Saturday, January 7, 2017

Chicken Spinach Stuffed Shells


     Although this dish takes some time to prepare for, the results are totally worth the wait. Comforting, warming, creamy, full of flavor, and will definitely be the hit of your family, or if you are like me, perfect for that special date night. Chicken Spinach Stuffed Shells.

  • 1 large boneless chicken breast
  • 4 oz cream cheese
  • 8 oz ricotta
  • 1/2 cup bread crumbs
  • 1 tbs dried parsley
  • 1 egg
  • Handful baby spinach
  • Olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1/4 cup white wine
  • 1 2/3 cup cream
  • Handful chopped basil
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 tsp dried rosemary
  • 1/4 cup shredded Romano cheese
  • Salt/pepper
  • 12+ pasta shells
  • Mozzarella cheese

1. In a large pot of water cook the pasta shells according to box, however stop about 2 minutes short of fully cooked.

2. In another smaller pot of boiling water, cook the chicken breast until done.

3. Meanwhile in a large bowl combine the softened cream cheese, ricotta, bread crumbs, parsley, egg, and spinach.

4. Once chicken has cooled, shred it up with a fork and combine it into the cheese mixture.

5. In a large skillet drizzle some olive oil and saute the chopped garlic until fragrant.

6. Pour in the white wine and simmer until reduced.

7. Mix in the cream, basil, oregano, and rosemary. Bring to a low simmer.

8. Mix in the Romano cheese and stir. Salt and pepper to taste.

9. Now remove the pasta shells and let cool. Take the chicken/cheese mixture and spoon into each shell.

10. Pour some of the sauce mixture on the bottom of a baking dish. Place the stuffed shells in. Sprinkle with some mozzarella cheese and dab some more sauce over top.

11. Cover with tinfoil and bake in 350 degree oven for 20-25 minutes.

These are so delicious and cheesy you will fall in love with them.

Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 20-25 minutes
Serves: 2-4

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