Marry Me Chicken Tortellini



Marry Me chicken tortellini

We all know and love Marry Me Chicken, (if you don’t, you’re missing out!) and now you can get that same delicious flavor but with tortellini! I love finding ways to take meals that my family already loves and making new and exciting meals with them! My kids love this recipe too which is always a win in my eyes. This is an easy recipe that you can make for yourself and your family in about 30 minutes or less.

To make this Marry Me Chicken Tortellini, start by slicing up 2 large chicken breasts into cubes. Then, mix together ½ cup of flour, ½ teaspoon each of salt, pepper, paprika, and garlic powder into a bowl or your Better Breader Bowl if you have one! I use mine all the time, I have it linked below if you want to grab one! Next, coat your chicken breasts in this flour mixture and shake off any excess flour. Then, heat 2 tablespoons of olive oil and 2 tablespoons of butter in a skillet on medium heat and place the chicken into the skillet. Cook the chicken for about 4-5 minutes on each side until they are golden brown and reach an internal temperature of at least 165º. Once the chicken is cooked through, take it out of the skillet and set it aside on a plate.Into the same skillet, add 2 tablespoons of minced garlic, ⅓ cup of chopped sun dried tomatoes, and 1 cup of chicken broth. Then, lower the heat and add 1 cup of heavy cream and 1 cup of parmesan cheese to the skillet. Stir frequently and then add in 1 teaspoon of crushed red pepper flakes, and ½ teaspoon each of oregano and thyme. Stir everything together well and let simmer. Add in one 19 oz bag of frozen tortellini to the skillet and cover and let cook for a few minutes. Once the tortellini is nice and tender, add the chicken back into the skillet and stir until everything is coated in the delicious, creamy sauce. 

Once you’re ready to serve this Marry Me Chicken and Tortellini , dish out a big and heaping serving onto a plate or in a bowl! This meal goes perfectly with a big salad, roasted veggies and even some yummy garlic bread. If you’re like me and can’t get enough of Marry Me Chicken, add this tortellini version to your weekly meal rotation! Everyone will love this one! 

Helpful Tips and Frequently Asked Questions

  • To make breading chicken a breeze, use the Better Breader Bowl that I have linked below from Amazon.

  • Use freshly minced or jarred minced garlic.

  • Make sure chicken reaches an internal temperature of at least 165º.

  • Use unsalted butter and unsalted chicken broth to lower the sodium content if desired.

  • Add in cooked crumbled bacon to this meal for added flavor if desired.

  • If you would like to add more spice to this dish, add in extra red pepper flakes.

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Cheesy Marry Me Chicken Tortellini

Marry Me Chicken has been a favorite at my house for as long as I can remember. This is a tortellini version that never disappoints and it is quick and easy to make!
Course: Dinner
Keyword: Marry Me Chicken, Tortellini, skillet meal


  • 2 large chicken breasts sliced into cubes
  • 1/2 cup of flour
  • 1/2 tsp each of salt pepper, paprika, garlic powder
  • 2 TBSP olive oil
  • 2 TBSP butter
  • 2 TBSP of minced garlic
  • 1 cup of chicken broth
  • 1 cup of heavy cream
  • 1 cup of Parmesan cheese
  • 1 tsp of red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 tsp each of oregano and thyme
  • 1/3 cup of chopped sun dried tomatoes
  • 1 19 oz bag of frozen tortellini


  • mix together flour, salt, pepper, garlic, and paprika
  • dredge chicken breasts into the flour/seasoning mixture(salt,pepper,paprika,garlic powder)
  • in a skillet heat olive oil and butter on medium heat
  • cook chicken for 4-5 minutes on each side until golden brown and reaches 165 degrees
  • take the chicken out of the skillet and put it aside
  • add garlic, sun-dried tomatoes, and chicken broth to the skillet
  • lower heat and add heavy cream and Parmesan cheese
  • add the red pepper flakes, oregano, and thyme
  • stir together well and let simmer
  • add one bag of frozen tortellini, cover, and let cook for a few minutes
  • once the tortellini is tender add the chicken back to the skillet and serve
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  1. 5 stars
    My boyfriend and I are always making different recipes from this website and by far this is the best one. These recipes always make leftovers!! We always have at least 2 dinners left after we eat and the food is always just as good as when it was first made.

  2. 5 stars
    This was absolutely delicious. I made it for a family gathering and everyone loved it. I will definitely keep this In my meal rotation.

    1. I used the same and I used a 19 oz package. I poured it right in. I probably should have boiled first but it was fine

  3. 5 stars
    Absolutely LOVE this recipe. I probably make this 2-3 times each month. So easy, and huge payoff in terms of taste. I totally cheat and use the refrigerated pasta (usually the spinach & cheese). Sometimes I’ll toast pinenuts and garnish with them for a little bit of added texture.

  4. I made this one night and my family LOVED it. My daughter is normally a grazer and doesn’t eat much at dinner but she had 2 helpings. Thanks for sharing!!

    p.s. I bought the better breader and IT IS A GAME CHANGER!!!!

  5. 5 stars
    I tried this recipe last night, it was super easy the only thing I changed was the sun dried tomatoes I swapped for half a can of Rotel it was SO GOOD! Sending the recipe to my MIL NOW!! She’ll love it!

  6. If you had to use dry tortellini, how would you change the recipe? I have a hard time finding frozen tortellini around here.

    1. 5 stars
      i use whatever i have on hand. it wont change the seasoning or anything like that, use what you got dear! since frozen tortellini doesnt have sauce. cook it as directed and add it to the chicken and sauce.

  7. Luke your recipes are so delicious and are for real families! I have made at least 10 and they are hits. Thank you!

  8. 5 stars
    My husband and I made this as directed; although we could only get 5 oz of parmesan, it was still fantastic! It was a nice recipe to try together while the kids are away for the weekend with grandparents. We had a nice side salad with it but for the 2 of us it was definitely filling enough to not need a side.

  9. 5 stars
    Tried this for the first time tonight and we loved it! I will definitely be adding to my regular recipe list!

  10. 5 stars
    Oh my! I LOVE recipes that require only one pan! This recipe was easy to follow and absolutely DELICIOUS!!! This will DEFINITELY be part of my ‘regulars’!!

  11. 5 stars
    This dish is very good! The only thing I would do differently next time is only do 1 tbs of garlic. But that’s just my preference. Thanks for the recipe!

  12. So I can’t give this a fair rating because I screwed up and didn’t get the frozen tortellini, I got regular tortellini and let the sauce cook it. My family messed with me and said I “cooked the Sahara Desert!” LOL. But the flavor was really good, I may try it again and either get the tortellini frozen or just cook it before putting it in the sauce.

  13. My son saw this on Tiktok and asked me to make it. We LOVE it, no left overs here and we have made it several times since the first time. It will be in our dinner choices list for years to come.

  14. 5 stars
    One of my all time favorite recipes to book, cab brb done I one pan, and is always a hit with me and my friends!!

  15. 3 stars
    This recipe had a good flavor and my family enjoyed it. I had to double the sauce because what it called for in the original recipe wasn’t enough. If I make it again, I would cook my tortellini separately and add it to the chicken and sauce. I don’t feel my pasta was cooked enough and the cheese in my sauce burned to the pan a bit because I was trying to cook the tortellini fully. Overall, the family liked the recipe and I will be making it again.

  16. 5 stars
    Wow – this was a huge hit with my 2 young kids and husband. So easy to make and absolutely DELICIOUS. From Kansas City – thanks for sharing!

  17. 5 stars
    SO SO good!! Made this for dinner last night and everyone loved it. Love a delicious, relatively simple, one pan meal!

  18. 4 stars
    As is this recipe is probably very spicy. I cut back the red pepper to 1/2 tsp and it still had a lot of spice. I will cut back even more next time I make this. It’s was very tasty whole family loved it.

  19. 5 stars
    This was one of the first recipes we tried after we got your cookbook. It’s as amazing now as it was then! Tonight we mixed things up a bit and added cut up shrimp. It opened up a whole new world of yum!

  20. 5 stars
    This recipe was fantastic! I felt my pasta was a little more al dante than I would normally have it, but it didn’t take away from how enjoyable this meal was. Even the super simple eater bf enjoyed it.

  21. I don’t often comment on recipes, but this one is just A+, sinfully fantastic. We make it at least once a month at my house. Thanks very much for sharing!

  22. 4 stars
    Delicious but SPICY! My kids couldn’t eat it. I recommend using 1/4 tsp of red pepper flakes to start and adding more to taste.

  23. 5 stars
    Literally the best chicken and pasta recipe. The flavors are on point, the sauce is perfect. I actually don’t like sundried tomatoes so I use roasted red peppers. I make it for everyone, but especially for myself. Such a winner. Seriously if you haven’t tried this recipe yet, do it! Perfect for date night or entertaining guests type dinner too.

  24. 5 stars
    This is amazing I added 3 tbsp of ranch seasoning to the flour mixture and 4oz of cream cheese to the heavy whipping cream and Parmesan and it has to be one of my top favorites so far and if you can make your heavy whipping cream instead of store bought like I do I recommend it highly

  25. 5 stars
    O.M.G! Marry me chicken itself is amazing but with tortellini? Ugh, to die for! I absolutely love this recipe it came out soo delicious, I didn’t have thyme but it tasted delicious anyhow. I made mine with breaded chicken breast instead, so good!

  26. 5 stars
    This recipe was a hit with the whole family! We used refrigerated 3-cheese tortellini from Costco and boiled it a little bit beforehand.

  27. So good but too spicy for us. We have lots leftovers and I’m wondering how I can minimize the spicy with the leftovers. I’m guessing no but I figured I’d ask! Next time I’ll cut way back. Over all I loved the dish!

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