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Saucy Chicken & Tortellini

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 slow cooker and prepare this special recipe. —Mary Morgan, Dallas, Texas
  • Total Time
    Prep: 10 min. Cook: 6-1/4 hours
  • Makes
    8 servings


  • 1-1/2 pounds boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 1/2 pound sliced fresh mushrooms
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 1 medium sweet red pepper, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 1 medium green pepper, cut into 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


  • In a 5-qt. slow cooker, combine first 7 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: Freeze cooled, cooked mixture in freezer containers. To use, partially thaw in refrigerator overnight. Microwave, covered, on high, in a microwave-safe dish until heated through, stirring gently; add water if necessary.
Nutrition Facts
1-1/4 cups: 437 calories, 15g fat (7g saturated fat), 91mg cholesterol, 922mg sodium, 44g carbohydrate (8g sugars, 5g fiber), 31g protein.

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  • Leanna
    Oct 10, 2020

    Good but peppers are not needed.

  • JCV4
    Feb 20, 2019

    This recipe made a lot and I did freeze some, which turned out to be a great last-minute meal. Easy to put together and tasted great! I omitted the olives 'cause I'm not a fan, but added in two cloves of minced garlic.

  • MarilynRaz
    Oct 30, 2018

    Easy and tasty. Very good, but a little too saucy.

  • Les
    Apr 3, 2018

    No comment left

  • Kimberley
    Feb 15, 2018

    Followed the recipe exactly. It was so easy and very good. I will do this one again!