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Monday, October 31, 2011

Recipe: Chicken Stuffed Shells

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This meal is easy to make and the kids love it!
serves 8
Prep time:  15 minutes


1 box Jumbo pasta shells
3 (12.5 oz.) cans chicken
2 (10.5 oz) cans cream of chicken soup
1/3  can evaporated milk
dried parsley
1 (6 oz.) box chicken flavored stuffing mix -0r- 1 recipe homemade stuffing mix (*see note)

Cook and drain pasta, set aside.  Prepare the stuffing mix and place in a big bowl.  Combine chicken, prepared stuffing and one can of cream of chicken soup, mix well.  Stuff shells with chicken mixture and place in a greased 9 x 13 baking pan or two smaller pans if baking in sun oven.  Mix the remaining can of cream of chicken soup and 1/2 can of evaporated milk together (add parsley if wanted) and spread over the shells.  Cover with foil and bake at 350 for 30 minutes or until hot and bubbly.

Mix 1/3 of the can of canned milk into the cream of chicken soup.

Pour sauce over top of shells, cover with foil and bake 30 minutes until hot.


  • You should try making your own stuffing if you’ve never tried it before.  It’s really easy, it just requires time in the oven.  Here’s the recipe I love using for homemade stuffing.  When planned ahead, this stuffing always tastes so much better than anything boxed!
Homemade Stuffing Mix
4 cups dried bread cubes and crumbs
1/4 tsp. lemon pepper
1/2 tsp. garlic powder
2 tsp. dried parsley
1/2 tsp. dried chives
1/4 tsp. paprika
1/2 tsp. poultry seasoning

dash celery seed
2 tsp. dried onions
1/2 tsp. seasoned salt
1/8 tsp. turmeric
1 tsp. powdered chicken bouillon
4 TBS canned butter or oil
To make Homemade Stuffing Mix:
Cut bread into 1/2 inch cubes and spread on a cookie sheet to bake at 300 degrees for 20 minutes.  Reduce oven temperature to 200 degrees and continue baking for 2 hours.  Remove dried bread and add seasonings.  Heat 1 3/4 cups of water or broth to boiling and add 4 TBS butter or oil.  Remove from heat and add dried bread and seasonings and let sit for 5 minutes.

In my book this recipe is used as a:
*Long Term Recipe
*Sun Oven Recipe
*3 month Recipe