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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 (4 ounces) 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 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish.
  2. Cover and bake at 350° for 30-35 minutes or until heated through. Yield: 7 servings.
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°.
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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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."

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."

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!!"

Reviewed Aug. 2, 2012

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

Reviewed Jun. 12, 2011

"These were good and very easy and look like more trouble than they are. Make sure you use an alfredo sauce you like. My small children kind of picked at these but did eat some."

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