One Pot Italian Chicken Tortellini Recipe

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One Pot Italian Chicken Tortellini Recipe – A delicious and easy dinner recipe packed with chicken, zucchini, cheese, and tortellini! Get ready for a wonderful, picky-eater approved, 30-minute meal prepared in just one pot!

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Italian Chicken Tortellini is the perfect and quick pasta recipe for your weeknight dinners with chicken, fresh mozzarella, tortellini and veggies. It’s very easy to make and it tastes incredible.

You guys, my family loved loved loved this meal. Normally, I try to stay away from pastas and lots of cheeses, let alone talk too much about them on Diethood, buuuuut, some things just deserve to be told. That is the case with this One Pot Italian Chicken Tortellini Recipe.

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First of all, don’t know if you can recall – probably not and I don’t expect you to – but this recipe came about after I made that Creamy Chicken Pesto Tortellini recipe for us a few months back. Because I was left with several boxes of frozen cheese tortellini, I decided to make something similar to it, but with marinara sauce in place of the creamy pesto sauce + zucchini + all in one pot. And in 30 minutes.

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WHAT WE WILL NEED…

  • chicken
  • box of frozen cheese tortellini
  • zucchini
  • cream cheese
  • marinara sauce
  • wine
  • chicken broth
  • fresh mozzarella
  • fresh basil

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HOW TO MAKE ONE POT ITALIAN CHICKEN TORTELLINI

  1. Cut up the chicken into bite sizes and brown on all sides.
  2. Cut the zucchini into half-moons; set aside.
  3. In a bowl, combine wine and chicken broth and whisk until incorporated.
  4. Add marinara sauce and cream cheese to the skillet; whisk until cheese is melted, then stir in the broth mixture.
  5. Stir in tortellini, zucchini, and chicken; cover and cook for 8 minutes.
  6. Arrange mozzarella slices over the top, broil for 1 to 2 minutes, or until cheese is melted.
  7. Remove from heat; garnish with basil ribbons and serve.

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Simple, delicious, elegant and quick! One pot dinners can’t get much easier than this. Just several ingredients plus a bit of time, and dinner will be ready in a flash.

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One Pot Italian Chicken Tortellini Recipe - A delicious and easy dinner recipe packed with chicken, zucchini, cheese, and tortellini! Get ready for a wonderful, picky-eater approved, 30-minute meal prepared in just one pot!
One Pot Italian Chicken Tortellini Recipe
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
30 mins
 

One Pot Italian Chicken Tortellini Recipe - A delicious and easy dinner recipe packed with chicken, zucchini, cheese, and tortellini! Get ready for a wonderful, picky-eater approved, 30-minute meal prepared in just one pot!

Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Italian
Servings: 4 Serves
Calories: 519 kcal
Ingredients
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 12 ounces (about 3) chicken breasts, cut up into bite size pieces
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • salt and fresh ground pepper to taste
  • 1/4 cup white wine
  • 1/2 cup low sodium chicken broth
  • 2 cups marinara sauce
  • 3 ounces reduced fat cream cheese cut up in chunks
  • 2 zucchini sliced into half moons
  • 1 box (9 ounces) frozen cheese tortellini
  • 4 slices fresh mozzarella
  • 2 tablespoons fresh basil ribbons for garnish
Instructions
  1. Heat olive oil in a large skillet.

  2. Add garlic and cook for 30 seconds.


  3. Add chicken pieces; season with oregano, salt and pepper.

  4. Cook for 4 to 5 minutes, or until chicken is browned and cooked through.

  5. Remove chicken from skillet and set aside.

  6. In a mixing bowl, combine wine and chicken broth; stir until well incorporated.

  7. Add marinara sauce and cream cheese to the skillet; cook over medium-high heat until cheese is melted and everything is well combined.

  8. Slowly whisk in the prepared chicken broth mixture; whisk until incorporated.

  9. Add chicken back in to the skillet; stir in the prepared zucchini and the tortellini.

  10. Reduce heat to medium-low; cover and cook for 10 to 11 minutes or until pasta is done. 

  11. Remove from heat and arrange slices of fresh mozzarella over the top.

  12. Set under the broiler for 1 to 2 minutes, or until cheese on top is melted.

  13. Garnish with ribbons of basil.

  14. Serve.

Recipe Notes

WW FREESTYLE SMART POINTS: 12

Nutrition Facts
One Pot Italian Chicken Tortellini Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 519 Calories from Fat 189
% Daily Value*
Fat 21g32%
Saturated Fat 8g40%
Cholesterol 112mg37%
Sodium 1314mg55%
Potassium 1086mg31%
Carbohydrates 41g14%
Fiber 5g20%
Sugar 11g12%
Protein 39g78%
Vitamin A 1060IU21%
Vitamin C 27.6mg33%
Calcium 307mg31%
Iron 3.8mg21%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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13 Responses
  1. Liz

    My family and I were getting back from a LONG day of soccer and outside work when we got back in at 7:00PM, and trying to figure out what to make for dinner. We found we had tortellini in the freezer and figured to look up recipes and came across this one! Talk about an easy ONE POT WONDER MEAL!! This was so easy and SO DELICIOUS!! Thank you for this!!

    1. Very happy you liked it! Thank you! Funny thing is, almost every time that we have one of those super LONG soccer days, I get home and get straight to fixing this exact recipe. Nothing satisfies my “athletes” more than a pot of pasta with chicken. 😃

  2. Tatiana Tumbling

    I found your website from Pinterest and this is the first recipe I’ve tried! I love it! I am a college student who is just starting to cook and this definitely boosted my confidence and I think I ‘ll be more comfortable exploring new recipes now because I am tired of baked chicken lol. Thanks for this awesome recipe with super easy instructions

  3. Joanne

    I made this tonight. It was a big hit. My husband and my daughter both loved it. We all couldn’t get enough of it.
    So delicious. I didn’t have zucchini on hand so I used a bag of baby spinach instead. Yum!

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