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Lots to do and a meal cooking in the Slow Cooker! Yes!!!!  Another awards assembly for a highschooler and we need to be there by 7pm. Nothing like a healthy chicken stew warming for all to enjoy when they are able!



Chicken and Tortellini Stew

Bread, Italian: warm and serve with olive oil and balsamic vinegar


Crock Pot Chicken and Vegetable Tortellini Stew (bag)

2 lbs raw chicken (brown or white), sliced in bite sizes

3 C drained, rinsed garbanzo beans

1 ½ C frozen carrots, sliced diagonally, or matchsticks

3 garlic cloves, minced

½ C fennel bulb, chopped

1 ½ C onion chopped

1½ C baby spinach leaves, packed, chopped

3 T fresh basil leaves chopped

½ t ground pepper

1 48 oz. can chicken broth

1 C water (extra liquid for cooking tortellini in pot)

1 C dried tortellini

Place 1st 9 ingredients in individual’s freezer bag with their meat.

Place tortellini in a sandwich bag.  Label: “Tortellini for …..”

Make sure each recipe ordered has a can of chicken broth and a bag of tortellini.

At Home:

Place contents of bag in 5-quart crock-pot.

Add can of chicken broth and 1 C water (add water if adding tortellini to pot later).

Put on low for 6-8 hours.

30 minutes before eating add the tortellini, or cook tortellini separately and add at end in soup bowls.

Garnish with fresh Parmesan cheese