It was fridge and pantry clean-out time again. I just get tired of seeing the same cans, bottles and jars all the time and I have this urge to just use up that partial amount that is taking up space. Earlier this year I found a delicious way to do just that.
Pesto Chicken Tortellini
This was so good that I will actually buy the ingredients in the future to make it again!
1 large can of cooked white meat chicken (drained and broken up with a fork)
1/2 cup artichoke hearts
1 package fresh tortellini (I had this left over from a warehouse club two-pack)
1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese
2 T capers, drained
2 T garlic flavored olive oil ( or regular olive oil that you saute 1 tsp of minced garlic in)
1/3 cup chopped pecans
1/2 cup fresh basil, chopped (or 3 T dried)
Cook the tortellini according to directions. Drain.
Add the pasta, capers, basil, artichoke hearts. Heat, stirring thoroughly.
Remove from heat and add the crumbled feta.