Slow-Cooker Chicken and Vegetable Tortellini Stew

Put your slow cooker to use in a hearty stew with a twist--cheesy tortellini added near the end of the cooking time.

  • prep time 35 min
  • total time 8 hr 35 min
  • ingredients 14
  • servings 6

Ingredients

2
medium carrots, sliced (about 3/4 cup)
2
cloves garlic, finely chopped
1
lb boneless skinless chicken thighs, cut into 3/4-inch pieces
1
medium bulb fennel, chopped
1
can (19 oz) Progresso™ cannellini beans, drained, rinsed
1/2
teaspoon salt
1/4
teaspoon pepper
1 3/4
cups Progresso™ chicken broth (from 32-oz carton)
2
cups water
1
package (9 oz) refrigerated cheese-filled tortellini
1
cup firmly packed fresh baby spinach leaves
2
medium green onions, sliced (2 tablespoons)
1
teaspoon dried basil leaves
2
tablespoons shredded fresh Parmesan cheese
  • 1 In 3 1/2- to 4-quart slow cooker, layer carrots, garlic, chicken, fennel and beans. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Pour broth and water over top. Stir to combine.
  • 2 Cover; cook on Low heat setting 6 to 8 hours.
  • 3 About 20 minutes before serving, stir tortellini, spinach, onions and basil into chicken mixture. Increase heat setting to High. Cover; cook 15 to 20 minutes or until tortellini are tender. Sprinkle individual servings with Parmesan cheese.
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

    Serving Size: 1 Serving
    Calories
    380
    (
    Calories from Fat
    90),
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    10g
    10%
    (Saturated Fat
    4g,
    4%
    Trans Fat
    0g
    0%
    ),
    Cholesterol
    60mg
    60%;
    Sodium
    740mg
    740%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    43g
    43%
    (Dietary Fiber
    7g
    7%
      Sugars
    3g
    3%
    ),
    Protein
    30g
    30%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Vitamin A
    60%;
    Vitamin C
    6%;
    Calcium
    20%;
    Iron
    30%;
    Exchanges:
    2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 3 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 0 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    3
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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