Tortellini with Chicken and PestoPosted by in Chicken
I love surprising my readers with what can be made in parchment. So today I have another fun idea for you – tortellini. And I made this one in my toaster oven since my oven is broken and waiting for a part. This recipe feeds two.
9 oz refrigerated fresh tortellini
1/4 cup frozen peas
salt and pepper to taste
1 boneless, skinless chicken breast, cut into bite size pieces
1/4 tsp Italian seasonings or basil
1/4 cup pesto sauce
1 tbsp olive oil
2 tbsp chicken broth
1/4 cup Parmesan cheese
Place the tortellini on a piece of parchment (see Technique page for instructions). Spread the peas on top. Add the chicken. Season with salt and pepper. Drop dollops of the pesto over the food. Sprinkle Italian seasoning, chicken broth, and olive oil. Sprinkle on Parmesan cheese. Using a fork, gently mix and toss the ingredients together a bit so you no longer see large clumps of pesto. Fold the parchment and bake in a 400 degree oven for 20 minutes.
This was delicious and super cute in the packet. You can swap out lots of different ingredients in this one – try ham or cooked Italian sausage instead of the chicken. Instead of the peas, you could use spinach, broccoli, or mushrooms.
The tortellini cooks perfectly and all the flavors are sealed in, making this dish fresh tasting and vibrant.
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You’ve done it again! Another food item I would never have dreamed of cooking without a pot. Wow. We’ll have to give this one a go-although I might use my big oven.
I am learning to love my toaster oven I must say. It heats up SO much quicker than the big oven. I also think it must use less energy to do the same job since it is heating a much smaller area. My big oven has been broken for 6 days so it was all I had to rely on! It’s finally fixed though.
Looks YUM…Love the whole idea of no pot…
Thanks! I am having so much fun with it!
WOW! – My wife and I followed this recipe tonight – amazing stuff! We were both blown away – not only by the taste, but also the simplicity!
I’m glad you liked it!
Cannot wait to try this tonight. I love the idea of not having to do any dishes, and sounds yummy. My husband doesn’t like chicken. Think it would work with shrimp?
Absolutely. I’ve also been known to use ham or prosciuotto
Yum. This sounds delicious.
Yeah, I would not have believed this one was possible!
This is one of my husband’s top five meals to make when he’s forced to cook for himself. Truly easy and delicious!
Well at least your husband has at least 5 meals he can make! I was just ribbing mine tonight that his repertoire consists of omelets, sandwiches, pizza take out and Chef Boyardee!