Almost Instant Tortellini and Cheese With Chicken (Better Homes

“I'm on a quest to find recipes that use store-bought, pre-cooked chicken, and this certainly fit the bill! And it looks wonderfully easy. As bhg.com says, "Boiling water is the most time-consuming element of making this super-fast chicken spin on mac-and-cheese."”
READY IN:
20mins
SERVES:
4
UNITS:
US

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 (9 ounce) packagerefrigerated cheese tortellini
  • 1 cup frozen peas
  • 1 (8 ounce) container cream cheese spread (garden vegetable flavor or chive and onion)
  • 12 cup milk
  • 1 (9 ounce) packagefrozen chopped cooked chicken breasts

Directions

  1. In a large saucepan cook tortellini according to package directions. Place frozen vegetable in colander. Drain the hot pasta over vegetables to thaw; return pasta-vegetable mixture to pan.
  2. Meanwhile, in a small saucepan combine cream cheese and milk; heat and stir until cheese is melted. Heat chicken according to package directions.
  3. Stir cheese sauce into cooked pasta-vegetable mixture. Cook and gently stir until heated through. Spoon into individual serving bowls. Top with chicken. Makes 4 servings.

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