Buffalo Chicken Stuffed Shells

Monday, June 27, 2011

Buffalo Chicken Stuffed Shells Adapted from Sugar Crafter
1 package 12 oz. jumbo shells
13 oz. cooked and shredded chicken breast
3/4 cup hot sauce, I used Franks
3 oz. sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
3 oz. mozzarella cheese, shredded, part skim
3 oz. parmesan cheese, shredded
1 1/2 cup ricotta cheese, part skim
1 (8 oz) pkg. cream cheese, light
1/2 cup ranch dressing, light

Directions:  Prepare pasta shells as directed on package. Mix all the ingredients except for the shells in a large bowl. Stuff each shell with as much filling as it will hold. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Place in a dish sprayed with cooking spray. I put these in a 9 x 13 and an 8 x 8 casserole. Top with green onions if desired.

-I used Frank's Buffalo Wing Sauce
-I added extra chicken and cheese on top of the shells.

Here's what you'll need:

Put the chicken in water to cook.  Also, cook the shells according to the package directions.

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

Mix together the wing sauce, cream cheese, ricotta, and cheeses.

Take the chicken out and shred it.  Add it to the wing sauce mixture.

Drain the shells and place them in a greased baking dish.

Spoon the mixture into the shells.

I decided to add a bit more chicken and cheese to the top of the shells.

Into the oven for about 10-15 minutes (that's my pizza stone underneath the dish) 

Here's what you'll end up with:

Our Thoughts:
Scott and I both really like hot wing dip so I was interested to try this recipe.  It had great flavor and the shells really added the extra texture like chips normally do.

While we do like hot wing dip, we didn't really like it as our meal.  I think this would be perfect as an appetizer but as a meal it was just a little too much.

I individually stuffed all of these shells but I think that it would be much easier to cook the shells and pour them into a baking dish.  Then, mix the rest of the ingredients per the recipe but just pour it over the shells.  You can still add extra chicken and cheese if you choose or maybe even drizzle with extra Ranch dressing.  The flavor would be the same but the process would be easier.

Hope you enjoy!


Holly said...

I was going to say that the hot sauce mixture looked amazing! Yummy!!

Debbi Does Dinner Healthy said...

I made these and they were great!

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