Chicken Tortellini in Cream Sauce Recipe
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Chicken Tortellini in Cream Sauce Recipe

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Kids and adults will like this quick pasta tastes as wonderful as a restaurant dish. I like to pair it with a Caesar salad.—Julie Kamlade, Shelby, North Carolina
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 1 package (19 ounces) frozen cheese tortellini
  • 1 cup fresh broccoli florets
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1-1/3 cups cubed cooked chicken breast
  • Minced fresh basil, optional

Nutritional Facts

1-1/2 cups: 685 calories, 43g fat (25g saturated fat), 168mg cholesterol, 929mg sodium, 40g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 2g fiber), 36g protein.


  1. In a large saucepan, cook tortellini according to package directions, adding the broccoli during the last 5 minutes of cooking.
  2. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, saute garlic in butter until tender. Stir in the cheese, cream and seasonings. Bring to a boil; reduce heat. Simmer, uncovered, for 7-9 minutes or until slightly thickened. Add chicken; heat through.
  3. Drain tortellini and broccoli; toss with chicken mixture. Sprinkle with basil if desired. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Chicken Tortellini in Cream Sauce in Chicken Recipe Cards 2013 2013

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katie2375 User ID: 7932133 237111
Reviewed Nov. 10, 2015

"Excellent and easy to make!"

MY REVIEW User ID: 1387246 222415
Reviewed Mar. 9, 2015

"Very good recipe! Next time we will add more broccoli. Hubby also wants to try it with mushrooms and artichoke hearts."

Idella Rogers User ID: 1675298 117874
Reviewed Feb. 9, 2014

"We enjoyed this dish very much. Being so quick you wouldn't think it would be as good as it is. We will definitely make this again."

mpifer User ID: 551286 212583
Reviewed Feb. 6, 2014

"excellent recipe! it was quick and simple to make if you are in a hurry. I also added mushrooms for a little extra to it. Was loved by my whole family :)"

basscampers User ID: 799856 123913
Reviewed Jan. 27, 2014

"This was a quick and very delicious recipe....definitely a keeper! I used half and half instead of the heavy cream and rotisserie chicken so it was more shredded than cubed. Served with garlic bread. Delicious!"

gizzer User ID: 1153460 111777
Reviewed Nov. 14, 2013

"Delicious. Used frozen broccoli and added Italian blend cheese instead of just parmesan cheese"

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