Monday, March 19, 2012

chef #52: grilled chicken & tortellini with roasted red pepper cream

i'm still not sure how i ended up subscribing to betty crocker emails but i'm glad that i did! there are so many great recipes at betty crocker and many are very quick and easy to prepare. this is one such recipe.

GRILLED CHICKEN & TORTELLINI WITH ROASTED RED PEPPER CREAM (serves 4)
9 oz cheese tortellini (frozen or refrigerated), prepared
2 c frozen broccoli florets, prepared
1/3 c roasted red bell peppers (from a jar)
10 oz jar alfredo sauce
6 oz pkg. refrigerated grilled chicken breast strips
2 T diced roasted red bell peppers (from a jar)
2 T butter, melted
1/4 c italian style breadcrumbs
fresh ground pepper

puree 1/3 c peppers in a blender. add alfredo sauce and blend until mixed. combine with tortellini, broccoli, and 2 T diced peppers in a large saucepan. cook and stir over medium heat for 5 minutes. spoon into ungreased shallow baking dish.

combine butter and breadcrumbs. sprinkle over dish. broil 4-5 minutes or until topping is golden brown. serve with fresh ground pepper to taste.


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