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Chicken and Shells Dinner Recipe

Chicken and Shells Dinner Recipe

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
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 20 min. YIELD:4-6 servings


  • 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.

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.