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Chicken and Cheese Stuffed Jumbo Shells Recipe
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Chicken and Cheese Stuffed Jumbo Shells

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"I came up with this based upon another recipe, but used things I had in the kitchen. It is a great alternative if your family or guests don't eat red meat!"

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Original recipe makes 6 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    30 mins
  • COOK

    45 mins

    1 hr 15 mins


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add pasta and cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until al dente; drain. Separate shells and let stand, so they are not touching, on waxed paper or foil.
  2. In large skillet over medium heat, combine chicken, onion, egg and bread crumbs. Cook until chicken is no longer pink. Season with oregano, basil, salt and pepper. Stir in three-quarters of the shredded mozzarella and cheddar; cook until cheeses melt.
  3. Fill shells with chicken mixture, using a tablespoon, and place in a 9 x 13 baking dish. Cover the shells with the tomato sauce and top with the reserved cheese. Cover with foil and bake 45 minutes, or until lightly browned and bubbly.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jun 19, 2006

Can't give it 5 stars, because I made a lot of changes. But I use most recipes as a base, anyway. Used 2 chicken breasts, simmered in olive oil with crushed garlic and italian seasoning until done. Put the chicken in a blender on 'salsa' to chop it up (much easier than tearing with forks!). Added the oil (which was about 1/8 cup), 1/2 c bread crumbs, 15oz ricotta, 1/2 c mozz, 1/4 c parmesean and mixed together. Used 1/2 box of shells, boiled and stuffed, then refridgerated for the next day. I get home much later than my boyfriend, so it was convenient to just pour jarred alfredo and some mozz, throw it in the oven for 30 mins.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Mar 06, 2003

I liked this recipe but cooking the chicken as the recipe described was messy. Next time I'll cook the chicken first and then throw it in the skillet with bread crumbs, etc. I also used manicotti tubes and pasta sauce instead (what I had on hand) and that worked well.

Mar 19, 2005

I really enjoyed this! I made a few changes as I was using up leftovers. I already had 2 cooked chicken breasts that I cubed, and I left out the onion. (The chicken was already herbed so I didn't use basil or oregano.) I mixed the egg with 8 oz ricotta cheese and maybe 4 oz of parmesan, and added some dried parsley (to make it more like lasagna cheese, which I adore). Then I added about 1/2 cup of bread crumbs. I tossed the chicken and egg/cheese mixture in a skillet and heated it to melt the cheeses, adding in a few handfuls of mozzarella as well. It looked a little dry (especially with the bread crumbs) so I tossed in three tablespoons or so of sour cream. For the tomato sauce I used a 28-oz bottle of spaghetti sauce and added a can of diced tomatoes as well. When I put everything in the pan I first poured in a layer of tomato sauce so that the shells wouldn't stick to the pan. It turned out beautifully, and the stuffing is creamy and delicious. Thank you!

Aug 08, 2003

I made this recipe for 10 people on Mothers Day and everyone liked it. We all thought the variance of chicken in a mostly italian dish was good. The shells were easy to stuff as the stuffing mixture sticks together very easily. The only thing I changed the second time I made it was taking out the cheddar cheese and doubling the mozzarella and using a jarred spaghetti sauce instead of the plain tomato sauce. Very good!!

Sep 11, 2003

Although next time I will use a thicker sauce than tomato, it was easy to make and my family loved it.

Jan 21, 2008

I used this recipe as a base and made some modifications. It turned out very well. I sauted the onion and chicken with garlic in olive oil. when the chicken was about done I added the spices and then shredded the ckicken. I also took one beaten egg, 1/2 cup of cottage cheese (all out of ricotta) and 1/4 cup of parmesan cheese and mixed that with the chicken mixture. Stuffed the shells and topped it with tomato-cream sauce for pasta from this site. Will make again.

Apr 12, 2008

Delicious! Used spaghetti sauce instead of tomato sauce and added 15 oz lite ricotta with the chicken and mozarella. Excluded the cheddar and doubled the mozarella. This one is added to the recipe box!

Nov 09, 2002

WONDERFUL!! Used spaghetti sauce instead of the tomatoe sauce, and added extra mozzerella. No problems with my non-stick frying pan. Definitely worth the work--Loved it!


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  • Calories
  • 705 kcal
  • 35%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 70.2 g
  • 23%
  • Cholesterol
  • 145 mg
  • 48%
  • Fat
  • 25.1 g
  • 39%
  • Fiber
  • 4.9 g
  • 20%
  • Protein
  • 48.6 g
  • 97%
  • Sodium
  • 1402 mg
  • 56%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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