Slow Cooker Chicken Alfredo Tortellini is warm, comfort food at its finest. This easy crockpot recipe will become a favorite family dinner!
Crock pot chicken tortellini is a simple hands-off way to make dinner for your family! I will also share how to bake it in the oven and how to make it on the stovetop.
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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 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 I figured I could serve it over noodles, rice, or mashed potatoes with Italian salad on the side. 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.
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 something else for dinner 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 all things chicken and Alfredo so they loved it immediately, of course!
Chicken Tortellini Alfredo Ingredients
- Alfredo Sauce: I used store-bought, refrigerated Alfredo sauce. You can also use the jarred version if you prefer. I don’t recommend using homemade Alfredo sauce in this crockpot recipe since it may get too hot and separate while cooking.
- Chicken: You’ll need about 2 1/4 pounds of chicken. I used boneless, skinless chicken breasts, but you could also use chicken tenderloins if you prefer.
- Tortellini: For the tortellini, I used refrigerated three-cheese tortellini. If you want to use frozen or dried tortellini, cook it and then add it to the chicken alfredo before serving.
- Seasoning: I added minced garlic and black pepper to enhance the flavor of the alfredo sauce.
- Garnish: The garnishes are optional, but little parmesan on top adds flavor, and fresh parsley adds color.
How To Make Slow Cooker Chicken Alfredo Tortellini
Step One: Put Alfredo sauce, minced garlic, and black pepper into a crockpot and stir to combine.
Step Two: Add four boneless, skinless chicken breasts (about 2 1/4 lbs). Cook on high for 3 to 4 hours or until the chicken is fully cooked.
Step Three: Tear or cut the chicken into pieces. I usually leave the chicken in the crockpot and use two forks to tear the chicken. You can remove the chicken, place it on a cutting board and use forks or a knife to cut it into smaller pieces.
Step Four: Add an additional Alfredo sauce and refrigerated three cheese tortellini. Replace the cover and cook on high for 15 minutes.
Step Five: Garnish the chicken tortellini alfredo with shredded parmesan, black pepper, and parsley.
Other Ways To Make It
Baked Tortellini Alfredo: To make baked tortellini alfredo, put the sauce and chicken breasts into a greased casserole dish. Bake at 350˚F for 50-60 minutes or until the chicken has reached an internal temperature of 165˚F. Cook the tortellini in a large pot and drain. Shred the cooked chicken and add it to the tortellini along with the sauce.
Stove Top: You can also make this on the stovetop! First, cook the chicken breasts in a skillet and cook the tortellini in a pot of water. Drain the tortellini and heat the alfredo sauce into the pot. Dice the chicken and add it to the pot along with the cooked tortellini.
Frequently Asked Questions
We suggest 3-4 hours, but each crockpot and slow cooker is different. The chicken in this recipe will take as long to cook as it does in other slow cooker chicken recipes you’ve made. If you are new to crock pot cooking, I would suggest checking your chicken periodically so that it doesn’t overcook.
If you can’t find refrigerated three cheese tortellini in your area, you can cook frozen or dried tortellini and stir it into the crockpot before serving.
Use the best alfredo sauce you can since it will make a big difference in the taste. We prefer the refrigerated alfredo sauce, but the jarred kind works in a pinch.
If you want to use frozen chicken breasts, follow the instruction in your Crockpot manual. Otherwise, we suggest thawing them prior to adding them to the slow cooker.
More Crock Pot Recipes
- Slow Cooker French Dip Sandwiches are a hands-off way to make dinner for the family!
- This Slow Cooker Mongolian Beef from The Recipe Critic is full of flavor and only takes minutes to put together!
- Our Slow Cooker Honey Sesame Chicken recipe is cheaper than takeout and delicious over rice!
- This Slow Cooker Barbecue Ribs recipe is from my friend, and it is a family favorite.
- Make Crock Pot Spaghetti and serve it with homemade garlic bread!
Slow Cooker Chicken Alfredo Tortellini
- Put 2 1/2 cups of Alfredo sauce, minced garlic, and black pepper into the crockpot and stir to combine. Add the chicken breasts.
- Cover and cook on high for 3-4 hours or until the chicken is fully cooked.
- Use two forks to shred the chicken. Or remove it from the crock pot and cut it into pieces before returning it to the sauce.
- Add 2 cups of Alfredo sauce and the refrigerated three-cheese tortellini. Cover and cook on high for 15 minutes until the pasta is tender and heated through.
- Garnish with shredded parmesan, chopped parsley, and a sprinkle of black pepper, if desired.