Chicken Taco Stuffed Pasta Shells

Chicken Taco Stuffed Pasta Shells Recipe

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Monica Price

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@MonicaMomOf7

This is a family favorite! I have 7 (somewhat) picky eaters and this recipe pleases them all!

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★★★★★ 2 votes

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Serves:
8

Ingredients

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  • 4
    chicken breasts
  • 1 c
    water
  • 1 pkg
    hv ranch dressing mix
  • 1 pkg
    taco seasoning mix
  • 8 oz
    cream cheese, room temperature
  • 1 box
    jumbo pasta shells
  • 2 Tbsp
    butter, room temperature
  • 1/4 c
    taco sauce plus more for drizzling
  • 3 c
    shredded mexican cheese, or your favorite
  • 1/3 pkg
    tortilla chips, crushed
  • ·
    toppings such as: shredded lettuce, diced tomatoes, sliced black olives, sliced green onions, guacomole, sour cream, salsa, taco sauce

How to Make Chicken Taco Stuffed Pasta Shells

Step-by-Step

  1. 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 until cream cheese has melted. Set aside.
  2. Boil pasta shells according to package directions; drain and toss with butter.
  3. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Thinly coat bottom of 9x13” baking pan with 1/4 cup taco sauce.
  4. Stuff each shell with meat filling, careful not to overfill (about 2 tablespoonfuls). Place each shell on top of taco sauce in pan, making sure they touch. Drizzle more taco sauce over top of each filled shell.
  5. 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 top layer of cheese is melted.
  6. 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.

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About Chicken Taco Stuffed Pasta Shells

Course/Dish: Chicken, Pasta, Tacos & Burritos
Regional Style: Mexican
Other Tag: Quick & Easy




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