Chicken and Greens with Tortellini

Chicken and Greens with Tortellini Recipe (640x477)

Yesterday I had a craving for greens cooked in bacon drippings. I blame the craving on listening to country music while gardening.

I had planned to serve a Strawberry Spinach Salad and Tortellini with Alfredo Sauce, but I couldn’t get over my craving for greens. So I decided to try combining the spinach and tortellini to create a new main course. Although no bacon drippings were involved in the preparation of this dish it was surprisingly delicious.


2 tablespoons olive oil
1/2 medium onion, coarsely chopped
4 garlic cloves, minced
1 1/2 cups chicken broth
2 cups frozen tortellini (GF tortellini is available at health food stores)
1 cup cooked chicken, diced
1 lb. greens (spinach, Swiss chard, kale, beet or collard greens)


Heat oil in a large skillet. Add onion and garlic and sauté until onion is translucent.

Add broth and bring to a boil. Add tortellini and simmer for 3 minutes. Stir in Chicken.

Add greens and slowly work under the chicken and tortellini. Cook until all of the greens are wilted.

Chicken and Greens with Tortellini One dish (640x477)

I still have Chris Young’s Voices stuck in my head which is a bit unnerving. :)

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About Alea Milham

Alea Milham is the owner and editor of Premeditated Leftovers. She shares her tips for saving money and time while reducing waste in her home. Her favorite hobby, gardening, is a frugal source of organic produce for her recipes. She believes it is possible to live fully and eat well while spending less.


  1. sounds yummy. and i can smell bacon in my imagination.

  2. This looks and sounds delicious! I'm definitely going to try this (once we get some greens growing in the garden – it's still almost too cold to plant anything here).

  3. Oh man, I am loving this recipe!! I have to try this one for sure!

  4. Our Italian Kitchen says:

    That looks super yummy!

  5. Cara @ The Boys Made Me Do It says:

    I love this recipe! Looks great!

  6. Shu Han says:

    cool, i may just try that with my next batch of sourdough tortellini! that looks so light and yummy!

  7. Miz Helen says:

    We just love a dish like this and your Chicken and Greens looks delicious. Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and hope to see you next week!

  8. can this be done in a crock pot?

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