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Chicken Stuffed Shells Recipe


I love stuffed shells… From Italian and taco stuffed shells all the way to chicken stuffed shells. Chicken stuffed shells are a great way to make good use of leftover

chicken. I have seen many different recipes all using different methods but I decided to try this one. I prefer Italian flavors over cream of mushrooms soup and such. Even though I am not a big fan of ricotta cheese a lot of it goes into this recipe. Not only does ricotta go into this recipe but mozzarella and parmesan cheeses go into it as well. I really like the fresh garlic in the stuffing mixture; it adds a great amount of flavor. This recipe is very easy and all of the stuffing ingredients can be mixed in a food processor to save time. Serve with garlic bread. Enjoy.

(Makes 4 servings)

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Chicken Stuffed Shells Recipe


  • Author: Bobby

Ingredients

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  • 1 box jumbo uncooked pasta shells
  • 6 garlic cloves (minced)
  • 2 chicken breasts (cooked and shredded)
  • 1 (30 oz) container ricotta cheese
  • 1/3 cup Italian breadcrumbs
  • 1 ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon pepper
  • 1 ½ teaspoons dried parsley
  • 6 basil leaves (torn)
  • 1/3 cup half and half
  • 28 oz pasta sauce
  • ¼ cup parmesan cheese
  • 1 cup mozzarella cheese

 

 


Instructions

  1. Pre-heat the oven to 375 degrees. Cook pasta shells according to package directions. Rinse with cold water, separate and set aside.
  2. Combine garlic, chicken, ricotta cheese, bread crumbs, half and half, salt, pepper, parsley, and basil and parmesan cheese in a food processor. Process until combined. If you don’t have a food processor, mix well with a spoon.
  3. Pour half of the pasta sauce into the bottom of a large baking dish. Stuff shells 1 by 1 with the chicken/cheese mixture and place in rows into the baking dish on top of the sauce.
  4. Top the shells with shredded mozzarella and pour the over half of the sauce over the top of shells. Bake in the oven at 375 degrees for 20 minutes.
Recipe rating

Rachel

Monday 27th of June 2011

Delicious! Will definitely make again.

Laurie

Wednesday 19th of January 2011

I have made your taco stuffed shells and they are a huge hit! These sound delicious - especially for one who doesnt care for chicken unless its mixed with something! One questions, though.. Why the half and half? What does it do? (trying to save calories wherever I can!) Thanks!

Laurie

Wednesday 19th of January 2011

I have made your taco stuffed shells and they are a huge hit! These sound delicious - especially for one who doesnt care for chicken unless its mixed with something! One questions, though.. Why the half and half? What does it do? Thanks!

Anna

Tuesday 23rd of June 2009

I made these tonight. Wonderful! I forgot to put the parmesan cheese in it and had to substitute the half and half with cream. It was still really good. It was really good. Saving this recipe! Thanks.

Katie

Saturday 11th of April 2009

Carrie-I've made this a few times. It is fantastic with alfredo sauce as well as marinara. I actually came back here to print out the recipe for Easter dinner tomorrow :)