Quick and Easy Tortellini with Grilled Chicken and Pesto [Intro to Cooking]

I’m not even going to sit here and pretend I am some master Paula Deen-esque chef. I can barely make a peanut butter and jelly sandwich without messing it up. My mom is a terrible cook as well, so I never really got the life lessons in cooking from anyone. I’m more of a frozen pizza/Ramen noodle type of girl. Every now and then I truly try to branch out and give cooking an actual meal a try. While I usually fail miserable and end up ordering Chinese, I did finally perfect the perfect pasta dish. It is now my favorite go-to recipe.

I am such a sucker for a great pasta dish and this tortellini with chicken and pesto recipe will make any mouth water. If I could get it right every time (and not gain 100lbs in the process), I would eat this for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Check out what you’ll need and what you’ll need to do to make this awesome meal! Bon appetite!

Tortellini with Grilled Chicken and Pesto

You’ll need…

  • 1 bag of any cheese tortellini
  • 8 oz of chicken breast, grilled
  • 5 Sun dried tomatoes
  • 1/4 C basil pesto
  • Parmasean cheese for topping

How to make it…

Cook tortellini according to instructions on the package. Slice grilled chicken into bite sized pieces. Slice sun dried tomatoes into julienne strips. Mix your tortellini, chicken and sun dried tomatoes with pesto until well coated. Top it all off with shredded parmasean cheese, and there you have it! Serve it up with a salad for a delicious, easy-to-make dinner.

Number of Servings: 4

How delish does that sound? I’m suddenly very hungry. Guess I need to make a stop at Trader Joe’s later! Happy eating CC readers!

[Lead image via Mark Stout Photography/Shutterstock]

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