Creamy Parmesan Chicken Tortellini with Spinach is a delicious and comforting dinner recipe. Cheese filled tortellini noodles are cooked with chicken breasts and covered in a creamy white wine parmesan sauce with spinach.
This recipe is so rich and delicious, you will think you are eating something from Cheesecake Factory. Some call it my “extra special chicken.”
Parmesan Chicken Tortellini Ingredients
To make this chicken and pasta recipe, you will need the following ingredients (go to the recipe below for exact quantities and instructions):
- Chicken breast: sliced in half horizontally and pounded flat. You can cut into strips if you prefer.
- All Purpose Flour
- Garlic: fresh or pre-minced
- Unsalted butter
- Thyme leaves: fresh or dried
- Baby spinach: you can use regular and just chop it a bit
- Dry white wine: a Pinot Grigio or Sauvignon Blanc is best for this
- Chicken broth: low sodium or regular
- Tortellini: I used a cheese tortellini, but any tortellini is fine
- Heavy cream: this is needed for the creamy sauce
- Parmesan: fresh shredded is best, but you can use some that is already shredded
- Lemon juice: fresh squeezed is best
- Parsley: fresh is best, but you can also use dried
- Salt and pepper
How to Make Chicken Tortellini with Spinach
- In a small bowl, combine the flour, salt and pepper. Dredge the chicken in the flour until coated. Heat a little olive oil in a skillet and place the chicken in the pan. Sear until browned on both sides. Remove the chicken.
- Melt the butter and cook the onion and garlic for a few minutes. Add the thyme and spinach and cook till the spinach is wilted. Add the wine and chicken broth and heat till simmering.
- Add the tortellini and cook for 10 minutes. Check for doneness. Stir in the cream, parmesan and lemon juice.
- Add the chicken to the pan and pour some of the sauce over the chicken. Add the bacon and sprinkle with some parsley.
Do I Have to Pound the Chicken?
Pounding the chicken breasts flat makes them an even thickness, which helps you get a nice crisp chicken cutlet.
What Can I Serve with Chicken Tortellini?
Since this dish has everything you need, it really is a complete meal by itself. For a simple meal, serve with garlic toast or rolls.
You could also serve it in smaller portions as a side dish.
Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to a week.