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Slow-Cooker Chicken Parmesan Tortellini

Slow-Cooker Chicken Parmesan Tortellini
  • Prep 20 min
  • Total 3 hr 40 min
  • Ingredients 10
  • Servings 6

Cancel your dinner reservations! Two of your favorite Italian restaurant classics come together to make a slow-cooker chicken dinner that’s easy enough for a weeknight but fancy enough for a special occasion. ...MORE+ LESS-

Ingredients

1
jar (25.5 oz) Muir Glen™ tomato basil pasta sauce
2
cups Progresso™ chicken broth (from 32-oz carton)
1
teaspoon salt
1
lb boneless skinless chicken breasts
1
package (20 oz) refrigerated cheese-filled tortellini
1
cup shredded mozzarella cheese (4 oz)
1
tablespoon butter
1/2
cup Progresso™ Italian style panko crispy bread crumbs
1/2
cup shredded Parmesan cheese (2 oz)
Shredded fresh basil leaves, if desired

Steps

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  • 1
    Spray 4 1/2- to 5-quart slow cooker with cooking spray. Mix pasta sauce, broth and salt in cooker. Add chicken breasts.
  • 2
    Cover; cook on Low heat setting 3 to 4 hours or until juice of chicken is clear when center of thickest part is cut (at least 165°F). Remove chicken with slotted spoon to cutting board, and shred.
  • 3
    Meanwhile, stir tortellini into cooker. Cover; cook on Low heat setting 15 minutes.
  • 4
    Stir tortellini mixture; top with shredded chicken. Top chicken with mozzarella cheese; cover and cook 10 to 15 minutes or until tortellini are tender and cheese is melted.
  • 5
    Meanwhile, in 10-inch skillet, melt butter over medium heat. Add bread crumbs; cook and stir 2 to 5 minutes or until toasted. Sprinkle over mixture in slow cooker. Top with Parmesan cheese and basil.

Expert Tips

  • Don’t like shredded chicken? You can dice the cooked chicken instead.
  • Refrigerated cheese-filled tortellini are usually either plain pasta or a mixture of plain and spinach pastas. Either type is fine for this recipe.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
480
Calories from Fat
190
% Daily Value
Total Fat
22g
33%
Saturated Fat
9g
47%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
150mg
51%
Sodium
1500mg
62%
Potassium
260mg
7%
Total Carbohydrate
35g
12%
Dietary Fiber
2g
11%
Sugars
6g
Protein
35g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
25%
25%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
35%
35%
Iron
15%
15%
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 1 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 2 1/2 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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