Cheesy Pesto Chicken Stuffed Shells


20-22 jumbo pasta shells
Pesto chicken mixture:
2 chicken breasts
Fresh cracked dark pepper
2 Tbsp vegetable crude for cooking
½ loving cup pesto
1 Tbsp olive oil
½ loving cup Italian cheese mix

Ricotta mixture:
15 oz ricotta cheese
1 egg
½ loving cup Italian cheese mix
1 garlic clove, pressed
5-6 basil leaves

1 Tbsp butter
1½ Tbsp flour
1½ cups whole milk
3 Tbsp dry out Parmesan cheese
Fresh cracked dark pepper
1½ cups Mozzarella cheese
*Optional: fresh grated Parmesan cheese when serving

  1. Cook pasta shells al dente, drain together with laid aside. *Tip: I similar to ready 2-3 extra shells simply inwards example about become damaged every bit they cook. (So you lot tin ready 25, simply inwards case.)
  2. Cook chicken inwards a pan, over medium heat, seasoned alongside about tabular array salt together with pepper. Once chicken is done, accept it out together with allow it cool plenty to hold out handled. Once it's cooled, die the chicken.
  3. Preheat oven to 375. Lightly grease a 9x13 casserole dish.
  4. In ane mixing bowl, combine diced, cooked chicken, olive oil, Italian cheese mix together with pesto. Mix rattling good together with laid side.
  5. In about other mixing bowl, combine all ingredients for ricotta mixture. Mix until all polish together with laid aside.
  6. In a sauce pot, melt butter over medium heat. Whisk inwards flour until combined. Start adding milk piece of cake spell nonetheless whisking therefore that the mixture is smooth. Add salt, pepper together with dry out Parmesan cheese. Bring sauce to simmer, stirring often.
  7. Pour sauce all over the bottom of the prepared casserole dish.
  8. Stuff each crunch alongside about ricotta mixture, filling them most ⅓ full, together with therefore about pesto chicken mixture.
  9. Nestle stuffed shells inwards the casserole dish, inwards the sauce, ane correct adjacent to the other.
  10. Spread mozzarella cheese over the altitude of stuffed shells.
  11. Bake for most twenty minutes.
  12. *You tin grate about Parmesan cheese correct over the cooked shells every bit you lot serve it.

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