This is an unexpectedly charming recipe that is going to seduce even the most suspicious ones sitting at your table.

The chicken meets the olive over some cheese-stuffed tortellini in what appears to be a blind date, but turns out to be the rendez-vous of the season…

Laziness Factor: 2

[where 0 is falling asleep 4 is falling upwards]


Ingredients for 4-5 servings:

– 500g cheese tortellini

– 250g chicken thighs

– 50g cashews

– 8-10 black olives, pitted

– 200g concentrated tomato sauce

– 1 red onion, finely chopped

– oregano, salt and pepper



The only reason for the higher “laziness factor” given to this recipe is the fact that, first of all, you will have to boil some chicken -parts of your own choice, I used thighs here.


When the chicken is ready, cut it into edible pieces and leave it aside.



Then, put the onion in some olive oil over high heat.




When the onion starts turning clear, add the chicken.





Cut the cashews into smaller pieces with a knife. Do not grind them.



Add the cashew nuts to the pan and toss some oregano, too. Lower the heat.



This is the moment when your salted water must have started to boil and you throw the tortellini in. Cook them one minute less than indicated on the package.



If you haven’t already pitted the olives, now is the time to do it.



Put the tomato sauce in, add salt and pepper to your preference and throw the olives in.



When the tortellini is ready, drain and add to the pan. Remove for the heat in half a minute.



You’ll be congratulated on this! Bon appetit.



Here is a video version of this recipe:

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