Chicken Broccoli Shells Recipe
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Chicken Broccoli Shells Recipe

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This cheesy entree can be assembled ahead of time and popped in the oven when company arrives. I suggest rounding out the meal with a tossed salad and warm bread. —Karen Jagger, Columbia City, Indiana
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 30 min.
MAKES:7 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 30 min.
MAKES: 7 servings


  • 1 jar (16 ounces) Alfredo sauce
  • 2 cups frozen chopped broccoli, thawed
  • 2 cups diced cooked chicken
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/4 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
  • 21 jumbo pasta shells, cooked and drained


  1. In a large bowl, combine the Alfredo sauce, broccoli, chicken and cheeses. Spoon into pasta shells. Place in a greased 13x9-in. baking dish.
  2. Cover and bake at 350° for 30-35 minutes or until heated through.
    Freeze option: Cover and freeze unbaked casserole. To use, partially thaw in refrigerator overnight. Remove from refrigerator 30 minutes before baking. Preheat oven to 350°. Bake casserole as directed, increasing time as necessary to heat through and for a thermometer inserted in center to read 165°.
    Yield: 7 servings.
Originally published as Chicken Broccoli Shells in Quick Cooking July/August 2002, p63

Full-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied white wine such as Chardonnay or Viognier.

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tjbrooks79 User ID: 4663153 259526
Reviewed Jan. 11, 2017

"YUM! I also make these with peas instead of broccoli and add ham and mushrooms with the chicken. Both ways are delicious!!!!"

mamaspring2 User ID: 3520563 254504
Reviewed Sep. 23, 2016

"My teenage daughter loves these! To her, it's a hand-held meal, and she calls them pasta tacos. I use light Alfredo sauce to lighten them up a bit, and add some diced onion and mushrooms sauteed in garlic to boost the flavor. Definitely a keeper."

DWare5883 User ID: 5884353 246756
Reviewed Apr. 7, 2016

"Really easy to make and tastes great."

purplewendy User ID: 3315068 239126
Reviewed Dec. 10, 2015

"I have made this several times. Everyone loves it. Even the kids. Made it for a friend, the day they moved into new home. And her picky son loved it. Next time I would like to try it by mixing it with a small pasta and mixing it all up like "menicki" did. I always use a rotisserie chicken."

gtj001 User ID: 8223846 234232
Reviewed Oct. 9, 2015

"quick, easy, delicious!"

bonniefelland User ID: 4821838 232064
Reviewed Aug. 31, 2015

"What other veggie would be good in this? We don't like broccoli!

Can't rate but it says I have to,"

menicki User ID: 87508 232002
Reviewed Aug. 30, 2015

"this is easy and tastes good, I have also made it using cooked noodles or cooked macaroni, and just mix them all together, then bake, either way it is good"

KerriBalliet User ID: 6486488 214371
Reviewed Dec. 8, 2014

"SO GOOD! Made this for a Packer game and ended up in a cheese coma. The only thing I will say is to either thaw the broccoli or use fresh and cut it into smaller pieces. Also I would a bow tie pasta or something similar but still delicious."

mjlouk User ID: 1712085 102998
Reviewed Aug. 25, 2013

"Hubby really liked this one. I was worried about their not being any sauce to pour over the top but I was pleasantly surprised. DD wouldn't eat it but DS did eat some of it."

afoth73 User ID: 1490711 36327
Reviewed Jul. 24, 2013

"This recipe is easy and delicious!! My six year old even said it was his favorite thing I've ever made!! My husband and I loved it as well. We had a busy night of running when I made it so I put it all together and put it in the fridge. I got home, popped it in the oven and it was ready to go! I will definitely put this in my recipe rotation!!"

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