Saturday, August 8, 2015

Chicken Vegetable Pesto Tortellini

Instagram is my favorite of all the social media outlets.  There is such a sense of community on Instagram.  You truly build relationships with people!  Mostly because you find folks with similar interests.  You banter and share!  You become friends. You meet in real life!  I love it!

But this post isn't just about Instagram.  It's also about food!

A friend posted a photo of her dinner on Instagram, and I just had to have the recipe!  Next thing you know, I'm getting all domestic.  Thank you, Bethany!!!

Chicken Vegetable Pesto Tortellini 

2-3 boneless skinless chicken breasts
16 oz package of frozen cheese tortellini
1 tbsp. olive oil
1 clove of pressed garlic
1 teas. Italian seasoning
1/3 cup of sliced mushrooms
1/2 cup of chopped zucchini 
1/2 cup of chopped squash 
1/3 cup of diced red pepper 
1/3 cup of cream cheese
jar of pesto
shredded mozzarella

Slice the raw chicken breasts into thin, bite size strips.  Sear the chicken in olive oil, garlic, and Italian seasoning over medium heat.

Begin cooking the tortellini as directed on the package.  Set aside.

When the chicken is almost cooked through, add all of the vegetables.  Saute the veggies as the chicken finishes cooking.  Add the cream cheese, stirring often, so it coats the veggies and chicken.

Plate a serving of tortellini.  Add a serving of chicken and veggies on top of the tortellini.  If desired, drizzle pesto over everything and sprinkle with mozzarella!

This will result in about four servings.  It would be very easy to adjust amounts to increase servings.  Oh, and it is very good leftover!!!

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Moral of the story, Instagram is the best for lots of reasons.  Thanks again, Bethany for sharing!  

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  1. Yummmmmmm!!! I will have to try this!

    1. Let me know if you do!!!!!!! I even got over my raw chicken fear for it!!!

  2. Well done! And yes, Instagram is the best of all the social media!

    1. Thanks!!!!!!!!!! Yes, if I had to give them all up but one, it would win!