Creamy Chicken and Tortellini Skillet

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Dive into the creamy delights of the Creamy Chicken and Tortellini Skillet, a sumptuous blend of succulent chicken, cheese-filled tortellini, and vibrant tomatoes, all enveloped in a rich, cheesy sauce. This dish is a crowd-pleaser that’s perfect for any meal!

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Creamy Chicken and Tortellini Skillet

Ingredients & Variations

  • Chicken: Opt for bite-sized pieces of boneless, skinless chicken breasts. Chicken thighs are also a great substitute for a richer flavor.
  • Flour Mixture: Coat the chicken with a mix of all-purpose flour, seasoned with salt, pepper, paprika, and garlic powder for a delightful crust.
  • Tomatoes: Use a mix of halved cherry tomatoes and rehydrated sun-dried tomatoes for a deep, tangy flavor.
  • Broth and Cream: The base of the sauce is made with chicken broth and heavy cream for a silky texture.
  • Cheeses: The sauce is rich with the nutty flavors of Gruyere and the sharpness of Parmesan. Feel free to experiment with different cheeses to suit your taste.
  • Spice: Add red pepper flakes for a gentle heat, which is optional depending on your spice preference.
  • Tortellini: Cheese-filled tortellini brings a delightful cheesiness to the dish, but other fillings like spinach or meat can also be used.

Creamy Chicken and Tortellini Skillet

Recipe Highlights

Vegetarian Option: Easily omit the chicken and double the tortellini or add more vegetables like spinach or mushrooms for a hearty vegetarian version.

Storing Tips

Refrigeration: Cool completely and store in an airtight container. It keeps well for 3-4 days. Warm it gently on the stove or in the microwave when ready to serve.

Creamy Chicken and Tortellini Skillet


For the Chicken:

  • 1 pound (450 g) boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cubed
  • ½ cup (62.5 g) all-purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon (2.5 g) kosher salt
  • ½ teaspoon (2.5 g) black pepper
  • ½ teaspoon (2.5 g) paprika
  • ½ teaspoon (2.5 g) garlic powder

For the Sauce:

  • 2 tablespoons (30 mL) olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons (28 g) unsalted butter
  • 1 small yellow onion, finely chopped
  • 1 pint (2 cups or 400 g) cherry tomatoes, halved
  • ½ cup (55 g) sun-dried tomatoes, rehydrated and chopped
  • 2 tablespoons (30 g) minced garlic
  • 1 cup (240 mL) chicken broth
  • 1 cup (240 mL) heavy cream
  • ½ cup (56.5 g) Gruyere cheese, shredded
  • ½ cup (50 g) Parmesan cheese, grated
  • 1 teaspoon (2 g) red pepper flakes
  • 1 teaspoon (2 g) Italian seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon (5 g) kosher salt
  • 1 bag (20 ounces or 567 g) frozen cheese tortellini


  1. Prepare the Chicken: In a large bowl, mix flour, salt, pepper, paprika, and garlic powder. Coat chicken cubes in the mixture. Shake off excess and set aside.
  2. Cook the Chicken: Heat oil and butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Add chicken and cook until golden and cooked through, about 8-10 minutes. Remove and set aside.
  3. Make the Sauce: In the same skillet, sauté onions, cherry and sun-dried tomatoes until softened. Add garlic and stir for a few seconds. Pour in broth and cream. Add cheeses, red pepper flakes, seasoning, and salt. Simmer until slightly thickened.
  4. Cook Tortellini: Meanwhile, cook the tortellini according to package directions.
  5. Combine and Simmer: Add cooked chicken and tortellini to the sauce. Stir well to combine and simmer for about 5 minutes to meld the flavors.
  6. Serve: Garnish with additional Parmesan and serve warm.

Creamy Chicken and Tortellini Skillet

This Creamy Chicken and Tortellini Skillet brings a gourmet twist to your everyday meals, blending classic flavors in a dish that’s both satisfying and delectably comforting.

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