The Best Buffalo Chicken Tortellini (One-Pot)

The Best Buffalo Chicken Tortellini (One-Pot)

Enjoy this easy cheesy one pot buffalo chicken tortellini with chunks of tender chicken tossed in a creamy, buffalo Alfredo sauce.

Close up of chicken tortellini
Serve up this favorite weeknight dinner in under 20 minutes!
I always have a bottle of Frank’s buffalo wing sauce in the fridge.
We love it spicy!
Close up of tortellini in white bowl
So why not liven up a plain bowl of pasta with spice and tang.
This buffalo chicken cheesy tortellini is a simple recipe that uses a basic Alfredo sauce with the addition of wing sauce.
I prefer to make my own Alfredo sauce over purchasing  jarred sauce because I can control how much butter and cream goes into my recipe.
One pot is all that’s necessary to make the sauce and cook the pasta.

How to make buffalo chicken tortellini

First, cook the tortellini according to the package directions. Drain the pasta and set it aside.
Next, make the buffalo Alfredo sauce using the same pot in which you cooked the tortellini.
Finally, return the cooked tortellini and chicken to the pot and toss to coat the pasta with the hot Alfredo sauce.
Overhead view of pot with sauce, plate of chopped chicken and uncooked tortellini

Should I mix tortellini with the buffalo sauce?

The cooked cheese tortellini should be tossed with the sauce once it’s hot and ready.
Adding a spoonful or two of the reserved pasta water is optional but will help thicken the sauce.
If you like your Alfredo extra spicy, add another tablespoon of buffalo sauce.
Dinner is served.
My husband loved this dish!
Overhead view of chicken tortellini near bottle of wing sauce

Ingredients for this family favorite:

  • Tortellini. I prefer to use refrigerated tortellini pasta rather than frozen. The pasta is fresh and the cook time is quick.
  • Chicken. If you don’t have time to cook the chicken head of time, grab a rotisserie chicken at the grocery store.
  • Buffalo sauce. We love Franks. Or make your own.
  • Parmesan. Fresh grated Parmesan cheese can usually be found in the deli or dairy department.
  • Cream. You will need half a cup of heavy or whipping cream.
  • Butter. Stick with butter instead of margarine for this recipe.
Front view of pasta in a white bowl on blue and white napkin
Serve this cheesy buffalo chicken tortellini with a side salad or roasted vegetables


Overhead view of chicken tortellini near bottle of wing sauce

One Pot Buffalo Chicken Tortellini

Ali Randall
Enjoy cheesy tortellini with chunks of tender chicken tossed in a creamy, buffalo Alfredo sauce.
5 from 5 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 4


  • 1 pack 20-ounce cheese tortellini
  • 2 tablespoons buffalo wing sauce
  • 3 cups cooked chicken, chopped chopped
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 4 tablespoons butter


  • Cook the tortellini in a medium pot according to the package directions. Drain the pasta.
  • Add the cream, Parmesan cheese and butter to the pot and mix well until the butter has melted and the sauce has thickened slightly. Stir in the buffalo sauce and cooked chicken.
  • Return the pasta to the pot and toss until well coated. Simmer for 2–3 minutes before serving. Garnish with a sprinkle of Parmesan cheese.
Keyword Buffalo Chicken Tortellini
Buffalo Chicken Tortellini | Enjoy cheesy tortellini with tender chicken in a spicy buffalo Alfredo sauce in this easy one pot dinner.

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