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Chicken Tortellini in Cream Sauce

 Chicken Tortellini in Cream Sauce
Kids and adults will like this quick pasta dinner...it tastes as wonderful as a restaurant dish. I like to pair it with a Caesar salad.—Julie Kamlade, Shelby, North Carolina
4 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 30 min.

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

  • In a large saucepan, cook tortellini according to package directions,
  • adding the broccoli during the last 5 minutes of cooking.
  • 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.
  • Drain tortellini and broccoli; toss with chicken mixture. Sprinkle
  • with basil if desired. Yield: 4 servings.

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Chicken Tortellini in Cream Sauce (continued)

Wine: Full-Bodied White Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied white wine such as Chardonnay or Viognier.