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Chicken and Zucchini Basil Pesto Tortellini

Chicken and Zucchini Basil Pesto Tortellini

Chicken and Zucchini Basil Pesto Tortellini - a delicious Italian style recipe with Summer colors and vibes!  Zucchini, chicken, cherry tomatoes, and tortellini are all tossed together with basil pesto to create a light Summer dinner.

Course Main Course
Cuisine American, Italian, Mediterranean
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 568 kcal
Author Julia

Ingredients

  • 2 cups tortellini uncooked
  • 2 tablespoon olive oil , divided
  • 1 zucchini , sliced
  • salt
  • 1 lb chicken breast , cut into small slices
  • 1 cup red cherry tomatoes , each sliced in half
  • 1 cup yellow cherry tomatoes , each sliced in half
  • 7 oz basil pesto

Instructions

  1. In a large sauce pan, bring water to boil.  Add tortellini and cook according to package instructions until cooked. Drain.

  2. In a large skillet, heat 1 tablespoon olive oil on medium heat. Add zucchini, sprinkle with a pinch of salt, and cook for about 5 minutes, flipping once, until soft. Remove to the plate.

  3. To the same skillet, add another tablespoon of olive oil, add chicken slices, sprinkle with salt, and cook for about 5 minutes, until the chicken is completely cooked through and not pink in the center.

  4. Add cooked zucchini back to the skillet. Add the tomatoes. Add tortellini. Add the pesto and mix everything, reheating gently just to warm up the dish slightly.

  5. Taste and add salt, if needed. 

Nutrition Facts
Chicken and Zucchini Basil Pesto Tortellini
Amount Per Serving
Calories 568 Calories from Fat 297
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 33g 51%
Saturated Fat 6g 30%
Cholesterol 96mg 32%
Sodium 842mg 35%
Potassium 724mg 21%
Total Carbohydrates 31g 10%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Sugars 5g
Protein 35g 70%
Vitamin A 26.3%
Vitamin C 26.6%
Calcium 17.7%
Iron 14.9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.