One-Pot Chicken, Bacon, Asparagus Tortellini

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 8 servings


  • ½ lb bacon
  • 2 chicken breasts
  • 1 ½ tsp garlic, divided
  • ¾ tsp salt, divided
  • 3 cups water
  • 20 oz tortellini
  • 2 lbs asparagus
  • 2 cups half and half
  • cup parmesan


  1. Cook bacon until crisp. Set aside. Drain grease but don't clean pan. 

  2. Chop 2 chicken breasts. Add to pan with ½ tsp salt and 1 tsp garlic powder. Cook until done. Remove to plate. 

  3. Add water to pan and bring to a boil. Add tortellini and cook 3 minutes. 

  4. 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. 

  5. Add half and half, parmesan, remaining salt, and remaining garlic powder. Cook until thick, about 3 minutes. 

  6. Stir in chicken and bacon. Serve hot with your favorite vegetable.