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Cheesy Chicken and Broccoli Stuffed Shells

Cheesy Chicken and Broccoli Stuffed Shells

Cheese recipes are always a hit, and when combined with tender chicken and nutritious broccoli, they create a mouthwatering dish that is sure to please everyone. These Cheesy Chicken and Broccoli Stuffed Shells are a delicious and satisfying meal that the whole family will love. The combination of creamy cheese, savory chicken, and vibrant broccoli makes for a delightful flavor explosion in every bite.

Prep Time: 20 mins
Cook Time: 30 mins
Total Time: 50 mins
Servings: 4

Ingredients

  • 20 jumbo pasta shells
  • 2 cups cooked chicken breast, shredded
  • 2 cups broccoli florets, steamed and chopped
  • 1 cup ricotta cheese
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 cup marinara sauce
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • Salt and black pepper to taste
  • Fresh basil leaves, for garnish

Cooking Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C).
  2. Cook the jumbo pasta shells according to the package instructions until al dente. Drain and set aside.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, combine the shredded chicken, chopped broccoli, ricotta cheese, mozzarella cheese, Parmesan cheese, dried oregano, garlic powder, salt, and black pepper. Mix well until all the ingredients are evenly combined.
  4. Spread a thin layer of marinara sauce in the bottom of a baking dish.
  5. Take each cooked jumbo shell and stuff it generously with the chicken and broccoli mixture. Place the stuffed shells in the baking dish.
  6. Once all the shells are stuffed and arranged in the dish, pour the remaining marinara sauce over the top, covering the shells completely.
  7. Sprinkle extra shredded mozzarella cheese on top of the sauce.
  8. Cover the baking dish with aluminum foil and bake in the preheated oven for 20 minutes.
  9. Remove the foil and continue baking for an additional 10 minutes, or until the cheese is melted and bubbly.
  10. Once done, remove from the oven and let it cool for a few minutes before serving.
  11. Garnish with fresh basil leaves for a pop of color and added freshness.

Serving Suggestions

These Cheesy Chicken and Broccoli Stuffed Shells make a satisfying main course that can be enjoyed on its own. However, you can also serve them with a side salad or garlic bread for a complete and balanced meal. This dish is perfect for family dinners, potlucks, or any occasion that calls for a comforting and cheesy delight. Enjoy!

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