Easy and Delicious Stuffed Mexican Chicken Shells Recipe

If you’re a fan of Mexican cuisine and pasta, you’re in for a treat with this recipe for Stuffed Mexican Chicken Shells! These flavorful shells, also known as Taco Stuffed Shells, are sure to become a new favorite in your household.

The best part about this dish is that it yields two large 9×13″ pans. You can enjoy one right away and save the other for a busy night when you need a quick and tasty dinner. You could even share the second pan with a friend who could use a delicious meal.

To make this recipe even more convenient, consider using a rotisserie chicken for the filling. This timesaving tip allows you to enjoy this delicious dish with minimal effort.

Stuffing the Shells

Once you have cooked the shells al dente, you may find it challenging to stuff them. Here’s a helpful technique: hold a cooked shell in one hand and use a spoon to scoop the filling inside with your other hand. This method makes the process a breeze.

Freezing for Later

If you love freezer meals as much as I do, you’ll be thrilled to know that this recipe is freezer-friendly. Since it makes two pans of shells, you can easily freeze one for a future meal on a busy day.

To freeze the shells, prepare them as directed, but omit the salsa and shredded cheese topping. Use an airtight covered container, a disposable aluminum pan with a lid (readily available at most grocery stores), or a gallon-sized resealable bag. These shells will remain delicious in the freezer for up to 30 days.

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When you’re ready to enjoy them, simply remove the shells from the freezer. Pour salsa in the bottom of a baking pan, add the shells, and then top with the remaining salsa and cheese. Bake as directed, and soon you’ll have a hot, comforting meal that tastes just as amazing as it did when freshly made.

Remember, pasta can become mushy when thawed, so I recommend cooking the shells one minute less than al dente before freezing. This slight undercooking will help maintain their texture and prevent them from becoming overly mushy when reheated.

Explore More Stuffed Shell Recipes

If you enjoy the concept of stuffed shells, why not try other delicious variations? Here are some options to consider:

  • Philly Cheesesteak Stuffed Shells
  • Chicken Alfredo Stuffed Shells Recipe
  • Veggie Stuffed Shells
  • Easy Ricotta Stuffed Shells Recipe
  • Italian Stuffed Zucchini Recipe

These recipes offer a range of exciting flavors and ingredients, allowing you to experiment with different combinations to suit your taste.

Serving Suggestions

Complete your meal by pairing these Stuffed Mexican Chicken Shells with some tasty side dishes. Here are a few ideas to inspire you:

  • Mexican Street Corn Salad
  • Slow Cooker Refried Beans
  • Spanish Brown Rice
  • Mexicorn
  • Mexican Salsa Rice

These flavorful sides will complement the Stuffed Mexican Chicken Shells perfectly, elevating your dining experience.

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So, what are you waiting for? Gather your ingredients and get ready to make this mouthwatering recipe for Stuffed Mexican Chicken Shells. With its exciting flavors and versatility, it’s bound to become a new favorite in your kitchen. Happy cooking!

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