These chicken stuffed shells will be added to your dinner menu rotation in no time! They’re simple to toss together and are perfect for basil pesto lovers.
▪12 jumbo pasta shells
▪2 1/2 cups shredded chicken (about 3 chicken breasts)
▪3/4 cup shredded mozzarella
▪5-6 Tablespoons pesto sauce
▪2 cloves garlic, minced (optional)
▪Salt and pepper to taste
▪Parmesan and basil for garnish (optional)
1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Cook the jumbo shells in boiling water for 9 minutes, or according to the package directions. Drain, rinse, and set aside to cool. In a medium bowl, combine the shredded chicken, mozzarella, pesto sauce, salt, pepper, and additional garlic if wanted. Mix until well combined.
2. Stuff a spoonful of the mixture into each shell. Spray a baking pan with non-stick spray and line up the shells. Bake them for 10-12 minutes, or until cheese is melted. Garnish with grated parmesan, fresh basil, or extra pesto sauce if wanted. Serve while hot and enjoy!
This recipe makes 4-6 servings (12 shells).
These shells could also be made with any other type of pasta sauce, if you’re not a big fan of pesto sauce. They’d be delicious either way!
This recipe is original posted here.