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Slow-Cooker Chicken and Vegetable Tortellini Stew

slow-cooker chicken and vegetable tortellini stew Entree Italian
Slow-Cooker Chicken and Vegetable Tortellini Stew
  • Prep 35 min
  • Total 8 hr 35 min
  • Ingredients 14
  • Servings 6

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

Updated February 20, 2013
Progresso Broth
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Progresso Broth

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

Steps

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  • 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.

  • Use one cup of sliced celery in place of the fennel.
  • To trim prep time, use washed baby spinach leaves. Select the small quantity needed for this stew from the grocery store salad bar.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
380
Calories from Fat
90
% Daily Value
Total Fat
10g
15%
Saturated Fat
4g
19%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
60mg
20%
Sodium
740mg
31%
Potassium
850mg
24%
Total Carbohydrate
43g
14%
Dietary Fiber
7g
29%
Sugars
3g
Protein
30g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
60%
60%
Vitamin C
6%
6%
Calcium
20%
20%
Iron
30%
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 Choice
3
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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