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Chicken Spinach Artichoke Stuffed Shells

Chicken Spinach Artichoke Stuffed Shells

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This hearty stuffed shell dish consists of shredded chicken, spinach, artichoke hearts, lots of cheese and alfredo sauce.

Chicken Spinach Artichoke Stuffed Shells

Stuffed shells with shredded chicken and spinach artichoke "dip".
Course Main Course

Ingredients
  

Stuffing

  • 2 Chicken Breast
  • 1 Cup Mozzarella
  • ½ Cup Parmesan cheese shredded or grated
  • 1 Cup Artichoke Hearts, in water
  • ½ Cup Sour Cream
  • 1/2 Cup Heavy Cream
  • 1 Tsp Onion Powder
  • 1 Tsp Salt and Pepper

Pasta & Topping

  • 1 Box Jumbo Shells
  • 1 Cup Mozzarella Cheese shredded

Alfredo

  • ½ Cup Butter
  • Cup Heavy Whipping Cream
  • 2 Tsp Garlic minced
  • ½ Tsp Italian Seasoning
  • ½ Tsp Salt
  • ¼ Tsp Pepper
  • 2 Cup Freshly Grated Parmesan Cheese

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 400°F and start Pasta

Pasta

  • Fill a large pot with water and bring to a boil.
  • Once boiling, add jumbo shells and cook for 11-12 minutes until cooked al dente. Drain and set aside.

Stuffing

  • Bring a small pot of water to a boil and place chicken breast in the pot. Boil until cooked – about 12-15 minutes
  • Remove chicken breast and place into a mixer. Mix on medium until chicken is shredded.
  • Combine all stuffing ingredients in the mixer and put on low until fully mixed together and set aside.

Alfredo

  • Add the butter and cream to a large skillet.
  • Whisk in the garlic, Italian seasoning, salt, and pepper for 1-2 minute.
  • Whisk in the parmesan cheese until melted.
  • Simmer over low heat for 2-3 minutes until thickened.

Assembly

  • Drizzle olive oil or lightly butter pan to prevent sticking.
  • Stuff shells with 2 Tbsp. of Chicken Artichoke stuffing and place in rows next to each other in a 8×11 baking container.
  • Cover with alfredo sauce and top with 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • Bake for 20 minutes on middle rack until cheese is lightly browned on top. Plate and serve warm.

Notes

Storing: 
  • If you are storing these then you will want to ensure you either have extra sauce. To prevent the shells from drying out, you will want to pour extra alfredo sauce over the shells in a container and store in the refrigerator. They are good up to 3 days after cooking. 
Shredded Chicken: 
  • The best way to make shredded chicken is by cooking it and then shredding it with a mixer. This can be done with a countertop mixer or with you can place chicken in a large bowl and use a handheld mixer. You can do this with pulled pork and brisket as well. 
Alfredo Sauce: 
  • I prefer making my own alfredo sauce most of the time however, with this dish, store bought alfredo sauce is a good alternative. If you decide to go the pre-made route I recommend using Rao’s Alfredo Sauce or Buitoni Alfredo Sauce in the fresh pasta isle which is normally near the cheese and eggs.
Keyword stuffed shell

Try partnering this with our our pull apart garlic bread.

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