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One Pan Creamy Lemon Chicken Tortellini - an easy one pan pasta dish that the entire family will love. Tortellini pasta with grilled chicken and fresh spinach in a warm, cheesy lemon garlic sauce. | Tastes Better From Scratch
One Pan Creamy Lemon Chicken Tortellini
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
20 mins
 

One Pan Creamy Lemon Chicken Tortellini is an easy one pan pasta dish with grilled chicken and fresh spinach in a warm, cheesy lemon garlic sauce. A delicious 30-minute meal!

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Unit: cup, ounce, Tablespoon, teaspoon
Servings: 4
Calories: 453 kcal
Author: Lauren Allen
Ingredients
  • 1 boneless skinless chicken breast , cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 1/2 Tablespoons butter
  • 3 teaspoons garlic , minced
  • 1 1/2 cups low-sodium chicken broth
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 10 ounces refrigerated cheese tortellini
  • 4 ounces Neufchatel cheeses , cut into small pieces
  • 1/2 cup freshly grated parmesan cheese
  • 1 Tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 2 cups baby spinach leaves
Instructions
  1. Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. 

  2. Add chicken pieces and season with salt and pepper. 

  3. Cook until golden brown on bottom, about 2-3 minutes then flip and cook an additional 2-3 minutes until cooked through. Transfer to a plate.

  4. Add butter to the warm skillet and allow to melt, scraping up any browned bits from the pan from the chicken. 

  5. Add garlic and saute 20 seconds. Add chicken broth and water and stir to combine. 

  6. Add tortellini. Cover and allow to boil for just a couple minutes, stirring occasionally, until tortellini are tender--don't over cook! 

  7. Add the pieces of Neufchatel cheese, parmesan cheese and lemon juice and stir until melted into the sauce. 

  8. Return chicken to pan and add spinach. Toss to combine. Season with additional salt and pepper, if needed.

  9. Remove from heat, cover and let rest for a few minutes for spinach to wilt and sauce to thicken slightly.
  10. Serve warm with extra parmesan cheese, if desired. 
Nutrition Facts
One Pan Creamy Lemon Chicken Tortellini
Amount Per Serving
Calories 453 Calories from Fat 216
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 24g 37%
Saturated Fat 11g 55%
Cholesterol 68mg 23%
Sodium 668mg 28%
Potassium 130mg 4%
Total Carbohydrates 34g 11%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 3g
Protein 19g 38%
Vitamin A 9.4%
Vitamin C 2.6%
Calcium 28.9%
Iron 11.6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.