Tortellini Alfredo with Grilled Chicken Breasts


This cheese tortellini Alfredo with grilled chicken won't sit too heavy in your stomach.

Tortellini Alfredo with Grilled Chicken Breasts
Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
45 mins



  • 2 large skinless, boneless chicken breasts

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

  • 1 pinch Italian seasoning, or to taste

  • 1 pinch garlic powder, or to taste

  • kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste


  • 1 (12 ounce) package frozen cheese tortellini

Alfredo Sauce:

  • ¼ cup butter

  • 3 cloves garlic, minced

  • 1 cup heavy cream

  • 1 ¼ cups freshly grated Parmesan cheese

  • 2 pinches Italian seasoning, or to taste

  • freshly ground black pepper to taste


  1. Preheat an outdoor grill for medium-high heat and lightly oil the grate.

  2. Make the chicken: Toss chicken, oil, Italian seasoning, garlic powder, salt, and pepper in a bowl until coated.

  3. Cook chicken on the preheated grill until no longer pink in the center and the juices run clear, about 6 minutes per side. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center should read at least 165 degrees F (74 degrees C). Transfer to a plate; cut into bite-sized pieces when cool enough to handle.

  4. While the chicken is cooking, fill a large pot with lightly salted water and bring to a rolling boil. Add tortellini, return to a boil, and cook, uncovered and stirring occasionally, until tortellini float to the top and cheese filling is hot, about 3 minutes. Drain and keep warm.

  5. Make the sauce: Melt butter in a saucepan over medium heat. Add garlic and cook for 2 to 3 minutes. Add cream and cook for 3 minutes. Add Parmesan cheese and stir until melted, 2 to 3 minutes. Add Italian seasoning and pepper; bring to a slow boil. Cook at a slow boil for 1 minute, then stir in tortellini and chicken. Cook until heated through, 2 to 3 minutes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

560 Calories
36g Fat
29g Carbs
31g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 560
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 36g 46%
Saturated Fat 20g 101%
Cholesterol 157mg 52%
Sodium 639mg 28%
Total Carbohydrate 29g 10%
Dietary Fiber 2g 6%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 31g
Vitamin C 1mg 5%
Calcium 232mg 18%
Iron 1mg 6%
Potassium 201mg 4%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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