Chicken Broccoli Stuffed Shells

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Chicken and Broccoli Stuffed Shells is a delicious dinner that is sure to satisfy. Jumbo pasta shells filled with chicken, broccoli, cheese and an easy homemade Alfredo sauce, all topped with buttered bread crumbs.

chicken broccoli stuffed shells


Our favorite chicken alfredo stuffed shells recipe

Chicken and broccoli stuffed shells has quickly become a family favorite. It even won the kids seal of approval and that is saying A LOT! 

I love the combination of chicken and broccoli like this Homemade Chicken and Broccoli Hot Pocket. You can take shortcuts with this meal by using rotisserie chicken and jarred Alfredo sauce. I make my own Alfredo and it takes less than 10 minutes.

How to make alfredo stuffed shells

  1. Cook the shell pasta: Cook the pasta according to the packaging. You will want to cook them al dente.
  2. Make Alfredo: Heat the cream cheese and butter over medium heat. Stir in cream and then Parmesan chese.
  3. Shell mixture: In a separate bowl, stir together chicken, broccoli, Parmesan cheese, cheddar cheese, and Alfredo sauce.
  4. Stuff shells: Stuff the cooked shells with the chicken mixture.
  5. Bake: Place the shells in a casserole dish. Top the stuffed shells with mixture of bread crumbs and melted butter. Bake for about 30 minutes.
chicken broccoli alfredo stuffed shells

Tips for making chicken alfredo stuffed shells

  • Short on time? Use jarred Alfredo sauce.
  • Don’t want the bread crumbs? Top with a little extra cheddar cheese or just leave them as is.
  • Don’t forget to spray the bottom of the baking dish so the shells don’t stick.
  • I like serving this dish with a little side salad for a complete meal.
stuffed shells

How to store and reheat Chicken and Broccoli Stuffed Shells

This chicken and broccoli dish is a great one to double the recipe and make two. One to eat now and one to freeze. To freeze, cover and freeze unbaked casserole. When you are ready to eat, thaw in the refrigerator and then bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes or until cooked through.

Stuffed pasta shells in baking dish.

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Stuffed shell on a serving spoon.
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Chicken and Broccoli Stuffed Shells

By Heather
Chicken and Broccoli Stuffed Shells is a delicious dinner that is sure to satisfy. Jumbo pasta shells filled with chicken, broccoli, cheese and an easy homemade Alfredo sauce,all topped with buttered bread crumbs. 
Prep: 15 minutes
Cook: 25 minutes
Total: 40 minutes
Servings: 6


  • 2 cup cooked shredded, chopped chicken I used rotisserie
  • 1 box jumbo pasta shells, cooked and drained
  • 1 cup steamed, chopped broccoli
  • 1 cup mild cheddar cheese
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • salt and pepper

Alfredo sauce

  • 1 8 oz cream cheese
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • salt and pepper

Crumb topping

  • 1/2 cup Panko bread crumbs
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted


Alfredo sauce

  • Heat a medium saucepan over medium heat. Add cream cheese and butter. 
  • Stir until cream cheese and butter start to melt and become creamy. Slowly stir in cream. 
  • Keep stirring and add in Parmesan cheese. Stir and cook for about 5 minutes. Season with salt and pepper. Reserve about 1/4 cup of sauce. 

Stuffed Shells

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Spray baking dish with non-stick cooking spray. Spread reserved 1/4 cup Alfredo sauce over the bottom of baking dish. 
  • In a large bowl, mix together chicken, broccoli, cheddar cheese, Parmesan cheese, and Alfredo sauce. Season with a little salt and pepper. 
  • Spoon mixture into cooked pasta shells. Place the shells into baking dish. 
  • In a small bowl, mix together melted butter and Panko bread crumbs. Sprinkle over the top of shells. 
  • Bake for 25-30 minutes or until bread crumbs become golden brown. 


Calories: 809kcal | Carbohydrates: 48g | Protein: 30g | Fat: 54g | Saturated Fat: 31g | Cholesterol: 181mg | Sodium: 605mg | Potassium: 341mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 1720IU | Vitamin C: 13.8mg | Calcium: 341mg | Iron: 1.9mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
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  1. It states that it serves 6, but it doesn’t give how big the serving size is. For example if this amount served 6 people how much would each person get on average. Could you please let me know. Thank you!