Pesto Chicken Tortellini

An enticing, fun summer dish, this Pesto Chicken Tortellini recipe makes your mouth water and is simple to make. 

An enticing, fun summer dish, this Pesto Chicken Tortellini recipe makes your mouth water and is simple to make.  Better yet, you can add homemade freshness to this recipe by making the pesto by hand with AeroGarden-grown basil and with cherry tomatoes picked right from your AeroGarden! Buon appetito!

Ingredients

-- 2 tablespoons olive oil

-- 1 lb boneless chicken, sliced into strips

-- Salt and pepper

-- 1/2 cup sun-dried tomatoes drained of oil, chopped (save the oil)

-- 1/2 lb asparagus, ends trimmed, cut in half

-- 1/4 cup basil pesto (can always add more for flavor)

-- 1 cup AeroGarden grown cherry tomatoes

-- 1 cup tortellini

Instructions

  1. In a large skillet heat 2 tablespoons olive oil from sun dried tomato jar on medium heat.
  2. Add sliced chicken and 1/4 cup of the sun-dried tomatoes and cook 7-10 minutes, until the chicken is completely cooked through.
  3. Remove the chicken and the sun-dried tomatoes from the skillet, leaving the oil in and add in the asparagus and the remaining sun-dried tomatoes. Cook for 5-7 minutes until the asparagus is tender. 
  4. Meanwhile cook the tortellini according to the package instructions and drain.

    Add the chicken back to the skillet with the basil pesto. Stir to coat and cook on low heat until the chicken is reheated, 1 or 2 minutes. Toss in the cooked tortellini and halved cherry tomatoes and stir to combine. Add more pesto if desired.
  5. Plate the tortellini, top with the asparagus, and enjoy! 

 

You can grow some ingredients in this recipe from these Seed Pod Kits:

-- Pesto Basil Seed Pod Kit

-- International Basil Seed Pod Kit

-- Gourmet Herbs Seed Pod Kit

-- Italian Herbs Seed Pod Kit

-- Golden Harvest Cherry Tomato Seed Pod Kit

-- Red Heirloom Cherry Tomato Seed Pod Kit

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