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Creamy Chicken, Asparagus, and Bacon Tortellini

Creamy Chicken, Asparagus, and Bacon Tortellini - delicious Italian-style dinner you can make at home! 

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 749 kcal
Author Julia

Ingredients

  • 2 cups tortellini , uncooked
  • 1/2 pound asparagus
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 lb chicken breast , chopped
  • 1/4 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 8 slices bacon , cooked and chopped
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese , shredded

Instructions

  1. Cook tortellini according to the package instructions, and then drain.
  2. While the tortellini is cooking, cook the asparagus as you prefer: steam it or boil it in hot water. I boiled it quickly in hot water to the desired crispiness. Drain.
  3. Heat olive oil in a large skillet. Add chopped chicken breast, sprinkle it generously with salt and Italian seasoning and cook the chicken, occasionally stirring, until it is completely cooked through.
  4. In the skillet where you just cooked chicken, combine cooked tortellini, cooked asparagus, cooked chicken, and 2/3 of the amount of chopped cooked bacon (reserving the rest of the bacon for later).
  5. Add heavy cream. Bring to boil and boil for 1-2 minutes, occasionally stirring. Sauce should thicken. Add shredded Parmesan cheese, if desired, and stir it in, while the sauce is boiling. Remove from heat.
  6. Top with the remaining chopped cooked bacon and serve.
Nutrition Facts
Creamy Chicken, Asparagus, and Bacon Tortellini
Amount Per Serving
Calories 749 Calories from Fat 468
% Daily Value*
Fat 52g80%
Saturated Fat 23g144%
Cholesterol 207mg69%
Sodium 922mg40%
Potassium 665mg19%
Carbohydrates 27g9%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 42g84%
Vitamin A 1400IU28%
Vitamin C 4.9mg6%
Calcium 207mg21%
Iron 3.3mg18%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.