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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
Keyword basil chicken tortellini, chicken tortellini
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 517kcal
Author Julia


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 lb chicken thighs boneless and skinless, sliced into strips
  • salt
  • ½ cup sun-dried tomatoes drained of oil, chopped
  • 1 lb asparagus ends trimmed, cut in half
  • ¼ cup basil pesto or use more
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes yellow and red, halved
  • 1 cup tortellini uncooked


  • In a large skillet heat 2 tablespoons olive oil on medium heat.  
  • Add sliced chicken thighs (seasoned with salt), ¼ 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.
  • Remove the chicken and the sun-dried from the skillet, leaving the oil in.
  • Add asparagus (ends trimmed), seasoned generously with salt, and ¼ cup of sun-dried tomatoes to the same skillet.  
  • Cook on medium heat for 5-10 minutes until the asparagus is cooked through. Remove the asparagus to a serving plate.
  • Cook tortellini according to the package instructions, drain.
  • 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. 
  • Add cooked tortellini and halved cherry tomatoes to the skillet with the chicken.  Stir to combine.  Add more pesto if desired.
  • Season with more salt if needed.  
  • Add chicken, cherry tomatoes and tortellini to the serving plate with asparagus.
  • Want to make basil pesto from scratch? Here is a super flavorful and creamy 20-Minute Homemade Basil Pesto Recipe.


Calories: 517kcal | Carbohydrates: 26g | Protein: 27g | Fat: 34g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 122mg | Sodium: 387mg | Potassium: 1013mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 1560IU | Vitamin C: 20.2mg | Calcium: 118mg | Iron: 5.5mg