Cook bacon until crisp. Set aside. Drain grease but don't clean pan.
Chop 2 chicken breasts. Add to pan with ½ tsp salt and 1 tsp garlic powder. Cook until done. Remove to plate.
Add water to pan and bring to a boil. Add tortellini and cook 3 minutes.
Break rough ends off asparagus and cut into two inch pieces. Add to pot and cook 2 additional minutes. Drain if there is water remaining.
Add half and half, parmesan, remaining salt, and remaining garlic powder. Cook until thick, about 3 minutes.
Stir in chicken and bacon. Serve hot with your favorite vegetable.