Saucy Chicken & Tortellini Recipe

Saucy Chicken & Tortellini  Recipe
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Saucy Chicken & Tortellini Recipe

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This heartwarming dish is something I threw together years ago for my oldest daughter. When she's having a rough day, I put on the Crock-Pot and prepare this special recipe. —Mary Morgan, Dallas, Texas
MAKES:
8 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 10 min. Cook: 6-1/4 hours
MAKES:
8 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 10 min. Cook: 6-1/4 hours

Ingredients

  • 1-1/2 pounds boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut in 1-inch cubes
  • 1/2 pound sliced fresh mushrooms
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 1 medium sweet red pepper, cut in 1/2-inch pieces
  • 1 medium green pepper, cut in 1/2-inch pieces
  • 1 can (2-1/4 ounces) sliced ripe olives, drained
  • 1 jar (24 ounces) marinara sauce
  • 1 jar (15 ounces) Alfredo sauce
  • 2 packages (9 ounces each) refrigerated cheese tortellini
  • Grated Parmesan cheese, optional
  • Torn fresh basil, optional

Directions

In a 5-qt. slow cooker, combine first seven ingredients. Cook, covered, on low until chicken is tender, 6-8 hours.
Stir in Alfredo sauce and tortellini. Cook, covered, until tortellini is tender, 15-20 minutes. If desired, top with Parmesan cheese and basil.
Freeze option: Place chicken and vegetables in freezer containers; top with sauce. Cool and freeze. To use, partially thaw in refrigerator overnight. Microwave, covered, on high in a microwave-safe dish until heated through, stirring gently and adding a little water if necessary. Yield: 8 servings.
Originally published as Saucy Chicken & Tortellini in Taste of Home Everyday Slow Cooker & One Dish Recipes Annual 2017, p32

  • 1-1/2 pounds boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut in 1-inch cubes
  • 1/2 pound sliced fresh mushrooms
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 1 medium sweet red pepper, cut in 1/2-inch pieces
  • 1 medium green pepper, cut in 1/2-inch pieces
  • 1 can (2-1/4 ounces) sliced ripe olives, drained
  • 1 jar (24 ounces) marinara sauce
  • 1 jar (15 ounces) Alfredo sauce
  • 2 packages (9 ounces each) refrigerated cheese tortellini
  • Grated Parmesan cheese, optional
  • Torn fresh basil, optional
  1. In a 5-qt. slow cooker, combine first seven ingredients. Cook, covered, on low until chicken is tender, 6-8 hours.
  2. Stir in Alfredo sauce and tortellini. Cook, covered, until tortellini is tender, 15-20 minutes. If desired, top with Parmesan cheese and basil.
  3. Freeze option: Place chicken and vegetables in freezer containers; top with sauce. Cool and freeze. To use, partially thaw in refrigerator overnight. Microwave, covered, on high in a microwave-safe dish until heated through, stirring gently and adding a little water if necessary. Yield: 8 servings.
Originally published as Saucy Chicken & Tortellini in Taste of Home Everyday Slow Cooker & One Dish Recipes Annual 2017, p32

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