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Crock Pot Chicken Tortellini Soup is an easy slow cooker soup recipe with tender chicken, cheesy tortellini and fresh vegetables. The whole family will love this delicious chicken soup!

crock pot chicken tortellini soup with shredded chicken, carrots and fresh spinach in slow cooker.

Slow cooker chicken tortellini soup is a delicious variation on the classic chicken noodle soup recipe. Instead of adding egg noodles or spaghetti pasta to the chicken soup, you add fresh tortellini pasta at the end.

The cheese tortellini adds extra flavor and a little bit of creaminess to the broth. I have been making chicken soup with tortellini for a few years now, and my entire family loves this easy chicken tortellini soup — even my picky eaters gobble it up!

This hearty soup requires minimal prep and comes together easily. The best thing about slow cooker soups you can make the entire meal in one pot and not have to fuss over it on the stove top. So, it’s a great recipe for busy nights. Just add crusty bread and a little Parmesan cheese, and dinner is served!

Love chicken soup recipes? Try my Instant Pot rotisserie chicken soup or chicken potato soup or check out more delicious soup recipes.

boneless chicken breast, onion, tortellini, garlic, chicken broth, carrots, spinach and seasonings.

Slow Cooker Chicken Tortellini Soup Ingredients

You can find the simple ingredients for this simple soup in your grocery store or online.

  • Boneless skinless chicken breasts — 1 1/2 to 2 pounds is perfect. You can sub chicken thighs or rotisserie chicken if you want.
  • Chicken broth — I use low sodium chicken broth or homemade chicken broth if I have it.
  • Fresh tortellini — Cooks in minutes! Use frozen tortellini or dry tortellini if you have it.
  • Onion — for flavor. You can sub dried minced onions or onion powder if needed.
  • Garlic — Sub garlic powder if needed
  • Carrots — I use 2 large carrots, but baby carrots also work.
  • Fresh spinach — You can use baby kale or celery instead.
  • Seasonings — sea salt, ground black pepper and Italian seasoning.

How to Make Chicken Tortellini Soup in the Crock Pot

Basically, you cook chicken breasts in the Crock-Pot along with onions, garlic, carrots, salt and pepper and Italian seasoning.

I like to add a little olive oil or cooking spray on the bottom of the slow cooker. Then, add the chicken and season it well.

chicken with Italian seasoning in the slow cooker.

Next, add the onion, garlic and sliced carrots. If you want to add celery, throw it in now.

Then, pour in the chicken broth, and cover with the lid.

chopped onions, carrots and chicken broth in slow cooker.

Cooking Time

Cook the crock pot chicken soup for 2-3 hours on high or 4-6 hours on low.The total cook time may vary with different brands of slow cookers.

When the chicken is done, shred chicken using a couple of forks, and return to the crock pot.

Add the tortellini and spinach, and cook on high for about 15 minutes or until cooked through.

fresh tortellini soup in crockpot.

How to Store and Reheat Leftover Tortellini Soup

I definitely recommend storing the leftover tortellini separately. Otherwise, you may end up with a bowl of bloated pasta!

Refrigerate leftover tortellini and soup in an airtight container for up to 4 days. You can freeze the soup for up to 3 months in a freezer-safe container.

Reheat the chicken soup on the stove or in the microwave for individual portions. Add more broth to the soup if necessary when reheating.

slow cooker chicken tortellini soup in ladle over crock pot.

Helpful Tips

You can make this chicken tortellini soup recipe with rotisserie chicken or leftover chicken.

Serve the soup immediately after the tortellini is cooked for best results.

Add more seasoning when serving the soup, if needed. The taste will vary with different brands of chicken broth or tortellini.

You may want to add more broth or water after adding the tortellini.

To make creamy chicken tortellini soup, add 1 cup half and half or heavy cream before adding the tortellini.

bowl of crock pot chicken tortellini soup with spinach on the table.
5 from 7 votes

Crock Pot Chicken Tortellini Soup

By: Dee
Crock Pot Chicken Tortellini Soup is an easy slow cooker soup recipe with tender chicken, cheesy tortellini and fresh vegetables. The whole family will love this delicious chicken soup!
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 6 hours
Total Time: 6 hours 10 minutes
Servings: 12 servings


  • 2 pounds boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 2 medium carrots peeled and sliced thin
  • 1 small yellow onion roughly chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 6 cups low-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 tablespoon Italian seasoning mix
  • 2 cups fresh spinach torn
  • 20 oz cheese tortellini fresh
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  • Add olive oil or spray bottom of crock pot with cooking spray
  • Place chicken breasts in slow cooker, and add salt and pepper and Italian seasoning
  • Add garlic, carrots, onions, and chicken broth, and cover
  • Cook 2-3 hours on high or 4-6 hours on low or until chicken is cooked through and 165 degrees f internally and carrots are tender
  • Remove chicken to a plate, and shred with 2 forks
  • Place shredded chicken back in slow cooker, and add tortellini and spinach
  • Cook until tortellini is done, about 15-30 minutes. Serve immediately


You can add more broth or water if needed after adding the tortellini.
I recommend storing leftover soup and tortellini separately as the tortellini will continue to absorb the broth. You will need more broth when reheating the soup.
You can use rotisserie chicken or leftover chicken in the soup if desired.
Cooking time will vary with different slow cookers.


Calories: 261kcal, Carbohydrates: 24g, Protein: 26g, Fat: 7g, Saturated Fat: 2g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.5g, Monounsaturated Fat: 1g, Trans Fat: 0.01g, Cholesterol: 66mg, Sodium: 533mg, Potassium: 454mg, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 2g, Vitamin A: 2191IU, Vitamin C: 4mg, Calcium: 87mg, Iron: 2mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Main, Soup
Cuisine: American
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Recipe first published in 2016 and updated in 2023.

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  1. J'son says:

    So yummy! I will definitely be making this more as the weather cools down5 stars

  2. Celine says:

    Tried this today! Was easy and great flavors! Best way to have chicken soup when you don’t feel 100%5 stars

    1. Dee says:

      Thank you for the wonderful review!

  3. Sara Syrett says:

    Oh this looks so tasty! I think I will have to try this out this week.

    1. Dee says:

      Thanks, Sara. My family just loves this soup! 🙂

  4. Morgan @ Morgan Manages Mommyhood says:

    Shut up, this looks so good! With two littles in the house, anything this simple is a huge win for me!!

    1. Dee says:

      Thanks, Morgan. I’m a huge fan of simple meals, especially when you’ve got kiddos! 🙂

  5. Patty says:

    It could be the hottest day in the summer and I would love a bowl of hot soup or hot coffee. I remember as a kid asking my Mom how can you eat or drink something that hot and now I’m doing the same thing. Thanks for sharing.

    1. Dee says:

      Thanks, Patty. I love coffee any day, and sometimes, I crave a good bowl of soup! 🙂