Chicken Parmesan Stuffed Shells

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Heaven in a pan. That’s what I’m serving today.

Hot, molten, cheesy, saucy, golden, crispy topped, carb-alicious heaven.

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Chicken Parmesan Stuffed Shells are exactly what they sound like. A combination of two Italian-American favorites, Chicken Parmesan and classic Stuffed Shells.

Together, in one glorious meal.

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However, I made a few small changes. The crunchy breading normally found in Chicken Parmesan is not on the chicken itself. Instead, the chicken is mixed into the cheesy shell filling and golden crust coats the outside of the shells.

This allows you to use up leftover chicken, without having to start from scratch.

Making Chicken Parmesan Stuffed Shells

How to Make Chicken Parmesan Stuffed Shells

Once the shells are filled with ricotta, chicken and herbs, dip each shell in melted butter and roll the tops in panko breadcrumbs. Place the shells in a baking dish with marinara sauce in the bottom.

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In the oven, the tops of the Chicken Parmesan Stuffed Shells turn golden-brown, just like Chicken Parmesan, while the marinara sauce simmers around them.

Sigh!

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You can make your own marinara, or use your favorite store-bought sauce for convenience.

You can also make multiple batches of Chicken Parmesan Stuffed Shells and keep them in the freezer for busy nights.

Fabulous Chicken Parmesan Stuffed Shells

This is another dinnertime favorite my kids beg for. I guarantee, this cozy meal will please everyone at your dinner table.

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Especially the picky ones!

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Chicken Parmesan Stuffed Shells Recipe
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Chicken Parmesan Stuffed Shells

Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
32 mins
Total Time
45 mins
 
Rich cheesy Chicken Parmesan Stuffed Shells Recipe - A dynamic duo of classic chicken parmigiana and stuffed pasta shells!
Servings: 4 Servings
Nutrition Facts
Chicken Parmesan Stuffed Shells
Amount Per Serving (6 g)
Calories 902 Calories from Fat 450
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 50g 77%
Saturated Fat 27g 135%
Cholesterol 212mg 71%
Sodium 2174mg 91%
Potassium 1046mg 30%
Total Carbohydrates 62g 21%
Dietary Fiber 5g 20%
Sugars 10g
Protein 50g 100%
Vitamin A 45.3%
Vitamin C 17%
Calcium 73.6%
Iron 28.5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Ingredients

  • 3 cups homemade marinara or store-bought
  • 24 jumbo dried pasta shells
  • 2 cups chopped cooked chicken, use up leftovers
  • 15 ounces ricotta cheese
  • 1 cup parmesan cheese
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tablespoon dried Italian seasoning
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • 1 cup panko breadcrumbs
  • 1/4 cup melted butter
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Pour the marinara in the bottom of a 9 X 13 inch baking dish . Place a large pot of salted water over high heat and bring to a boil.
  2. Once the water is boiling, drop the pasta shells into the water and cook for 6-7 minutes, until almost cooked through. Drain the pasta.
  3. Meanwhile, place the ricotta, parmesan cheese, egg, Italian seasoning, garlic, salt, and crushed red pepper in a bowl.  Mix well. Then stir in the chopped chicken.
  4. Spoon the ricotta mixture into the shells. One at a time, dip the top (open side) of each jumbo shell in melted butter, then roll the top in panko bread crumbs. Place the shells panko-side-up in the baking dish.
  5. Bake for 20 minutes in the center of the oven. (If the bread crumbs aren't turning brown by the 15 minute mark, turn the boiling on high for the last 3-5 minutes.) Remove the baking dish from the oven. Sprinkle mozzarella cheese over each shell. Then bake (at 400) for another 5 minutes to melt the cheese. Serve warm.

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15 comments on “Chicken Parmesan Stuffed Shells

  1. Janaposted February 17, 2018 at 8:44 pm Reply

    Made this for dinner tonight—absolutely delicious!!!  A twist on traditional Chicken Parmesan and it was a big hit!  I would definitely make this again!!!  I didn’t deviate from the recipe at all—excellent!!!! 

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  3. Joyposted January 8, 2018 at 9:15 am Reply

    This looks delicious ! I can’t wait to try it 

  4. Stellaposted June 25, 2017 at 8:37 am Reply

    Looks delicious. Can this dis be made ahead and frozen?

    • Sommerposted July 5, 2017 at 11:31 pm Reply

      Hi Stella, Absolutely! However, it reheats/cooks best if you fully thaw it first. :)

      • Dianneposted October 29, 2017 at 9:06 pm

        So you can Freez them uncooked OR freeze them cooked?

      • Sommerposted November 6, 2017 at 9:12 am

        Hi Dianne,

        Actually, yes to both! If you freeze them uncooked, thaw them completely before baking, or you will need to double the baking time from a frozen state.

      • Rachelposted February 22, 2018 at 2:11 pm

        Can I make the filling the night before?

      • Sommerposted February 26, 2018 at 8:32 pm

        Hi Rachel,

        Absolutely! Just make sure to cover it well and refrigerate.

  5. marlaposted April 6, 2017 at 11:59 am Reply

    LOVE this pasta recipe, will def make for my kids

  6. Julie @ Running in a Skirtposted April 6, 2017 at 9:05 am Reply

    That cheese pull is perfection!!!! How delicious!!

  7. Chota Bheem appposted April 6, 2017 at 7:34 am Reply

    This sounds soooo delicious!

  8. Maria Lichtyposted April 5, 2017 at 1:52 pm Reply

    What a great spin on the classic chicken parm!

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  10. Kevin @ Closet Cookingposted April 5, 2017 at 10:54 am Reply

    Now this is one tasty looking meal!