Ingredients:

  • 1-1/2 lbs boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 3 medium carrots – peeled and diced
  • 3 stalks celery – diced
  • 1 medium onion – diced
  • 3 cloves garlic – minced
  • 6 C low sodium chicken broth
  • 1 C water
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 tsp Italian seasoning – or more to taste
  • 2 C fresh cheese tortellini
  • chopped fresh parsley for serving, if desired
  • salt and pepper – to taste

Directions:

  1. Place a slow cooker liner bag in your crockpot (*see Notes below)
  2. Add all of the ingredients to a slow cooker except for the tortellini
  3. Cook on low for 6 hours
  4. Shred the cooked chicken with two forks – you can do this right in the crockpot
  5. Add in the fresh tortellini and cook for 15 minutes or until they are cooked all the way through
  6. Season with salt and pepper to taste
  7. Discard bay leaves and serve immediately with chopped parsley, if desired

Notes:

  1. For easy clean up, I always use a slow cooker liner bag – make sure if you use a slow cooker liner bag, that you buy the specific liner bag that is made for Slow Cookers, DO NOT use anything else or it will melt and ruin your food!
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