Slow Cooker Chicken Alfredo Tortellini

Slow Cooker Chicken Alfredo Tortellini is warm and comforting on a cold winter night. This easy, cheesy dinner recipe is now a family favorite!

Slow Cooker Chicken Alfredo Tortellini Recipe

I try to make a slow cooker meal for my family at least once a week but I seem to get stuck making the same meals over and over again. But this time, when I put frozen chicken breasts in my crockpot I looked in the fridge, spotted Alfredo sauce and decided to add that instead of cream soup. I wasn’t sure what I was going to do with the chicken Alfredo but figured I could serve it over noodles, rice or potatoes. Later in the day, I remembered that I had a package of refrigerated three cheese tortellini, so we ended up with the slow cooker chicken Alfredo tortellini and loved it.

Slow Cooker Chicken Recipe

Start by placing about one and a half pounds of frozen, boneless, skinless chicken breast in the crockpot. Add 2 1/2 cups Alfredo sauce and cook on high for about two hours before separating the chicken breasts.

Slow Cooker Alfredo Chicken

Cook on high for about six hours.

Slow Cooker Chicken Alfredo

Tear or cut the chicken into pieces.

Crock Pot Chicken Alfredo Recipe

You can continue cooking the chicken for another hour if you aren’t ready for dinner yet. Or since the chicken is cooked, you can move onto the next step at this point.

Slow Cooker Three Cheese Tortellini

After the chicken is fully cooked and shredded, add 1 cup Alfredo sauce, minced garlic, black pepper and refrigerated three cheese tortellini. Cook on high for 15 minutes.

Crock Pot Chicken Alfredo Tortellini Recipe

Sprinkle with black pepper and fresh parsley before serving. After taking his first bite, my husband remarked that he’s not usually a big fan of chicken with pasta but that this stuff is really, really good! My son was planning to have else for dinner (yes, they are both picky eaters) but decided to try a bite after noticing how delicious it smelled. He told me that he changed his mind and was actually going to have the chicken alfredo tortellini instead. The ladies of the family love it immediately, of course!

Slow Cooker Chicken Alfredo Tortellini
 
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Recipe type: Dinner
Serves: 6 servings
Ingredients
  • 1.5 lbs frozen boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 3½ cups Alfredo sauce, divided
  • 1 tsp minced garlic
  • ½ tsp black pepper
  • 4 cups refrigerated three cheese tortellini
  • Garnish: black pepper and parsley
Instructions
  1. Place the frozen, boneless, skinless chicken breast in the crockpot. Add 2½ cups Alfredo sauce and cook on high for about two hours before separating the chicken breasts.
  2. Cook on high for about six hours. Tear or cut the chicken into pieces. You can continue cooking the chicken for another hour if you aren’t ready for dinner yet. Or since the chicken is cooked, you can move onto the next step at this point.
  3. After the chicken is fully cooked and shredded, add 1 cup Alfredo sauce, minced garlic, black pepper and refrigerated three cheese tortellini. Cook on high for 15 minutes until tender and heated through.
  4. Garnish with black pepper and parsley.
Notes
If using dried or frozen tortellini, partially cook it in boiling water, following the instructions on your package, before adding it to the slow cooker. It will finish cooking in the slow cooker.

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Comments

  1. Mckenzie says

    This turned out TERRIBLE. The sauce and chicken was super burnt. I think you meant to say cook on LOW heat for 8 hours…

    I was almost done shredding the chicken when I realized I should take a picture to show how gross it was: https://imgur.com/a/gvlpp

  2. Amber says

    I’m confused where it says refrigerated tortellini. I only found frozen at all my local stores. So how would I make that work?

  3. Emily says

    Doesn’t chicken fully cook in 4 hours when on high and 8 on low? I know every recipe is different but the chicken won’t be overcooked when on high for 8 hours?

    • Erin says

      I think it’s because it’s frozen. To make sure it’s cooked all the way. I’m sure u could use thawed on high for 4 hours.

    • says

      The dried tortellini would require water to expand and cook. If I were to use it, I would cook the dried tortellini briefly before adding it. Best of luck! ~Tonia

  4. Renee says

    I cheated and skipped the whole crock pot cooking part.
    I always try to keep some shredded cooked chicken in the freezer for a *go to meal solution*…..added 2 16 oz jars of alfredo sauce (added about 1/2 cup of milk to thin out the sauce) along with the garlic and the pre-cooked chicken, added some fresh broccoli then let simmer for 10-15 minutes.
    Cooked a 19 oz. bag of frozen tortellini separately, after a few minutes drained and added to the sauce.
    Easy and very good. Thanks for the recipe idea!

  5. Steph says

    Is it okay if the Alfredo sauce is boiling already with 4 hours and 45 minutes left to go? The sauce is starting to brown around the edges and not sure if I should switch heat setting to low?

    • says

      Every slow cooker is different so it might not take as long in yours. The main thing is that the chicken in fully cooked. Happy Crocking! ~Tonia

  6. Cat says

    Took this to work for a pot luck. Doubled up the recipe, and it came out amazing! Everyone loved it and couldn’t get enough! Thanks so much for sharing this!

      • says

        Sorry! Were my instructions conflicting in some way? I do make way too many typos. 😉 Yes, it’s high for the full time.

        Cook on high for about two hours before separating the chicken breasts.
        Cook on high for about six hours.
        Cook on high for 15 minutes

  7. Jennifer says

    A little confusing. It says take the chicken out and shred in direction #1. Then in #2 it says: Cook on high for about six hours. Tear or cut the chicken into pieces. You can continue cooking the chicken for another hour if you aren’t ready for dinner yet. Or since the chicken is cooked, you can move onto the next step at this point. What do you cook for 6 hours? The chiken? The tortillini?

    • says

      My four chicken breasts were frozen onto one large chunk of chicken (you can see it in the second photo of the blog post) when I put them in the Crockpot. I didn’t think they would cook as well or as fast when they were all stuck together so I separated them after two hours of cooking.

      Step #1 doesn’t say to take the chicken out and shred it. It says “cook on high for about two hours before separating the chicken breasts”

      Step #2: The chicken will definitely not be fully cooked from frozen after only two hours in the crockpot, so you will need to continue cooking it for another 6 hours. Once it is fully cooked, you can easily tear it into pieces. The tortellini should only be added about 15 (at the most 30) minutes before serving or it will turn to mush.

    • Donald says

      Im thinking you have to cook the tortellini before adding to crockpot

      makes no sence to just cook them for 15 min in crokpot

      • Christy says

        Her recipe uses the refrigerated tortellini not the dried so her recipe is correct as written. If you choose to use the dried pasta then yes you will have to cook it according to package directions before adding it in.

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