Chicken and Shells Dinner Recipe

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Chicken and Shells Dinner Recipe
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Chicken and Shells Dinner Recipe

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Like most kids, mine love macaroni and cheese. The addition of chicken and peas makes this a meal-in-one they never refuse.—LeeAnn McCue, Charlotte, North Carolina
MAKES:
4-6 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 15 min. Bake: 20 min.
MAKES:
4-6 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 15 min. Bake: 20 min.

Ingredients

  • 1 package (12 ounces) shells and cheese dinner mix
  • 1/4 cup chopped onion
  • 4 tablespoons butter, divided
  • 2 cups cubed cooked chicken
  • 1 package (10 ounces) frozen peas, thawed
  • 2/3 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/3 cup seasoned bread crumbs

Directions

Prepare dinner mix according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a small skillet, saute onion in 2 tablespoons butter until tender. Stir the chicken, peas, mayonnaise and sauteed onion into dinner mix.
Transfer to a greased 1-1/2-qt. baking dish. Melt remaining butter; toss with bread crumbs. Sprinkle over top. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 20-25 minutes or until bubbly. Yield: 4-6 servings.
Originally published as Chicken and Shells Dinner in Casserole Cookbook 2001, p28

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 cup) equals 577 calories, 38 g fat (12 g saturated fat), 91 mg cholesterol, 914 mg sodium, 33 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 25 g protein.

  • 1 package (12 ounces) shells and cheese dinner mix
  • 1/4 cup chopped onion
  • 4 tablespoons butter, divided
  • 2 cups cubed cooked chicken
  • 1 package (10 ounces) frozen peas, thawed
  • 2/3 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/3 cup seasoned bread crumbs
  1. Prepare dinner mix according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a small skillet, saute onion in 2 tablespoons butter until tender. Stir the chicken, peas, mayonnaise and sauteed onion into dinner mix.
  2. Transfer to a greased 1-1/2-qt. baking dish. Melt remaining butter; toss with bread crumbs. Sprinkle over top. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 20-25 minutes or until bubbly. Yield: 4-6 servings.
Originally published as Chicken and Shells Dinner in Casserole Cookbook 2001, p28

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erutledge17 User ID: 8648110 241865
Reviewed Jan. 16, 2016

"Made this last night and it was a winner! I am always looking for simple and tasty weeknight meals and this one fits the bill perfectly. The addition of chicken, peas and breadcrumbs make this a more grown up and delicious version of mac and cheese."

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rllewis7 User ID: 7124309 230182
Reviewed Jul. 26, 2015

"Great recipe for a simple and easy weeknight dinner. I used a precooked rotisserie chicken for an even quicker shortcut and extra flavor."

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[email protected] User ID: 3864962 218988
Reviewed Jan. 27, 2015

"quick and easy to make and the whole family loved it."

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kellys1061 User ID: 5531754 77281
Reviewed Mar. 12, 2013

"This is a perfect comfort food dish. Creamy and delicious!"

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sheltiesweetie2007 User ID: 6914278 55362
Reviewed Feb. 20, 2013

"Very easy to make - perfect when you need to get dinner on quickly. I substituted asparagus for the peas. It worked well to cook the asparagus with the onion prior to combining all ingredients."

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stephanie1116 User ID: 3892294 41411
Reviewed Oct. 2, 2011

"I made this for my husband and he really liked it and I did also"

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