Chicken Broccoli and Tortellini ~ the One-dish Way
“I do not like broccoli. So --- no more broccoli!"
That’s probably something most kids have always wanted to yell from the rooftops.
Credit: Lee Lorenz-New Yorker
Trivia time ~~~ Who said:
“I do not like broccoli. And, I haven’t liked it since I was a little kid and my mother made me eat it. And I’m -------- of the ------ ------, and I’m not going to eat any more broccoli.”
He wanted to never, ever see a sprig of broccoli on his plate if he was on the plane, in his house, or anywhere else in the land! Therefore, he proclaimed a “broccoli ban.”
I bet if his mom had made this tasty one-dish entrée, he would’ve been a broccoli lover!
This is a hearty stove-top dish filled with lots of good flavors. The broccoli and tomatoes make the dish colorful, and nutritious also. Combine them with chicken, tortellini and seasonings, and you’ll have a good meal, that only needs a salad alongside it.
It’s a comforting dish that takes little time to prepare ~ something we cooks appreciate about any night!
Chicken with Broccoli and Tortellini
1 pound fresh cheese tortellini
1 pound boneless, skinless chicken, cut into bite-size pieces
3 tablespoons olive oil
3 cloves garlic, minced
3 cups broccoli florets
1 (14-ounce) can diced tomatoes
½ - ¾ cup chicken broth
½ teaspoon seasoned pepper
½ teaspoon dried oregano
¼ teaspoon dried basil
1/3 cup Parmesan cheese, grated
Cook tortellini according to package directions; drain, set aside, and cover to keep warm.
Heat oil in a skillet, add chicken and garlic, sauté until chicken is nearly cooked through.
Add broccoli and cook until crisp-tender.
Add all of remaining ingredients and cook for 2-3 minutes until heated through, adding more chicken broth if needed.
Serve with Parmesan sprinkled over top.
Be sure to visit my friend, Linda’s blog, @My Kind of Cooking for great tips and delicious easy recipes!