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chicken tortellini and veggies

Pesto Chicken Tortellini and Veggies

Chicken Tortellini smothered with basil pesto and served with lots of veggies. Mediterranean style dinner packed with colorful vegetables: red and yellow grape tomatoes, asparagus, and sun-dried tomatoes.  

Course Main Course
Cuisine Mediterranean
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 517 kcal
Author Julia

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 lb chicken thighs boneless and skinless, sliced into strips
  • salt
  • 1/2 cup sun-dried tomatoes drained of oil, chopped
  • 1 lb asparagus ends trimmed, cut in half
  • 1/4 cup basil pesto or use more
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes yellow and red, halved
  • 1 cup tortellini uncooked

Instructions

  1. In a large skillet heat 2 tablespoons olive oil on medium heat.  

  2. Add sliced chicken thighs (seasoned with salt), 1/4 cup of chopped sun-dried tomatoes and cook everything on medium heat for 5-10 minutes, turning chicken slices over a couple of times, until the chicken is completely cooked through.

  3. Remove the chicken and the sun-dried from the skillet, leaving the oil in.

  4. Add asparagus (ends trimmed), seasoned generously with salt, and 1/4 cup of sun-dried tomatoes to the same skillet.  

  5. Cook on medium heat for 5-10 minutes until the asparagus is cooked through. Remove the asparagus to a serving plate.

  6. Cook tortellini according to the package instructions, drain.
  7. Add cooked chicken back to the skillet.   Add basil pesto.  Stir to coat and cook on low-medium heat until the chicken is reheated, 1 or 2 minutes. Remove from heat. 

  8. Add cooked tortellini and halved cherry tomatoes to the skillet with the chicken.  Stir to combine.  Add more pesto if desired.

  9. Season with more salt if needed.  

  10. Add chicken, cherry tomatoes and tortellini to the serving plate with asparagus.

Nutrition Facts
Pesto Chicken Tortellini and Veggies
Amount Per Serving
Calories 517 Calories from Fat 306
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 34g 52%
Saturated Fat 7g 35%
Cholesterol 122mg 41%
Sodium 387mg 16%
Potassium 1013mg 29%
Total Carbohydrates 26g 9%
Dietary Fiber 5g 20%
Sugars 9g
Protein 27g 54%
Vitamin A 31.2%
Vitamin C 24.5%
Calcium 11.8%
Iron 30.3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.