Sunday, November 9, 2008

Chicken Stuffed Shells

I'm sure you've realized by now that my hubby and I love pretty much any kind of pasta dish, especially if it includes chicken! And this recipe was no different. Thanks to Annie's Eats for this yummy recipe! (I halved the recipe for the two of us and we still have enough for 2 nights worth. The full recipe is posted below.)

* 1 box uncooked jumbo pasta shells
* 6 cloves garlic
* 2 chicken breasts, cooked and shredded
* 30 oz. part skim ricotta cheese
* 1/3 cup italian bread crumbs
* 1 1/2 tsp. salt
* 1/2 tsp. black pepper
* 1 1/2 tsp. dried parsley
* 6 large basil leaves, torn (I used dried)
* 1/3 cup half and half
* ~28 oz. spaghetti sauce (I used Ragu Roasted Garlic)
* 1/4 cup parmesan cheese


1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
2. Cook pasta shells according to package directions and drain. Lay shells out on cutting board/cookie sheet to prevent from sticking together.
3. Add ingredients garlic through half and half to food processor and process until just combined. (I just mixed by hand.)
4. Spoon enough spaghetti sauce into 9x13 pan to cover bottom.
5. Fill the cooked shells with ricotta mixture and place open side up in pan.
6. Spoon as much of the remaining spaghetti sauce over shells as you'd like.
7. Cover with foil and bake for 15-20 minutes. Remove foil and bake for another 5 minutes.
8. Sprinkle with parmesan cheese and serve.

This was DELICIOUS!!!! My hubby said he wouldn't change a thing about this recipe, and I agree. Yum!


♥Domestic Diva♥ said...

OMG these look amazing!!!

Mary Beth said...

I need to make this---looks and sounds so yummy!