Cheesy Chicken Stuffed Shells

Total Time
1hr 35mins
Prep 40 mins
Cook 55 mins

I came up with this trying to duplicate a frozen dinner from my childhood. This is my childrens' most requested dinner. I am sometimes inconsistent though and will add a can of either cream of chicken or cream of mushroom soup to the white sauce.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. Mix chopped chicken, egg, ricotta, parsley, 1 1/2 cups mozzarella and 1/2 cup parmesan in bowl and set aside.
  3. Make white sauce: Melt butter in saucepan and add flour.
  4. Cook a little, but don't let butter brown.
  5. Add milk and salt, pepper and 1/2 cup parmesan cheese.
  6. Cook and stir until thickened.
  7. Spread half of the marinara sauce in bottom of pan.
  8. Fill cooled shells with chicken mixture.
  9. Pour white sauce over shells and drizzle rest of marinara over top.
  10. Sprinkle remaining mozzarella over all.
  11. Cover and bake about 40 minutes.
  12. Uncover and bake another 15 minutes.


Most Helpful

I made these for my co workers for one of my lunches. I made a couple changes. I added one box of chopped spinach (chopped and drained) to the chicken/cheese mixture. I also added a couple tsp of minced garlic to the mixture. It got rave reviews and several requests to make them again.

Doing it Right December 27, 2006

This was a delicious recipe, and I agree about the addition of fresh garlic. Will do that next time to give it a jolt of flavor. Loved the two sauces, it was a huge hit, thanks so much for sharing!

Suzanne S. March 05, 2006

Excellent recipe - a little bland for us so in the future plan to add garlic to the white sauce and onions the chicken/cheese mixture. The rest of the ingredients are nicely balanced and the cook time is spot on. I will definitely make this again and recommend this recipe.

MsKittyKat March 16, 2004

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