Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Chicken Stuffed Shells and an award

This is a great, quick and easy weeknight meal.I found this recipe over at Pioneer Woman. It was the response to one of her contest questions, just like my last post. This is a big hit in my house and you really only need to add a salad and you have a satisfying dinner. It can be put together fast and you can use store bought Rotissere chicken, if you don't want to roast your own.


Chicken Stuffed Shells

1 package Jumbo shells, I used Ronzoni
2 cups cooked, shredded chicken
1/2 cup mayonaise
1 box stove top stuffing
1 large jar beef or chicken gravy, I used Franco American


Instructions:

I roasted my own chicken, so basically took 2 chicken breasts on the bone, salted and peppered them, drizzled with olive oil and baked for 45-50 minutes, until they looked like this:


Let them cool and then shred them and put in a bowl to the side.




Cook shells according to package and drain. Make stuffing according to directions, using the butter and water. Cool and add in chicken and the mayo:
Right here I could stop and just take a fork and go to town, the filling is soooo good.



Fill shells with the chicken mixture and place in a 9x13 pan, that already has a thin layer of gravy spread on the bottom of it.






Pour remaining gravy over the shells.



Cover and bake 30 minutes. That's it, that is all there is to it. It is really yummy and so easy and so perfect for weeknight dinner. Aren't we all looking for easy weeknight dinners right now? I know I am.


I would also like to take a minute to thank Spryte, over at Sprytes place for this awesome award. Go visit her if you haven't already. She has lots of good things to try. I tried to answer the questions but couldn't figure out how to copy and paste them....sigh....oh well


17 comments:

  1. That looks pretty easy, but goooood!

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  2. I would never have thought to stuff pasta shells with chicken and stuffing. It looks great!

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  3. Looks hearty, filling, and satisfying. Great homey flavors and ingredients.

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  4. Oh my gosh that looks so yummy, whodathunk it!

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  5. Yum! This looks fantastic, Denise! Being the carb-glutton I am, I'd eat these with mashed potatoes. Perfect comfort food :)

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  6. Congrats on your award. The shells look so delicious and comforting - my kind of food.

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  7. I would have never thought to put gravy on pasta but this looks super comforting. In a really strange way. Congrats on the award!

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  8. Fantastic weeknight dish, and good enough for company. I love easy to prepare meals like this. So glad youre posting more frequently!!

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  9. Oh, those sound awesome...that filling...mmmmm!! Congrats on your award :)

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  10. oh my gosh how fun! these probably have so much flavor!

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  11. These look so interesting and delicious. I like how they're smothered in gravy as opposed to a red sauce. mmm.

    Congrats on your award!

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  12. These look really yummy - I'd love to try them out on my family

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  13. This sounds like a new kind of tasty comfort food, looks very good. I bet it would even work with turkey and thanksgiving leftovers! Yum. Perfect for fall.

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  14. I love a good twist on a classic. My family would love this!

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  15. These are so unique! They look just delicious - such a comfort meal!

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