Chicken, Freezer Friendly, Main Dish

buffalo chicken stuffed shells

My husband loves typical stuffed shells (aka cheese and spinach) so I was a little skeptical of what he’d think of these, since they are completely different and have buffalo wing sauce in them. To my pleasant surprise, they were a big hit with him, receiving and “I’d definitely eat them again” reaction. Hooray! 🙂 Next time I would probably add some Mozzarella to the stuffing as well just to make the inside more cheesy and creamy! 

what you’ll need:

  • 12 oz. box jumbo shell pasta
  • 2 ½ cups marinara sauce
  • ½ cup buffalo wing sauce
  • 2 cups cooked and shredded boneless, skinless chicken breast
  • 16 oz. cottage cheese
  • 1 cup shredded Mozzarella cheese

how you’ll do it:

Preheat oven to 350*
Cook pasta shells according to package; drain
Combine marinara and buffalo wing sauce in a bowl
In another bowl, combine shredded chicken, egg, and cottage cheese until well-combined
Spread 1 cup sauce on the bottom of two 8×8 baking dishes
Stuff shells with chicken mixture, about 1 Tbsp. per shell
Place in sauce-covered dish
Cover shells with remaining sauce and sprinkle with shredded Mozzarella
Bake about 30 minutes or until heated through and cheese is melted

Freezer Directions: Prepare as above, except DO NOT bake. Instead, cover with foil, label, and freeze. To serve: Thaw in fridge. Bake at 350* about 30 minutes or until heated through and cheese is melted.

recipe adapted from onceamonthmom 

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