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Chicken Stuffed Shells Recipe | Grandbaby Cakes

Chicken Stuffed Shells Recipe

Flavorful chicken and broccoli are stuffed inside of tender pasta shells and smothered with cheese and a decadent cajun cream sauce.  Next level!
Course Main Course
Cuisine Cajun/Creole, Italian
Keyword cajun, chicken, chicken dinner, pasta, stuffed shells
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 578kcal


  • 1/2 (12 ounce) box jumbo shells 6 ounces total
  • 2 tbsp Land O Lakes® Butter with Canola Oil
  • 2 tbsp minced garlic
  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 1 cup grated parmesan cheese divided
  • 1 tbsp creole seasoning divided
  • 1/2 tsp Italian seasoning
  • salt (if needed) to taste
  • black pepper to taste
  • 1 cup ricotta cheese
  • 1 cup rotisserie chicken shredded
  • 1 cup broccoli cooked and diced
  • 1/2 cup diced onion
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • Parsley for garnish


  • Preheat oven to 350 F degrees.
  • Cook the jumbo pasta shells according to the instructions on the box and set aside separately to bring back to room temperature.
  • Add Land O Lakes® Butter with Canola Oil to a large pan over medium high heat. Once melted, add garlic and cook for 30-60 seconds making sure not to overcook and cause burning.
  • Add heavy cream, ½ cup of parmesan cheese, ½ tablespoon of creole seasoning, and all of the Italian seasoning and stir to mix together. Bring cream sauce to a boil then reduce heat to low and simmer for 5-7 minutes to thicken. Once thickened, remove from heat and pour into a large baking pan and set aside.
  • Next in a separate medium sized bowl, add ricotta cheese, chicken, broccoli, onion, remaining parmesan and remaining creole seasoning and stir together to combine well.
  • Stuff room temperature shells with chicken mixture and add to bottom of sauced baking pan.
  • Cover with mozzarella cheese and bake for 20 minutes or until cheese has completely melted and is bubbling. Remove from oven. Allow to cool for 10-15 minutes, garnish with parsley and serve.



Calories: 578kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 23g | Fat: 50g | Saturated Fat: 30g | Cholesterol: 186mg | Sodium: 493mg | Potassium: 281mg | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 2200IU | Vitamin C: 16.5mg | Calcium: 436mg | Iron: 1mg