These Chicken Parmesan Stuffed Shells are a mashup of some of my favorite Italian dishes! Pasta shells stuffed with chicken Parmesan and that luscious cheese mixture… it’s amazing!
Chicken Parmesan Stuffed Shells
Chicken Parmesan is definitely one of my all time favorite Italian dishes since I was a kid. I love the breaded chicken topped with marinara sauce and cheese. And who doesn’t loved stuffed shells? Yummy pasta filled with 3 types of cheese and topped with marinara sauce…yummy! So I decided to combine these two loves into one delicious dinner.
I started by making my breaded chicken pieces for the Chicken Parmesan. I cut my boneless, skinless chicken breast pieces into about 1″ chunk pieces. Then each piece was dunked in a egg and flour mixture and then into panko breadcrumbs.
I browned both sides in some olive oil to finish up the breaded chicken.
Then it was time to assemble the cheese mixture. Ricotta, mozzarella and Parmesan cheese with some Italian seasoning and an egg.
It combines all together to form a beautiful, cheesy mixture.
You layer the bottom on your baking dish with your favorite marinara sauce. I just use a jar option – so quick and they are so good!
Then it’s time to start filling your shells. Cook your shells according to the directions on the box and let them cool. Then I used a teaspoon and added about 2 teaspoons per shell.
You don’t want to over fill as you need to add that breaded chicken you made.
When it came to stuffing I realized that I need to cut a few of the breaded chicken pieces in half. They were just too big. Now I used the small shells, but if you used the jumbo shells you’d need more filling and could keep the pieces of chicken bigger in size.
Time to finish it off before baking. I poured some more of my jarred marinara sauce on top of the stuff shells and finished with some grated mozzarella cheese.
Time to finish it off in the oven. A little over 30 minutes later and you have this delicious dish!
Here’s how to make this Parmesan Chicken Stuffed Shells
You can make this meal a day or two in advance. I’d add the toppings (marinara on cheese) on top just before making though. I haven’t tried, but I bed they’d freeze up great too.
If you love pasta you’ll want to check out these Pasta Recipes too!
I hope you get a chance to try this fun Italian mashup!