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Chicken Parmesan-Stuffed Shells

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Chicken Parmesan-Stuffed Shells
  • Prep 30 min
  • Total 1 hr 45 min
  • Servings 8

Chicken Parmesan gets a new spin in this easy-to-make (and quick-to-disappear!) pasta bake. Jumbo shells are stuffed with cheesy chicken filling and topped with crispy toasted bread crumbs in this delicious dinner. ...MORE+ LESS-

September 19, 2017

Ingredients

32
jumbo pasta shells (from 12-oz package)
2 1/2
cups chopped cooked chicken
1
container (15 oz) whole-milk ricotta cheese
2
cups shredded mozzarella cheese (8 oz)
1
egg, slightly beaten
1/2
cup grated Parmesan cheese
4
tablespoons chopped fresh basil leaves
2
cloves garlic, finely chopped
1
teaspoon salt
1/2
teaspoon pepper
1
jar (25.5 oz) Muir Glen™ organic tomato basil pasta sauce
2
tablespoons olive oil
2/3
cup Progresso™ plain panko crispy bread crumbs

Steps

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  • 1
    Heat oven to 350°F. Spray 13x9-inch (3-quart) baking dish with cooking spray.
  • 2
    Cook and drain pasta as directed on package. Rinse with cool water; drain.
  • 3
    Meanwhile, in medium bowl, mix chicken, ricotta cheese, 1 cup of the mozzarella cheese, the egg, Parmesan cheese, 2 tablespoons of the basil, the garlic, salt and pepper.
  • 4
    Spread 1 cup of the pasta sauce in bottom of baking dish. Fill each shell with heaping tablespoon chicken mixture. Place shells in baking dish. Spoon remaining sauce over stuffed shells.
  • 5
    Cover with foil; bake 30 minutes. Sprinkle with remaining mozzarella cheese. Bake uncovered 5 to 10 minutes longer or until cheese is melted. Let stand 10 minutes.
  • 6
    Meanwhile, in 8-inch skillet, heat oil over medium heat. Add bread crumbs; stir to coat. Cook and stir 2 to 4 minutes or until golden brown. Sprinkle over baked shells along with remaining 2 tablespoons basil.

Expert Tips

  • The jumbo pasta shells come in a box with more than the 32 shells required for this recipe. We recommend cooking a few more than you need, as some may stick to the bottom of the pot and tear apart during cooking.
  • Any variety of Muir Glen™ organic pasta sauce will work in this recipe.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
540
Calories from Fat
230
% Daily Value
Total Fat
26g
40%
Saturated Fat
11g
54%
Trans Fat
1/2g
Cholesterol
110mg
37%
Sodium
930mg
39%
Potassium
220mg
6%
Total Carbohydrate
41g
14%
Dietary Fiber
2g
11%
Sugars
5g
Protein
35g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
25%
25%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
40%
40%
Iron
15%
15%
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 1 1/2 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 2 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 1 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
3
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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