Slow Cooker Chicken Tortellini Soup

Classic slow cooker chicken and vegetable soup with tender cheese tortellini. A comforting and filling meal, easy enough for any night of the week!

Slow cooker chicken and cheese tortellini soup recipe from @bakedbyrachel

Happy new year! I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday season and is staying plenty warm! We’ve been in a ridiculous cold spell in the northeast, with what appears to be a crazy storm brewing off of the coast. Winter came in fast and hard this year! I’d be so content to curl up next to a warm cozy fire with a good book and stay there till spring. Better yet… maybe an extended vacation in the Caribbean!

I feel like the holiday season flew by way faster this year than it ever has before. Normally by the end I’m itching for it to be over and everything put away. We still haven’t put anything away and I somehow didn’t get around to watching all of the classics! There are at least three movies that I didn’t get around to watching at all this season, ones that I always watch at least once every holiday season. So odd!! Maybe with the snowy weather coming our way, I’ll cave and watch them late. Better late than never, right? Does that even apply to holiday movies?

In case you missed it… I recapped the top 10 most popular new recipes of 2017. Be sure to check that out and add each recipe to your kitchen plans! They all absolutely deserve the spots they earned! Delicious. Comforting. Just crazy good! You won’t regret making any of them. From soup to cookies and so much more!

Slow cooker chicken and cheese tortellini soup recipe from @bakedbyrachel

One of my favorite things about January is the food. SO much soup and comfort food!

This soup is so ridiculously comforting and surprisingly filling! It’s so easy, it’s perfect for any night of the week! Seriously, just toss and go. The only thing you’ll do later is add the pasta. Easy peasy!

It’s also guaranteed to be loved by even the pickiest of eaters… so long as they enjoy soup and pasta! But who doesn’t love those?!

Classic slow cooker chicken and vegetable soup with tender cheese tortellini. A must make meal to warm up with this winter!

Slow cooker chicken and cheese tortellini soup recipe from @bakedbyrachel

Slow Cooker Chicken Tortellini Soup

Classic slow cooker chicken and vegetable soup with tender cheese tortellini. A comforting and filling meal, easy enough for any night of the week!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time4 hrs 30 mins
Total Time4 hrs 45 mins
Course: Soup
Servings: 8 plus

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 lb boneless chicken breast
  • 1 C yellow onion chopped
  • 1 C celery chopped
  • 1 C carrots sliced
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 1/2 tsp ground white pepper
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp dried thyme
  • 1/2 tsp dried basil
  • 6 C chicken broth
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 6 oz dried small cheese tortellini roughly 1 1/2C

Instructions

  • To the bowl of a 5-6 quart slow cooker add chicken, vegetables, spices, chicken broth and bay leaves. Cook on high for 4 hours or on low for 8 hours. Discard bay leaves. Remove chicken and shred with forks. Return chicken to slow cooker. 
  • Add 6 ounces (or 1 1/2 cups worth) of small dried cheese tortellini. Cover and cook for an additional 20-30 minutes or until tortellini is cooked to your liking. If necessary, additional chicken broth may be added. 
  • Serve warm. 

Notes

*Recipe serves roughly 8-10
An original recipe from Baked by Rachel

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Slow cooker chicken and cheese tortellini soup recipe from @bakedbyrachel

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8 Responses to “Slow Cooker Chicken Tortellini Soup”

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    cakespy — January 5, 2018 at 7:17 am

    The tortellini takes this over the edge into insanely awesome territory!!! That little explosion of cheese? YUM. Great upgrade!

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      Rachel — January 9, 2018 at 9:47 am

      Thanks so much! :)

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    Andrea — January 22, 2018 at 11:17 pm

    What is the serving size? I’m trying to figure out how many freestyle smartpoints it would be on weight watchers!!

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      Rachel — January 23, 2018 at 7:15 am

      Serving sizes can vary quite a bit from one household to another, so I don’t offer an exact number. I hope you enjoy it! :)

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    Leslie — January 27, 2018 at 12:18 pm

    Will frozen tortellini be such as good ??

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      Rachel — January 31, 2018 at 7:58 am

      Your best bet would be to add tortellini to your soup prior to enjoying it if you were to plan on freezing.

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    Rebecca — February 6, 2019 at 8:47 am

    Can you use frozen tortellini and what can you use if you don’t have enough broth

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      Rachel — February 7, 2019 at 6:57 am

      I would not recommend using frozen, as you should never add anything frozen to a slow cooker. As far as broth goes, you can typically use 1 cup boiling water with 1 chicken bouillon cube in place of 1 cup broth. I have not personally tried this, but in a pinch, it should work fine. I would recommend dissolving the cube in the boiling water before cooling slightly and adding to your soup.

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