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November 13, 2009

Chicken and Ricotta Stuffed Shells

I was making some chicken broth earlier this week and had a few chicken breasts left over to do with as a pleased. This was my first time making stuffed shells and I kind of just threw everything together hoping that it’d work and it did! I didn’t really measure anything but the proportions came out perfect. It was obviously meant to be.

(Four portions)


6 oz (about half a box) jumbo shells

½ c marinara sauce

About 1 cup shredded poached chicken

¾ c mozzarella cheese

8 oz ricotta cheese

2 tbsp chopped parsley

The zest of ½ a lemon

1 egg

Boil a large pot of salted water. Cook the shells three-quarters of the way. Remove from the water and place on a greased sheet pan. Set aside to cool. Preheat the oven to 375.

In a bowl, mix the chicken, ½ cup of mozzarella, ricotta, parsley, lemon zest and the egg.

Spread some of the marinara on the bottom of a glass baking dish (to prevent sticking.)When the shells are cool enough to handle, fill each one with about 1 tbsp of the filling. Place the shells in the dish.

Top with the remaining marinara and cheese.

Bake for 25 minutes.


Lynda said...

I love this dish with all its cheesy goodness! Perfect comfort food!

Dajana said...

They came out perfect. Loooove all the cheese, lots of cheese, I'd add some Parmigiano as well.

BumbleVee said...

These look absolutely wonderful!!

teresa said...

oh yummy! this looks perfect for our family, delicious pasta!

Fashion Chalet said...

Was hoping you'd have a recipe, Sasha! This one looks particularly tasty though. Something to tantalize the taste buds with!! :)


Kitchen Butterfly said...

I like the chel alter ego bit..... Lovely stuffed shells too!

♥ Marta from With Love... said...

Love cheese, this sounds amazing...must give this recipient to my mom :) thanks for a dinner idea!

Chef Fresco said...

Wow, making your own chkn broth, i'm impressed! These stuffed shells look tasty!

Barbara Bakes said...

I love the addition of lemon zest. I haven't had stuffed shells for a long while. They look delicious!