Hot Eats and Cool Reads: Chicken and Tortellini with Tomato Cream Sauce Recipe

Apr 24, 2013

Chicken and Tortellini with Tomato Cream Sauce Recipe

Hello foodies! Hope everyone is having a great week so far! It's been quiet at our house this week, which is great compared to the hectic last few weeks we've had. My cousin and I went to get pedicures together today. That relaxation was MUCH needed! I also got some really wonderful news earlier today, but I will let you all know what's going on with that, within the next couple months! Lots of huge changes have been going on in our life, and my daughter and I are so excited for this amazing opportunity we've been offered.

Today's recipe turned out so fantastic! I was staying at my sister's house for the weekend, and her husband made this for us. I love creamy tomato sauces, and the spinach and chicken goes so well with it. I love that he used tortellini instead of regular pasta. This recipe has tons of flavor and you will leave the table feeling completely satisfied!

Thanks to my sister, Shannon who blogs over at Speaking in Plain Shamish for taking the photos for this post!

Chicken and Tortellini with Tomato Cream Sauce (print recipe)

What you need:
1- 20 ounce package fresh or frozen cheese tortellini
3 chicken breasts, cut into bite sized pieces
4 cloves garlic, minced
1 small onion, chopped
2- 14.5 ounce cans diced tomatoes
3 cups fresh spinach, chopped
1 1/2 teaspoons dried basil
2 cups heavy whipping cream 
1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese
salt and pepper, as desired
olive oil

Cook tortellini according to package directions. Rinse and drain.

Meanwhile in a large skillet, cook chicken breast, garlic and onion in olive oil, until chicken is cooked through. Add the tomatoes, spinach, basil, salt and pepper as desired. Cook and stir over medium heat for about 5 minutes. Stir in the cream and cheese. Bring to a boil. Reduce and simmer for 8-10 minutes or until thickened.

Toss tortellini and sauce. Serve topped with additional parmesan if desired.

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  1. Delish! I love tortellini, so much! And I so want a pedi. :)

  2. I can see this going over really well with the kids and so simple to make. Thanks for sharing it with us on foodie friday.

    1. You're welcome, Diane! The kids would love this recipe! :)

  3. Cream sauces are my weakness :) This looks so tasty...

  4. This looks absolutely amazing! I will find a way to make a dairy free version, because I have to try it :)

  5. I make something similar to this but with Italian Sausage instead of chicken! I need to try this version the next time :) Thanks so much for linking up to All My Bloggy Friends :) p.s. wishing you all the best on your secret ;)

  6. This looks delicious! I love using tortellini and always try to think of new ways to make it - this sounds like a fabulous way! Thanks for sharing!

  7. I LOVE tortellini! This sounds fab!!

  8. I just love looking at how creamy this looks! We love tortellini here, but I often struggle finding the right sauce to go with it. Thanks so much for sharing on Foodie Friday! I have you featured this week :)

  9. Das sieht ja traumhaft aus. Würde ich auch gerne einmal probieren.

  10. We made this today and it was amazing!! :)

    1. I'm so glad you liked it, Rebecca!! Thanks so much for letting me know! :)

  11. That looks heavenly. A comfort food for me.


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