Chicken And Spinach Stuffed Shells Recipe

Chicken and spinach stuffed shells are a delicious and satisfying Italian dish. The jumbo pasta shells are filled with a mixture of cooked chicken, spinach, ricotta cheese, and seasonings. The shells are then baked in a creamy tomato sauce and topped with melted cheese. This dish is perfect for a family dinner or a special occasion. The combination of tender chicken, flavorful spinach, and creamy cheese makes for a mouthwatering and comforting meal.

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55minstotal
20minsPrep
35minsCook
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Ingredients for Chicken And Spinach Stuffed Shells Recipe

  • 2.50 Jumbo Pasta Shells
  • 1/4 cup Cooked Chicken, Shredded
  • 1/4 cup Fresh Spinach, Chopped
  • 0.13 cup Ricotta Cheese
  • 0.06 cup Grated Parmesan Cheese
  • 0.06 teaspoon Garlic Powder
  • 0.06 teaspoon Salt
  • 0.03 teaspoon Black Pepper
  • 1/4 cup Tomato Sauce
  • 0.13 cup Shredded Mozzarella Cheese
  • as needed Fresh Basil Leaves For Garnish

Directions: Chicken And Spinach Stuffed Shells Recipe

Cooking Directions

  • STEP 1.Cook the jumbo pasta shells according to package instructions until al dente.
  • STEP 2.In a large skillet, cook the chicken until no longer pink. Add the spinach and cook until wilted.
  • STEP 3.In a bowl, combine the cooked chicken and spinach with ricotta cheese, Parmesan cheese, garlic powder, salt, and pepper.
  • STEP 4.Stuff each cooked pasta shell with the chicken and spinach mixture and place them in a baking dish.
  • STEP 5.Pour the tomato sauce over the stuffed shells and sprinkle with shredded mozzarella cheese.
  • STEP 6.Bake in a preheated oven at 375°F (190°C) for 20-25 minutes, or until the cheese is melted and bubbly.
  • STEP 7.Serve the chicken and spinach stuffed shells hot, garnished with fresh basil leaves if desired.

Cooking Tips

  • Make sure to cook the pasta shells until al dente, as they will continue to cook in the oven.
  • You can use rotisserie chicken or leftover cooked chicken for this recipe to save time.
  • Feel free to add other seasonings or herbs to the chicken and spinach mixture for extra flavor.
  • If you prefer a vegetarian version, you can omit the chicken and add more spinach or other vegetables.
  • Leftovers can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

Storage and Serving

  • Leftovers can be reheated in the oven or microwave.
  • Serve the stuffed shells with a side salad or garlic bread for a complete meal.
  • This dish pairs well with a glass of red wine.
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Recipe By Slurrp