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15-Minute Creamy Chicken Tortellini Recipe

  • Author: Alexandrea Harrelson


  • 1 Package of 1lb Frozen Tortellini (Note 1)
  • 1 Package of Alloutte or Boursin Cheese

  • 1.5 Cups of heavy cream plus Extra if needed 

  • 1 lb boneless skinless chicken breast, cut into 1 inch cubes

  • ½ a Jar of Sundried Tomatoes (Note 2)

  • 1 bag of frozen chopped spinach

  • ¼ cup grated parmesan cheese (Note 3)

  • Lemon for zesting

  • Salt and pepper to taste

  • Olive oil for searing


  1. Season chicken with salt and pepper

  2. Place into the pan and allow to brown for 3-4 minutes. You do not want it to brown completely, just a little color is all we are looking for. Do not worry about cooking it all the way through. It will finish cooking in the sauce.

  3. Turn heat down to medium and add in your Alloutte or Boursin Cheese. Using a wooden spoon or spatula mix the cheese in until melted. 

  4. Add in your heavy cream and bring up to a simmer. This should take about 45-60 seconds.

  5. Add in the sundried tomatoes and the tortellini. 

  6. Cover with a lid and let it simmer undisturbed for 4-5 minutes. Add in more heavy cream ½ a cup at a time if more liquid is necessary. 

  7. Check the tortellini and make sure it is fully cooked. 

  8. Add in chopped spinach and mix to combine. Close lid and allow to cook for 1 minute. Remove heat and mix in parmesan cheese immediately. 

  9. Garnish with lemon zest and more black pepper

  10. Serve with a crusty bread to mop up all the sauce! 


  1. Feel free to use tortellini stuffed with ANYTHING you like! I prefer keeping it simple and using just plain cheese 🙂 Additionally you can use gnocchi for this! 
  2. If you can, get the already cut up sundried tomatoes, it just makes it so much easier! 
  3. DO NOT buy the shelf stable parmesan cheese! It just is not the same. Use the grated cheese from the cheese department. Or just buy a wedge of cheese and grate it yourself! 
  4. You can turn this into a soup but simply adding chicken broth and finishing up with more heavy cream!