers.
    Thanks!

    1. Jenny

      The amount of chipotle sauce I put in did not make it spicy, you can add more or less as desired 🙂

      1. Joyce

        Sounds delicious! Now that I look at the recipe and see you are only using half the can of chipotle sauce, any suggestions for the rest? Can it be frozen? Is the sauce available in a bottle w/ lid? Thanks!

      2. Blair Lonergan (The Seasoned Mom)

        Perfect. Thanks! I will give it a shot using your exact measurements!

  19. Fanny

    I so wish we had crockpot here in Europe !
    I’m really impressed the tortellini are not over backed after 2 hours ?!

  20. Kiran @ KiranTarun.com

    Comfort food at its best! I love the hint of cumin in this, Jenny! Need a crockpot in my life, lol!

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