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Monday, June 29, 2009

Chicken Tortellini Bake

Is it possible to take a good picture of a casserole? I personally don't think so. Don't let the picture turn you off. This is a good hearty, filling meal that my whole family loved. I recommend using Costco's 7-cheese tortellini.

16 ounce package of cheese tortellini (my advice is to use the fresh)
1 tablespoon oil
2 cups (about 2 chicken breasts), cut up into bite size pieces
3 green onions finely chopped, white and green parts
2 tablespoons flour
8 ounces (1 cup) chicken broth
8 ounces sliced fresh mushrooms
3/4 cup sour cream
8 oz (2 cups) shredded Monterrey jack cheese (to be honest, any combination of cheeses, like cheddar, mozzarella or Monterrey jack would be good)

1. Bring a large pot of water to boil and cook tortellini according to package. Drain and set aside.
2. Heat the oil in a large non-stick skillet over medium heat. Brown the chicken for 1-2 minutes and add the fresh mushrooms and green onions, cooking until chicken is done and mushrooms are golden brown. Sprinkle flour over mixture and stir to combine. Cook for 1-2 minutes. Add chicken broth and stir until thickened. Mix in sour cream until mixture is creamy and slightly thickened.
3. Spray a 9X13 pan with cooking spray. Pour tortellini in bottom of 9X13 pan. Sprinkle half the cheese over tortellini. Put cooked chicken/sauce mixture on top and sprinkle remaining cheese over the top.
4. Bake covered with tin foil at 350 for 30 minutes, uncover and bake for additional 15 minutes until bubbly and golden brown around the edges.