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Chicken Broccoli Shells Recipe

Chicken Broccoli Shells Recipe

"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. YIELD: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.

Reviews for Chicken Broccoli Shells

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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!!"

annieb327 User ID: 6800316 112975
Reviewed Aug. 2, 2012

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

juicyfruit007 User ID: 1404522 129659
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."

rachelu User ID: 2209328 85637
Reviewed Jan. 12, 2011

"Delicious recipe! Usually I alter recipes to my personal taste, but this one I stick to it and it comes out great everytime. I also think it reheats well the next day. If you can't find the jumbo shells, you can also use large tube pasta (I'm blanking on the name of it right now)."

nnanorak User ID: 139210 112970
Reviewed Jun. 16, 2010

"This is a very good recipe. I have even made it for a church supper. Everyone LOVED it! ! !"

creative2 User ID: 1172325 42772
Reviewed Nov. 22, 2009

"Even kids eat this!!"

KarenML User ID: 2462794 79815
Reviewed Jun. 25, 2009

"I have made this several times for potlucks and Christmas party's and never go home with leftovers. After the first time of making these I now bring some copies of the recipe with me and I never take any home! Also I get an extra jar of Alfredo to put in the bottom of the pan instead of greasing it."

dilbert098 User ID: 3743376 79772
Reviewed May. 9, 2009

"check the labels on the pasta shells, alfredo sauce, and cheese labels.

if you use precooked chicken it would be on the box, or
google the carbs in chicken and broccoli that should tell you the carbs in that..."

bonniet User ID: 2960569 85636
Reviewed May. 23, 2008

"I would love to try some of these recipes but if no nutrition facts I am unable to use as I am Type II Diabetic and must count my carbs"

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Wine Pairings

Full-Bodied White Wine

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