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
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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


  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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Reviewed Nov. 10, 2015

"Excellent and easy to make!"

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."

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."

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 :)"

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!"

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