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Cheesy Chicken Tortellini

cheesy chicken tortellini Entree
Cheesy Chicken Tortellini
  • Prep 35 min
  • Total 35 min
  • Servings 6

What’s not to love when you combine tortellini, chicken and broccoli in a flavorful sauce made with chicken broth, milk, cream cheese and Parmesan cheese? This dinner is a true crowd-pleaser! ...MORE+ LESS-

May 3, 2018

Ingredients

2
tablespoons olive oil
8
oz boneless skinless chicken breast, cut into 1/4-inch slices
3
cups fresh small broccoli florets
2
teaspoons chopped garlic
1 1/2
cups Progresso™ chicken broth (from 32-oz carton)
2
packages (9 oz each) refrigerated cheese tortellini
1
cup milk
6
oz cream cheese, cubed (from 8-oz package)
1/2
teaspoon salt
1/2
teaspoon pepper
1/3
cup grated Parmesan cheese

Steps

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  • 1
    In 12-inch nonstick skillet, heat 1 tablespoon of the oil over medium-high heat. Add chicken; cook 3 to 4 minutes or until no longer pink; remove from skillet, and keep warm.
  • 2
    In same skillet, heat remaining 1 tablespoon olive oil; add broccoli. Cook and stir over medium heat about 3 minutes or until broccoli is bright green. Add garlic to skillet; cook about 30 seconds or until fragrant.
  • 3
    Add chicken broth and tortellini. Heat to simmering; cook 3 minutes. Stir in milk, cream cheese, salt and pepper. Cook over medium heat 3 to 5 minutes, stirring occasionally, until cream cheese is melted; stir in Parmesan cheese.
  • 4
    Add chicken back to skillet; cook 1 to 2 minutes or until heated through. Garnish with additional Parmesan cheese, if desired.
  • Pasta sauce thickens as it cools.

Expert Tips

  • Broccoli florets are sold prepackaged and can be trimmed to bite-size pieces, making this meal extra easy to throw together.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
370
Calories from Fat
200
% Daily Value
Total Fat
22g
34%
Saturated Fat
10g
51%
Trans Fat
1/2g
Cholesterol
130mg
43%
Sodium
600mg
25%
Potassium
380mg
11%
Total Carbohydrate
24g
8%
Dietary Fiber
2g
8%
Sugars
5g
Protein
20g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
20%
20%
Vitamin C
35%
35%
Calcium
20%
20%
Iron
10%
10%
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 1/2 Milk; 1/2 Vegetable; 1 1/2 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 3 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
1 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
More About This Recipe
  • Counting calories doesn’t mean cooking twice when Cheesy Chicken Tortellini is on the menu. Cheese-stuffed pasta, chicken and a creamy sauce make this a comforting and filling dinner. One of the best things about tortellini is that it’s filling, which means meat goes further. Believe it or not, this recipe serves six healthy eaters using only one chicken breast. And yet it won’t set a dieter back either, it comes in at under 400 calories and boasts a 1/2 cup of broccoli per serving. So families can enjoy eating together, and home cooks will love the fact that this meal is ready to serve in 35 minutes, thanks to smart shortcuts like refrigerated tortellini. If you’ve never bought refrigerated pasta before, Betty has tips for buying, storing and cooking pasta. If you find tortellini is a hit at your house, check out more of Betty’s tortellini recipes.

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