Tortellini with Chicken and Pesto


Tortellini with Chicken and Pesto

Tortellini with Chicken and Pesto
10 Min

Whip up something tasty with our recipe for Tortellini with Chicken and Pesto. You'll love how the cheesy tortellini and chicken come together with a delicious homemade pesto sauce. This fresh-tasting dish is great for a potluck or family dinner. Plus, it's ready in less than 15 minutes!

What You'll Need

  • 2 cups lightly packed fresh basil leaves
  • 1 cup olive oil
  • 1 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 cup pine nuts or walnuts
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 (20-ounce) package refrigerated cheese tortellini
  • 2 pounds cooked chicken breast, cut into 1-inch chunks
  • 1/4 cup chopped roasted red pepper

What to Do

  1. In a blender or food processor, combine, basil, oil, Parmesan cheese, nuts, garlic, and salt; blend until smooth and set pesto aside.
  2. In a large pot of boiling water, cook tortellini 6 to 7 minutes or until soft; drain and let cool slightly.
  3. In a large bowl, place tortellini, chicken, and roasted pepper. Pour 3/4 cup pesto over tortellini mixture and toss gently until evenly coated.


Refrigerate any leftover pesto for later use. And if you prefer to use store-bought pesto, go ahead. Any kind will work!

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I cannot find the recipe for the pesto sauce!!!! I have looked all over and I keep getting weird sites but no recipe for pesto sauce. Since I've never made it, i really would like it. Help!


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