Chicken Taco Stuffed Pasta Shells Recipe @pinch

An easy meal your family will love. It is a taco twist on stuffed shells. Pasta shells are stuffed with a creamy chicken mixture that's full of taco flavor. The combination of ranch and taco seasoning is fabulous and makes the dish. Stuffing the shells takes some time, but it comes together quickly. Pro havetip, use a piping bag or Ziploc bag with the corner cut off to fill the shells. This is a family favorite! I have 7 (somewhat) picky eaters and this recipe pleases them all!

chicken taco stuffed pasta shells
Prep time: Cook time:
Recipe Cuisine: Mexican Recipe Category: Chicken Yield: 6 Servings
Ingredients :
  • 4 - chicken breasts
  • 1 cup(s) water
  • 1 package(s) Hidden Valley ranch dressing mix
  • 1 package(s) taco seasoning mix
  • 8 ounce(s) cream cheese, room temperature
  • 1 box(es) jumbo pasta shells
  • 2 tablespoon(s) butter, room temperature
  • 1/4 cup(s) taco sauce plus more for drizzling
  • 3 cup(s) shredded Mexican cheese, or your favorite
  • 1/3 package(s) tortilla chips, crushed
  • - toppings such as: shredded lettuce, diced tomatoes, sliced black olives, sliced green onions, guacomole, sour cream, salsa, taco sauce
Intructions :
  • Boil chicken breasts until tender. Chop and place in skillet/pan. Mix together both seasoning packets with water; pour over chicken and toss
  • Add cream cheese and cook on medium heat
  • When the cream cheese has melted, set aside
  • Boil pasta shells according to package directions; drain and toss with butter
  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Thinly coat the bottom of a 9x13 baking pan with 1/4 cup taco sauce
  • Stuff each shell with meat filling, careful not to overfill (about 2 tablespoonfuls). Place each shell on top of taco sauce in the pan, making sure they touch
  • Drizzle more taco sauce over top of each filled shell
  • Top with 2 cups cheese. Bake until cheese is melted
  • Remove from oven. Crush tortilla chips to make about 1 cup (more if you like) and sprinkle over shells. Top with 1 cup of cheese. Bake again until the top layer of cheese is melted
  • Serve with your favorite taco toppings. A 9x13 pan will fit about 25 shells. You can substitute the chicken for 2 pounds of lean ground beef.

Rated 5/5 based on 63 Reviews

Keyword : recipe-Mexican-Chicken-Bake

Most Popular Recipes