Recently, a friend of mine for over 20 years that is a chef cooked my family dinner. He made a chili with ground chicken and pork sausage mixed together with black beans. My family loved it! I didn’t get a chance to try it because my jaw was infected. This amazed me as every time I tried to feed my family any other ground meat besides beef they usually refuse to eat it. Then I decided to make Country Club Chicken Tortellini. They actually ate it too!
Tyson actually sells ground chicken so you don’t have to have a fancy meat grinder for your Kitchen Aid to get ground chicken. It’s also inexpensive which is a definite plus. Here is what you will need to make Country Club Chicken Tortellini.
Dice onion, slice mushrooms, and smash the garlic. Set aside. Sorry, the garlic and tortellini’s didn’t make it into the picture above.
Take five or six strips of bacon and slice it into pieces.
Fry bacon with a bit of olive oil until bacon is cooked. Set bacon aside on a plate and leave bacon grease in the pan. Add ground chicken to bacon grease and fry until chicken is a light golden brown and cooked all the way through. Put on pan of water on to boil for tortellini’s with a pinch of salt and a tablespoon of olive oil.
Drain excess grease and place chicken in a bowl on the side. Add tortellini’s to pot and cook per the directions on the package. In the same pan add in one stick of butter, the onion, the mushrooms, and the garlic. Add a pinch of salt. Saute the vegetables until they become tender and butter is melted. Add 1 cup of heavy whipping cream and cook on medium heat until the cream thickens. You will know when the cream is thick as it will stick to the spatula or spoon and not run off easily. Once it thickens add in the parmesan cheese. About 1 cup to 1 1/2 cups of the cheese. Fold in the cheese and remove from heat. Drain the water from the tortellini’s.
In a large bowl, combine chicken, tortellini’s, and sauce. Fold the sauce in over the chicken and the tortellini’s. Top it off with crumbled bacon and Italian parsley for garnish.
There you have it! Country Club Chicken Tortellini!Print