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," explains Karen Jagger of Columbia City, Indiana. She suggests rounding out the meal with a tossed salad and warm bread.
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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mamaspring2 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 246756
Reviewed Apr. 7, 2016

"Really easy to make and tastes great."

purplewendy 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 234232
Reviewed Oct. 9, 2015

"Quick, easy, delicious!"

bonniefelland 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 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 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 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 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!!"

annieb327 112975
Reviewed Aug. 2, 2012

"Taste great and easy to make. I made on Monday and cooked on Tuesday!"

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