The Most Amazing Pesto Chicken and Tortellini

The Most Amazing Pesto Chicken and Tortellini

This Mediterranean-style dinner is healthy and easy and perfect for summer! Sliced boneless, skinless chicken thighs (or breasts) are cooked with sun-dried tomatoes in olive oil. The chicken is then combine with tortellini, cherry tomatoes, asparagus, and basil pesto for a colorful and delicious dinner perfect for those hot summer nights! Here’s how I made it:


2 Tablespoons Olive Oil

1 lb Chicken Thighs (or breasts) (boneless & skinless), cut into strips

1/2 Cup Sun-dried tomatoes, drained of oil, chopped

1 lb Asparagus (ends trimmed – cut in half)

1/4 Cup Basil Pesto (or you can use more)

1 Cup Cherry Tomatoes – Yellow and Red, Halved

1 Cup Tortellini, Uncooked


The Most Amazing Pesto Chicken and Tortellini
  1. In a large skillet heat 2 tablespoons olive oil on medium heat.  
  2. 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.
  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 ¼ 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.

Simple, light, refreshing – perfect for summer. Let me know in the comments below if you try it! I know you and your family will love it! For more awesome recipes, check me out on Pinterest! For a great comfort food type meal, check out this chicken parm casserole recipe! Be sure to follow me for more!

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