PESTO CHICKEN TORTELLINI AND VEGGIES

Pesto Chicken Tortellini ánd Veggies – heálthy, eásy Mediterráneán-style dinner. Sliced boneless, skinless chicken thighs áre cooked with sun-dried tomátoes in olive oil ánd then combined with áspárágus, cherry tomátoes, tortellini, ánd básil pesto!

Pesto Chicken Tortellini ánd Veggies – heálthy, eásy Mediterráneán-style dinner. Sliced boneless, skinless chicken thighs áre cooked with sun-dried tomátoes in olive oil ánd then combined with áspárágus, cherry tomátoes, tortellini, ánd básil pesto!


Ingredients
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 lb chicken thighs boneless and skinless, sliced into strips
  • salt
  • 1/2 cup sun-dried tomatoes drained of oil, chopped
  • 1 lb asparagus ends trimmed, cut in half
  • 1/4 cup basil pesto or use more
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes yellow and red, halved
  • 1 cup tortellini uncooked

Instructions
  1. In a large skillet heat 2 tablespoons olive oil on medium heat.  
  2. Add sliced chicken thighs (seasoned with salt), 1/4 cup of chopped sun-dried tomatoes and cook everything on medium heat for 5-10 minutes, turning chicken slices over a couple of times, until the chicken is completely cooked through.
  3. Remove the chicken and the sun-dried from the skillet, leaving the oil in.
  4. Add asparagus (ends trimmed), seasoned generously with salt, and 1/4 cup of sun-dried tomatoes to the same skillet.  
  5. Cook on medium heat for 5-10 minutes until the asparagus is cooked through. Remove the asparagus to a serving plate.
  6. Cook tortellini according to the package instructions, drain.
  7. Add cooked chicken back to the skillet.   Add basil pesto.  Stir to coat and cook on low-medium heat until the chicken is reheated, 1 or 2 minutes. Remove from heat. 
  8. Add cooked tortellini and halved cherry tomatoes to the skillet with the chicken.  Stir to combine.  Add more pesto if desired.
  9. Season with more salt if needed.  
  10. Add chicken, cherry tomatoes and tortellini to the serving plate with asparagus.