Prep Time:  15 mins
Cook Time:  45 mins
Total Time:  60 mins
Servings:  6
Cast iron skillet with cheesy chicken tortellini

Whip up an easy weeknight meal that tastes as luxurious as the longest of weekends. Christie Vanover of Girls Can Grill created this delicious recipe using leftover smoked chicken mixed with fresh pasta and pre-made sauces. Everything is then combined with fresh veggies and a generous blend of cheese to create a full meal in a skillet that smokes up in just 45 minutes.


  • 2 cups shredded chicken
  • 20 oz fresh tortellini (family size)
  • 2 cups fresh spinach
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes
  • 15 oz alfredo sauce
  • 7 oz pesto sauce
  • 2 cups mozzarella cheese
  • ½ cup parmesan cheese

Items You'll Need


  1. Heat your smoker to 275°F degrees with an indirect heat zone.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine the chicken, fresh tortellini, spinach, tomatoes, alfredo sauce, pesto sauce and 1 cup mozzarella cheese.
  3. Bowl with shredded chicken, tortellini, cherry tomatoes and spinach
  4. Pour into a large cast iron skillet or casserole dish and spread out evenly.
  5. Top with 1 cup mozzarella cheese and ½ cup parmesan cheese.
  6. Place the skillet on the grill and cook for 45 minutes or until the edges are nice and bubbly and the internal temperature of the pasta is 160°F.
  7. Blue bowl with a serving of hot chicken tortellini