Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Chicken Parmesan Stuffed Shells

When it comes to dinner there are times I use a little help from the store, and there are times I use a lot of help from the store:@) The only thing I really "cooked" for these Chicken Parmesan Stuffed Shells were the shells themselves... Frozen chicken nuggets, canned pasta sauce and shredded cheese had this meal come together in no time! I do suggest using the best chicken nuggets you can find. This was a great meal for me with plenty leftover for lunch.
I have done something similar using meatballs and think cooked sausage in the shells would work too.
Not super model pretty, but pretty darn good!

Chicken Parmesan Stuffed Shells-adapted from Plain Chicken
Large shells, cooked, cooled and drained
Chicken Nuggets
Spaghetti sauce-your favorite brand
Mozzarella, shredded
Parmesan for sprinkling on top
  1. Place chicken on counter to begin to thaw while cooking pasta.
  2. Cook shells to desired firmness, drain and rinse well with cold water, drain again.
  3. Pour some spaghetti sauce into the bottom of a baking dish, swirl around to cover bottom and sides of dish. 
  4. Place a chicken nugget in the shell, add some mozzarella and place (open end up) in the dish. Do this for all of the shells.
  5. Add a spoonful of sauce to each shell-as much as you'd like. 
  6. Sprinkle top with extra mozzarella and Parmesan cheese.
  7. Bake at 350 for 30  minutes or until bubbly and hot. Finish under broiler to brown up the cheese on top if desired.
  8. Serve with extra spaghetti sauce, optional.
  9. Head over to Plain Chicken HERE to see how she made hers, she used Popcorn Chicken and different cheeses.
Eat well and have a happy day:@)


  1. Lynn, I love that your shells use chicken nuggets :) Pretty darn easy and good too!

  2. I am much calmer about meals when I have the ingredients already around for just such a dish. This looks good!!


  3. Aren't you the clever one, much as I like to cook, there are plenty of days I am looking for a handy short cut :) This looks like a keeper~

  4. nice to know you take short-cuts, too. i don't cook - i assemble food. :)

  5. I am so trying this. I have a Costco sized bag of nuggets to use. Did you just make it up?

  6. Chicken nuggets...brilliant! Love stuffed shells! YUM!


  7. This looks like really yummy comfort food!

    Big Texas Hugs,
    Susan and Bentley

  8. Now if that's not the easiest stuffed past meal ever, Lynn, and so kid friendly,too. This is a must try for sure!!

  9. Love this, do come up with some delicious and easy foods....gotta make this one.

  10. Great idea! Looks wonderful.

  11. It's wonderful to have a few shortcuts to make an easy dinner. My family loves stuffed shells---need to make a chicken version soon!

  12. mmmm!! I would eat the left overs for breakfast! lol! sounds so good!
    have a great Friday!


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