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Chicken and Shells Dinner


  • 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.

Nutrition Facts

Nutrition 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.


Average Rating: 5
  • dilbert098
    Dec 16, 2019
    I used bow tie pasta, made my own cheese sauce. It was fantastic.
  • ms11145
    Mar 8, 2019
    Good recipe to have around eso. If one is short of time.
  • erutledge17
    Jan 16, 2016

    Made this last night and it was a winner! I am always looking for simple and tasty weeknight meals and this one fits the bill perfectly. The addition of chicken, peas and breadcrumbs make this a more grown up and delicious version of mac and cheese.

  • rllewis7
    Jul 26, 2015

    Great recipe for a simple and easy weeknight dinner. I used a precooked rotisserie chicken for an even quicker shortcut and extra flavor.

  • Jan 27, 2015

    Quick and easy to make and the whole family loved it.

  • kellys1061
    Mar 12, 2013

    This is a perfect comfort food dish. Creamy and delicious!

  • sheltiesweetie2007
    Feb 20, 2013

    Very easy to make - perfect when you need to get dinner on quickly. I substituted asparagus for the peas. It worked well to cook the asparagus with the onion prior to combining all ingredients.

  • stephanie1116
    Oct 2, 2011

    I made this for my husband and he really liked it and I did also

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