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This lemon chicken stuffed shells recipe is easy, cheesy, and delicious. Three different kinds of cheeses and flavorful lemon chicken are baked to melty perfection. This recipe makes an awesome comfort food dinner!

Lemon Chicken Stuffed Shells Recipe

This lemon chicken stuffed shells recipe is easy, cheesy, and delicious. Three different kinds of cheeses and flavorful lemon chicken are baked to melty perfection. 

Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Keyword chicken stuffed shells recipe
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 4
Author Salt & Lavender

Ingredients

  • 2 dozen jumbo pasta shells (see note)
  • 2 cups shredded cooked chicken e.g. rotisserie chicken
  • 8 ounces cream cheese softened
  • Juice of 1/2 lemon (about 1 tbsp)
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 cup freshly grated parmesan cheese
  • Salt & pepper to taste
  • 1/2 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 cup grated mozzarella

Instructions

  1. Boil a large salted pot of water and cook the pasta shells al dente according to package directions. 
  2. Preheat oven to 400F and move the rack to the middle position.
  3. Add the chicken, cream cheese, lemon juice, garlic powder, parmesan cheese, and salt & pepper (I'm quite generous with it) to a bowl and stir it together until you've got a smooth mixture. 
  4. Grease the inside of an oven-proof skillet or baking dish with the olive oil to minimize the shells/cheese sticking on. 
  5. Drain the shells once they're cooked, and then spoon the mixture into each shell (I like to use a teaspoon to do this).
  6. Arrange the shells in the skillet or baking dish. Sprinkle the mozzarella over top. Bake for 20-25 minutes. If you want the cheese to brown, broil it for a few minutes on high (watch that it doesn't burn). Serve immediately. 

Recipe Notes