Lemon Chicken Tortellini

Posted by on February 14, 2011 in Blog, Entrees, Lunch/Dinner | 0 comments

If you love Bertucci’s, then you’ll like this dish.  It’s very similar to a favorite of mine and Mark’s that they no longer serve there.  And it comes together pretty quick too!

Ingredients:

  • 1 pkg. (19 oz.) cheese tortellini
  • 1 Rotisserie Chicken
  • 2 Tbsp. butter
  • 1/2 small sweet red pepper, julienned
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 3 cups chicken broth, divided
  • 1/3 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. pepper
  • 2 tsp. grated lemon peel
  • 1/2 tsp. hot pepper sauce, optional
  • 6 oz. pkg fresh baby spinach
  • 6 Tbsp. shredded Parmesan cheese

Cook tortellini according to package directions.  Meanwhile, in a large skillet melt butter  and cook red pepper until crisp-tender.  Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer.    Add 2 cups broth; bring to boil.  Combine flour, salt, pepper and remaining broth until smooth;  gradually stir into the pan.  Bring to a boil; cook and stir 2 minutes or until thickened.  Remove chicken from bones and stir the meat into the sauce along with the lemon peel and hot sauce.  Add spinach; cook just until wilted.  Drain pasta; toss with sauce.  Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.

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