Grilled Chicken Broccoli Tortellini
Grilled chicken, broccoli & tortellini in a creamy garlic cheese sauce makes this Grilled Chicken Broccoli Tortellini a delicious easy family dinner idea. So good & oh so simple!
- 1 lb boneless skinless chicken tenders
- 1 bag refrigerated spinach tortellini
- 1 tbsp minced garlic
- 2 cups half & half
- 1 tbsp all-purpose flour
- ½ cup shredded cheddar cheese
- ½ cup shredded parmesan cheese
- 1½ cups broccoli florets
- salt & pepper to taste
- added parmesan cheese for garnish
Preheat the grill to 375 degrees.
Grill the chicken until fully cooked throughout and juices run clear. These tenders are small, so they should only need a few minutes per side.
Cut the chicken into slices and add to drained pasta once it is cooked.
Cook the pasta over med-high heat according to the package directions - add olive oil to the water when cooking the pasta.
Remove from the heat and drain.
Add the pasta back to the pot.
While the pasta is cooking - make your sauce by whisking together the half and half in a medium saucepan with the flour until flour is dissolved.
Cook over med-high heat until mixture is bubbling and thick (approx 4 min).
Slowly whisk in the garlic, cheeses, salt and pepper - continuing to stir.
Cook on low for 3-5 minutes - remove from heat.
Bring a small pot of water to a boil over med-high heat.
Once boiling, add the broccoli and blanch for 2-3 minutes or until fork-tender.
Remove and add to the chicken and noodles.