CHICKEN & BROCCOLI ALFREDO STUFFED SHELLS

Shredded chicken and broccoli are combined with Alfredo sauce and stuffed inside jumbo pasta shells. Easy peasy and SO good! I changed just a few things from her recipe. It was a busy day so I used jarred Alfredo to save on time. I know, I know- homemade is 100 million times better, so next time I make it I’ll be making the homemade. I also added garlic powder to the chicken for extra flavor. It was one tasty dinner and the leftovers the next day were even better!

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 (12 oz.) box Jumbo Shells
  • 2 cups cooked, shredded chicken
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1 (12 oz.) bag frozen broccoli florets (steamed then chopped)
  • 1 (16 oz.) jar Alfredo sauce OR use the homemade Alfredo recipe below
  • 1 cup shredded Mozzarella cheese
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
ALFREDO SAUCE
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1 1/4 cups whole milk
  • 2/3 cup freshly shredded Parmesan
  • 3/4 cup freshly shredded Mozzarella cheese
  • Salt and pepper, to taste

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Cook pasta shells according to package instructions, just until al dente. Drain water and lay shells out on a large cookie sheet lined with parchment paper. Let shells cool completely.
FOR HOMEMADE ALFREDO SAUCE
  1. Combine butter, garlic, heavy cream and milk in a saucepan over medium heat. Bring to a simmer. Remove from heat and stir in Parmesan and Mozzarella cheese. Season with salt and pepper, to taste.
  2. FOR STUFFING SHELLS: In a large bowl add chicken, garlic powder, salt and pepper and chopped broccoli. Toss to combine. Pour in 1 cup Alfredo sauce and stir together. Add a spoonful of Alfredo sauce to the bottom of a greased 9×13-inch baking pan. Fill shells with a large spoonful of chicken and broccoli mixture and place in prepared pan.
  3. Pour remaining Alfredo sauce evenly over the shells. Sprinkle tops with Mozzarella and Parmesan cheese.
  4. Bake, uncovered, at 350 degrees F. for 25 minutes or until warm and bubbly. Serve and enjoy!

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