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Pesto Chicken Stuffed Shell

Bulbul Majumder
20 minutes
Prep Time
40 minutes
Cook Time
4 People
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ABOUT Pesto Chicken Stuffed Shell RECIPE

This is easy family dinner for a week nights.

Recipe Tags

  • Non-veg
  • Easy
  • Dinner Party
  • Italian
  • Blending
  • Baking
  • Frying
  • Main Dish
  • Healthy

Ingredients Serving: 4

  1. 10-15 Jumbo pasta shells
  2. Pesto chicken Mixture :
  3. chicken breast 1 Cut into small pieces
  4. Pesto 1/4 cup (Basil,Mint,Walnut,Salt,pepper,Parmesan Cheese,Lime Juice,Garlic,Olive Oil)
  5. Italian cheese mix 1/2 cup
  6. Ricotta mixture:
  7. 1 cup ricotta cheese
  8. egg 1
  9. Italian cheese mix 1/4 cup
  10. garlic clove (Minced) 1
  11. Basil leaves (Fresh or Dried) 5-6 pieces
  12. Sauce for the Casserole :
  13. butter 1/2 tbsp
  14. All purpose flour 1 tablespoon
  15. coconut Milk 1/2 cup or any milk you like
  16. Freshly grated Parmesan cheese 2 tablespoon
  17. Black pepper
  18. Garnishing :
  19. Mozzarella cheese 1 1/2 cups optional
  20. Parmesan cheese Optional
  21. Basil and mint leaves optional


  1. In a big wide vessel cook pasta shells in salted boiling water and drain the excess water and set aside.
  2. Preheat oven to 375 degree Fahrenheit and lightly grease a casserole dish.
  3. Brown the chicken in a pan, over medium heat, seasoned with some salt and pepper. Once chicken is done, take it out and let it cool and dice the chicken for the stuffing.
  4. To make Pesto sauce add Basil,Mint,Walnut,Salt,pepper,Parmesan Cheese,Lime Juice,Garlic,Olive Oil and or anything of your choice and blend them to a fine smooth paste.
  5. In a mixing bowl, mix diced (cooked) chicken, Italian cheese mix and pesto and set side.
  6. In another mixing bowl, add all ingredients for ricotta mixture.
  7. The smooth ricotta Mixture should look like this.
  8. In a pan, melt butter over medium heat. Whisk in flour until combined. Start adding milk slowly while still whisking so that the mixture is smooth. Add salt, pepper and dry Parmesan cheese. Bring sauce to simmer, stirring often.
  9. Pour sauce all over the bottom of the prepared casserole dish.
  10. Stuff each shell with some ricotta mixture, filling them about 1/3 full, and then some pesto chicken mixture.
  11. Get the Casserole dish ready with the stuffed shells and on top spread Mozzarella Cheese and bake for 20-25 minutes.
  12. Now sprinkle some Parmesan and freshly chopped Basil and Mint leaves.

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Zeba f lari
Zeba f lari   Sep-27-2018

Excellent and congratulations

Reema Garg
Reema Garg   Sep-24-2018

Excellent recipe.

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