Learn how to make Homemade Chicken Tortellini from scratch! Tips and suggestions will help you to make the perfect pasta dough. Fill with chicken, ricotta or spinach! Use for Tortellini Chicken soup or serve with Alfredo sauce!
What is Chicken Tortellini?
Tortellini are Italian ring-shaped dumplings from Bologna. You can come across them in Romagna and Rimini as well, but they are called cappelletti in these regions. The method of making this stuffed pasta is pretty much similar across Italy.
How to Make Tortellini Dough?
It is a very easy 3 ingredients dough. I used the recipe for Homemade Pasta Dough with a small adjustment. I added ½ tbsp. of milk. it makes dough soft and moist, exactly what we need for stuffed pasta.
Which Flour should I use for Tortellini Pasta Dough?
Bolognese-style flour known as “00” is typically used for any egg pasta. It is a mix of hard & soft wheat flours. It gives that fresh pasta chewiness. If you can’t find “00”, substitute all-purpose flour for “00”, tortellini will be just fine. I found that unbleached all-purpose flour is the best. Tortellini pasta comes out fragrant and has gorgeous texture.
I saw lot of recipes calling for semolina flour (the strongest of all wheat flours). Frankly speaking, I tried it a few times and I should say that it is quite difficult to work with grainy semolina flour and to get smooth & silky texture without pasta machine. Go with unbleached all-purpose flour!
Ratio for Tortellini Pasta Dough
You will need 1 cup of unbleached all-purpose flour+ 2 large eggs+½ tbsp. of milk. You may need to add little more flour, depends on the type of flour you use.
HOW TO MAKE CHICKEN TORTELLINI
I recommend to work with 1 piece of dough at a time. Cover other pieces with plastic wrap.
- Take a piece of dough.
- Roll to make a strip.
- Cut into 1 ½ inch/4 cm wide rectangles or circles.
- Place about ¼ tsps. of ground chicken in the center of each circle/rectangle. I love to use a piping bag for this job.
- Fold the circle / square diagonally in half to form a half-moon/ triangle. Press the edges to seal, then bring together the corners, forming a ring. Lap one corner over the other, pressing firmly to seal. Transfer onto a clean, dry kitchen towel or floured board.
- Repeat the same with the remaining dough.
Make sure that tortellini don't touch each other, otherwise they will stick and tear when you try to separate them. You can cook them immediately or put in the freezer. Once frozen, you can transfer them to a zip log bag. You can store them in the freezer up to 3-4 months.
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- Chicken Keema Recipe
- Russian cutlets
- Ground chicken meatballs
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