Lemon Chicken Tortellini

Lemon Chicken Tortellini is a delicious way to use leftover chicken. Plus buying frozen pasta time-saving and worth considering, even on a tight budget. Even with the convenience, the cost is reasonable. I like to keep leftover chicken in the freezer to make this chicken recipe. Lemon Chicken Tortellini is simply a delicious recipe for chicken that everyone will love.

Though the list of ingredients looks long, preparation and cook time is under 1 hour. You will find that this chicken recipe is one that is easy and will want to make using your leftover chicken.

To get started, you will need:

  • 1 - 19 oz. pkg. frozen cheese tortellini
  • 1 lb. boneless, skinless chicken breasts cut into 1" pieces
  • 2 tbsp. butter
  • 1/2 small sweet red pepper, julienned
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 3 c. reduced-sodium chicken broth, divided (I use sodium free bouillon)
  • 1/3 c. all purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. pepper
  • 2 tsp. grated lemon peel
  • 1/2 tsp. hot pepper sauce
  • 1 - 6 oz. fresh baby spinach
  • 6 tbsp. shredded Parmesan cheese

Cook tortellini according to package. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, saute chicken in butter until long longer pink (unless you are using leftover chicken). Remove and keep warm. In same pan, cook red pepper until crisp-tender. Add garlic; cook 1 minute more. Add 2 cups broth and bring to a boil.

Combine flour, salt, pepper and remaining broth until smooth; gradually stir into the pan. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Stir in chicken, lemon peel and pepper sauce. Add spinach, cook just until wilted. Drain pasta; toss with sauce, sprinkle with cheese and serve.

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