Slow Cooker Chicken Tortellini Soup

Crock Pot Chicken Tortellini Soup // Erin Skinner from The Speckled Palate for My Cooking Spot

I realize it’s still the dog days of summer, and it’s super hot outside. And that, if you live in the South like me, chances are the weather’s not turning toward fall for at least another month to month and a half.

However, the incredibly hot weather hasn’t stopped me from wanting to eat soup this season.

And yes, I know this is strange, but sometimes, a girl’s gotta have soup! And apparently, any home-y soup is my comfort food of choice these days.

Crock Pot Chicken Tortellini Soup // Erin Skinner from The Speckled Palate for My Cooking Spot

I had a craving for Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup last week… so I whipped up this dish in an attempt to fulfill the craving. Thing is, since it’s been so warm, I didn’t want to turn on the stovetop or the oven to make this meal happen. So I thought, “Let’s bring the crock pot into play!”

The crock pot is a brilliant device, and it’s incredible on several levels: You can put food in it before you leave for work, and dinner is nice, warm and bubbly when you arrive home hours later. AND you can cook a dinner in the crock pot without making your entire kitchen unbearably warm during the summer months.

It’s a win-win situation, y’all.

So I popped in these ingredients for Chicken Noodle Soup… and realized halfway through the cooking process that instead of regular noodles, I wanted to add tortellini to my soup.

It was a good call, and the tortellini adds a nice texture and flavor to this flavorful soup that cooks for at least 6 hours.

Here’s how you can make your own:

Slow Cooker Chicken Tortellini Soup


  • 1 lb. chicken breast tenders
  • 8 cups water (or chicken stock if you'd like for your soup to be really rich!)
  • 4 celery stalks, chopped (about 1 1/4 cups total)
  • 1 large carrot, chopped (about 1 cup total)
  • 2 onions, chopped (2 1/2 cups total)
  • 4 sprigs fresh thyme
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon Mural of Flavor seasoning (or any other chicken seasoning mix that is salt-free)
  • 1 large package cheese tortellini, cooked to instructions


  1. First, you'll chop all the vegetables. Once those are taken care of, transfer to the crock pot.
  2. On top of the vegetables, layer the chicken and seasonings, then pour in the water (or chicken broth).
  3. Turn the crock pot on low, covering, for at least 6 hours.
  4. Once the soup is finished cooking, add the uncooked tortellini. Let it hang out for 10-15 minutes in the crock pot, then test out one to make sure it's fully cooked through.
  5. Once the tortellini is cooked through, enjoy warm!

Crock Pot Chicken Tortellini Soup // Erin Skinner from The Speckled Palate for My Cooking Spot

Are you a fan of soup in the summertime?

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Erin is a professional photographer and social media manager who has a penchant for baking and cooking. She discovered her love of all things in the kitchen during her collegiate years when she missed being able to cook her own meals, and as soon as she moved off campus, she began playing with her food... and has been doing so ever since. On her blog, The Speckled Palate, she shares tried and true favorite recipes from her kitchen, as well as new faves, as she creates new dishes and tinkers her way through some well-loved cookbooks.

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  1. I’m totally a fan of soup during the summertime. No idea, but it’s just as comforting to me in the summer as it is in the winter, particularly if I can cook it in the crock pot ; ) Thanks for sharing on Hump Day Happenings!

    • Woohoo! So glad I’m not the only one who enjoys this, Megan! It’s super comforting to me, as well, and I’ve been craving soups all summer long, despite the crazy temperatures!

      Thanks so much for stopping by!

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