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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
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
  • Makes
    4 servings

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.

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  • Brandy
    Jun 9, 2020

    Tasted very good! although to make the sauce cover everything nicer, we doubled the sauce

  • BarbC7
    Apr 29, 2019

    This is a really great receipe. My daughter usually does not like creamy sauces but she loved this one!

  • cynandtom
    Jun 30, 2017

    This dish is fantastic. I didn't change a thing. Loved it, a definite keeper!

  • katie2375
    Nov 10, 2015

    Excellent and easy to make!

  • planto
    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
    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
    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
    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
    Nov 14, 2013

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