My wife and I invented this while in Cinque Terre, Italy.

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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Fill a large pot with lightly salted water and bring to a rolling boil; stir in tortellini. Cook uncovered, stirring occasionally, until the tortellini are tender, about 12 minutes. Drain.

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  • Heat olive oil in large skillet over medium heat. Add chicken; season with parsley, lemon juice, chili powder, salt, and black pepper. Cook and stir until chicken is no longer pink and the juices run clear, about 5 minutes.

  • Stir mushrooms, spinach, and kale into the skillet; cook until wilted, about 5 minutes. Reduce heat slightly and add tomato and pesto; cook and stir until flavors combine, about 5 minutes. Serve over tortellini.

Nutrition Facts

775 calories; 42.7 g total fat; 98 mg cholesterol; 980 mg sodium. 64.1 g carbohydrates; 40.2 g protein; Full Nutrition

Reviews (8)

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Rating: 5 stars
06/25/2018
This was exactly what I was looking for. I had chicken tortellini and homemade pesto. It came out great but I did make a few changes. I used a box of frozen broccoli because I didn't have spinach or kale. Instead of tomato I used sliced red pepper. It was yummy and I would definitely make it again. It works well with whatever you have on hand besides the chicken tortellini and pesto... Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/25/2018
This was exactly what I was looking for. I had chicken tortellini and homemade pesto. It came out great but I did make a few changes. I used a box of frozen broccoli because I didn't have spinach or kale. Instead of tomato I used sliced red pepper. It was yummy and I would definitely make it again. It works well with whatever you have on hand besides the chicken tortellini and pesto... Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/25/2018
This was exactly what I was looking for. I had chicken tortellini and homemade pesto. It came out great but I did make a few changes. I used a box of frozen broccoli because I didn't have spinach or kale. Instead of tomato I used sliced red pepper. It was yummy and I would definitely make it again. It works well with whatever you have on hand besides the chicken tortellini and pesto... Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/26/2019
I made this tonight and substituted sliced Italian sausage for the chicken. I also added a little dash of red wine with the lemon juice. The whole family loved it! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/27/2017
Happened to have all the ingredients but tomato and kale. Very good flavor profile for Read More
Rating: 5 stars
01/19/2019
It was great I used 1/2 Pesto and it was still good Read More
Rating: 5 stars
03/26/2017
I will definitely make this again! I didn't have kale so omitted it and also only had half of a jar of pesto. This came out beautifully seasoned and very flavorful! Super quick to make but tastes like you spent a lot of time. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/14/2019
I loved this. The chicken alone is great and when added to the veggies and pesto is even better. My tortellini came out a bit soft and lacked flavor so next time I will cook it less and mix it in with the chicken/pesto mix in the bowl rather than place the chicken/pesto on top of the tortellini. Also, there are plenty of homemade pesto recipes in here and so simple - so try these rather than the pesto in a jar. This was great and easy! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
09/22/2018
Came up with this Idea and then searched for similar. Mine was Kale. Garlic butter. spaghetti. Italian sausage. OMG best meal ever had and not a veg fan and never had Kale before Family loved it Read More
Rating: 4 stars
12/05/2016
I forgot to buy a tomato but other than that I made this recipe as directed. I think I actually would prefer this dish without the pesto or at least with half the amount. It's not that I don't like pesto but its flavor can be rather overpowering. I will try this next time without it as I think this is a pretty good dish. With salad and bread this makes 6 servings. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
01/22/2020
So yummy! I used 1/2 the pesto and added a splash of wine as suggested and it was delicious. My whole family loved it! Read More