Chicken Pesto Tortellini with Cherry Tomatoes
- Olivieri® 3 Formaggi Tortellini 350 g
- 1 bunch asparagus, sliced into 1-inch pieces
- 400 g sliced chicken breasts
- Olivieri® Basil & Cheese Pesto 160 g (3 tbsp )
- 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
COOK seasoned chicken in hot oil for 4 minutes on each side or until golden brown.
BOIL Olivieri® 3 Formaggi Tortellini for 6 minutes. Drain pronto.
ADD asparagus to water and continue boiling until pasta is perfectly tender (2 minutes). Drain and return to pot, pronto.
TOSS chicken, Olivieri® Basil & Cheese Pesto, cherry tomatoes and pasta. Presto, you’re done!
Grated Parmesan, and fresh basil leaves are a delicious finishing touch.
Herb Chicken and Pasta Dinner
If you’re looking to elevate your weeknight dinners, this dish of Olivieri® 3 Formaggi Tortellini coated in our specialty garlic and herbaceous Basil & Cheese Pesto is exactly what you need. Filled with creamy ricotta, Romano and Parmesan, these fresh tortellini boast a deliciously cheesy filling that outshines other average pasta dishes.
To make a meal, the freshly cooked pasta is tossed with asparagus, cherry tomatoes and seasoned chicken for added nutrients and protein to keep you and your family full and satisfied.
For additional depth of flavour, roast or sauté the cherry tomatoes in extra virgin olive oil before tossing together. If desired, use additional oven-roasted vegetables such as zucchini, red onion and mushrooms.
Guess what else you can do with cherry tomatoes. How about this potato gnocchi recipe?
Fresh Tasting Pesto
When deciding which pesto to pick up from the store, choose Olivieri® Basil & Cheese Pesto, made with quality ingredients that taste like freshly made sauce. The taste is a bit brighter and more vibrant if compared to other jarred varieties in the dry pasta section. And, not to mention, it marries everything together simply in just 15 minutes!
Keep this variety on hand for other fun family-favourites like Chicken, Bacon & Cheese Sacchettini in Basil & Cheese Pesto or maybe a refreshing skillet Gnocchi Pasta Salad.