Saturday, February 6, 2010

Cheddar Broccoli Chicken Shells / or / Cheddar Spinach Chicken Shells

I was just skimming through a magazine (don't even remember which one) and spotted an ad for a Campbell's (?) recipe that looked yummy. So I decided to recreate it tonight with what I had (without the original recipe, just the picture in mind). It turned out really good and was so filling! We have enough for a whole other meal left over so I froze it.. hopefully that will reheat well later :)

2 chicken breasts
2 cups frozen broccoli spears
1/2 box of medium size pasta shells
8 oz bag of shredded cheddar cheese
1/3 cup Ranch dressing
1/4 cup butter
nutmeg, to taste
Mr. Dash, to taste
1 tbsp olive oil


Preheat oven to 350.
Boil water and cook pasta according to package directions.
Steam broccoli until done and set aside.
Dice chicken and cook in pan with olive oil. Add Mr. Dash and nutmeg, or whatever seasoning/spices you like. Cook until juices run clear.

Mix pasta and broccoli in a square baking dish.
Add Ranch and butter, while pasta is still hot, and mix.
Mix in the cheese until well blended.
Add chicken and mix.
Sprinkle leftover cheese on top.

Bake on 350 for about 10 minutes, until cheese is well melted, everything is warm, and the cheese on top is a bit crispy.

I made this with spinach instead of broccoli, and no butter, and it turned out great as well!


Cindy said...

So this looks really yummy!!!

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