Cheesy Chicken Shells Recipe

Looking for an easy Cheesy Chicken Shells recipe? Learn how to make Cheesy Chicken Shells using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by sugarspundt

Makes 4 servings



Yummy, lower-calorie Italian dish (adapted from the Weight Watchers recipe of the same name, which, on Points Plus, is 11 points). Super delicious, satisfying, and filling! One of our family favorites.

Recipe Ingredients for Cheesy Chicken Shells

12 pieces Unico Jumbo Shells
1.5 cup Prego Italian Sauce Tomato Basil Garlic
66 grams Egg, White
434 grams Ricotta, Part Skim Milk Cheese
4 oz Chicken, Breast, Meat Only
0.75 cup Frozen Cut Leaf Spinach
1 tsp Garlic Powder
1 tbsp Oregano, Ground
0.75 cup Reduced Fat Mozzarella Shredded Cheese
0.33 cup Parmesan, Grated Cheese

Recipe Directions for Cheesy Chicken Shells

  1. Preheat oven to 350F.

  2. Cook manicotti shells in boiling water according to the package directions. Drain and rinse with cold water to prevent them from cooking further. Set aside.

  3. Coat a 9 x 13-inch pan with cooking spray. Spread 1/2 cup of sauce evenly over bottom of pan and set aside.

  4. For filling, in a large bowl, stir together egg whites, ricotta cheese, chicken, spinach, garlic powder and seasoning. Stir in 1/4 cup each of mozzarella cheese and Parmesan cheese.

  5. To assemble, spoon cheese mixture into manicotti shells and place filled shells in a single layer in baking dish. Spread remaining sauce on top. Sprinkle with remaining cheeses and bake about 30 minutes. Yields 3 shells per serving.

Categories

Pasta, Main Dish, Italian, Bake, Boil

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 319.8g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
469
Calories from Fat
156
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
17.3g
27%
Saturated Fat
8.7g
43%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
73mg
24%
Sodium
798mg
33%
Potassium
561mg
16%
Total Carbohydrates
37.9g
13%
Dietary Fiber
3.7g
15%
Sugars
8.2g
Protein
37.3g
Vitamin A 32% Vitamin C 6%
Calcium 59% Iron 17%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
92% confidence
B
  Good points
  • High in calcium
  • High in selenium
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