chicken stuffed shells

DSCN5287This is one of those recipes that you aren’t sure really sounds that good, until you try it.  I happened to look on the back of my stuffing box and it had this recipes.  We tweaked it a bit and had good results.  It is basically thanksgiving dinner in a shell!!

You will need the following:

  • 1 pkg jumbo shells
  • 1 pkg stuffing mix
  • 1 1/2 cups of water
  • 1 can of corn
  • 1 lb of chicken cooked and cut up
  • 1 can of cream of chicken soup
  • chicken broth–some use canned, I just make mine with chicken bouillon and water about 2 cups worth of water and 2 T of bouillon

Cook the jumbo shells according to package directions, drain and let sit in cold water.

In large bowl, place your stuffing mix and 1 1/2 cups of hot water, let sit for a moment to absorb and then you will be adding your chicken and corn to this.  For your chicken, I like to cook all my chicken breast when I purchase it and then grind it up in my food processor and put in 1 lb plastic containers for freezing.  Mix it all together.  You can add whatever vegetables you have on hand, we just enjoy corn.

Next you stuff those shells with the mixture.  Yes the tedious task of stuffing shells.  Our family does this recipe times 2 so it can take awhile, I be sure and have the younger girls join in the fun:)

Place them in a baking dish and next you will be making your gravy.  In a small saucepan put your cream of chicken soup and add your chicken broth.  Make it with 2 cups of water and bouillon or buy canned.  Whisk this together.  I would suggest you make double if you are going to be serving with mashed potatoes like we did and then it has more gravy.  Just pour this mixture over top of the shells.  But if you made double then save the second half for the topping of potatoes.  Cover with foil and bake 350 for 30 minutes.

Serve with mashed potatoes.  A yummy, different sort of dinner.


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