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Chicken, Mushrooms and Artichoke Hearts with Cheese Tortellini in a Light Lemon Butter Sauce


Is that the longest recipe title you’ve ever seen?  I saw this recipe originally at Lauren’s Kitchen, where she condensed the title to “Chicken with Artichokes & Other Stuff.” She found it at Delicious Meliscious where it’s titled “Chicken, Mushrooms and Artichoke Hearts with Cheese Tortellini.”  I was cracking up at the variations of the titles, once I finally found the original recipe on For the Love of Cooking.

I’m so glad I gave this recipe a try, because it was one of the best dinners we’ve had in a while.  Ben and I both loved how chock-full of flavor this dish was!  The lemon butter sauce really brought this dish a notch up from other cheese tortellini meals.  We were so excited to eat leftovers the next day.

It’s definitely worth it to go get all these ingredients and make this pasta dish.  You won’t regret it.  However, you may regret having to try to tell your guests what the title of this dish is…if you decide to go with the long one.  🙂

Chicken, Mushrooms and Artichoke Hearts with Cheese Tortellini in a Light Lemon Butter Sauce
(For the Love of Cooking)

Printable Recipe

Marinade Ingredients:

2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
1 tbsp olive oil
1 clove of garlic, minced
3-4 leaves of basil, chopped
Zest of one lemon, chopped finely
Sea salt and fresh cracked pepper to taste
1 tbsp olive oil (for cooking)

Place the chicken breasts between two pieces of plastic wrap and pound them, with a mallet, until they are 1/4 inch thick. Place chicken into a large zip lock bag and add the olive oil, minced garlic, chopped basil, lemon zest, sea salt and pepper. Mix so the chicken is evenly coated with marinade. Let it marinate for at least 1 hour.

Heat the 1 tablespoon of olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Once hot, add chicken breasts and cook for 4 minutes then flip. Cook for an additional 3-4 minutes or until juices run clear. Remove from heat and let sit for at least 5 minutes before slicing into bite size chunks.

Other Ingredients:

8 oz of button mushrooms, sliced
1 cup of frozen artichoke hearts, thawed
1 handful of grape tomatoes
1 clove of garlic, minced
3 tbsp Parmesan cheese
Cheese tortellini, prepared per instructions
Juice of 1-2 lemons (to taste)
1-2 tbsp butter
5-6 basil leaves, chopped
Sea salt and fresh cracked pepper to taste

Cook the tortellini per instructions. While the pasta is cooking, add mushrooms to the hot skillet you cooked the chicken in. Add more oil if needed (I didn’t need to). Sauté for 3-4 minutes or until golden brown. Add the artichoke hearts, tomatoes and minced garlic to the pan then stir frequently for 60 seconds. Add the tortellini, chicken chunks, lemon juice, butter, Parmesan, basil, sea salt and fresh cracked pepper to taste. Enjoy.


5 Responses

  1. This looks delicious! I love using tortellini in recipes that bring out other flavors. Yum!

  2. This sounds so good! It’s on my list to make!

  3. That looks like my kind of recipe (minus the chicken). I wish I could find frozen artichokes in my market.

  4. What a delicious recipe! Pasta, mushrooms and chicken… right up my alley!
    – Brittany

  5. I love this! Thanks so much! I cooked this about a month ago and we all loved it! Im about to cook it again to tonight 🙂

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