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5 from 8 votes

Chicken Parmesan Stuffed Shells

These chicken parmesan stuffed shells are delicious, decadent and most importantly cheesy! Giant pasta shells are stuffed with breaded chicken an cooked in tomato sauce for a dish that the whole family will love!
Prep Time1 hr
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time1 hr 20 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Italian
Servings: 6 people
Calories: 716.38kcal
Author: Becky Hardin - Easy Chicken Recipes


  • 12 oz jumbo shell pasta
  • ¼ cup + 1 tbsp olive oil divided
  • 1 cup yellow onion chopped small
  • 3 cloves garlic crushed
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • ¼ cup all-purpose white flour
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • pinch of black pepper
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tbsp water
  • cup plain bread crumbs
  • 1 cup parmesan cheese divided
  • ¼ tsp onion powder
  • ½ tsp oregano
  • 8 oz shredded mozzarella cheese divided
  • 3 1/2 cups tomato sauce divided
  • 4 oz fresh mozzarella cheese sliced thin


  • Cook pasta shells, following directions for noodles to be al dente (or cut 2 minutes off the recommended cook time), set aside
  • Add 1 tbsp olive oil to a large skillet, heat over medium
  • Add the onions, sauté 3-4 minutes
  • Add the garlic and season with salt, sauté 2-3 minutes
  • Transfer the onions and garlic to a bowl and set aside
  • Pat the chicken dry, slice the breasts in half so they are half as thin
  • Add the flour, salt and pepper to a shallow bowl
  • Crack the egg and water into a shallow bowl and whisk it with a fork
  • Add the bread crumbs, ⅓ cup parmesan cheese, onion powder and oregano to another shallow bowl
  • First dredge the chicken in the flour mixture, then dip it into the egg mixture and then dredge it in the bread crumb mixture
  • Heat ¼ cup olive oil over medium-high heat
  • Add the chicken to the skillet and fry for 4-5 minutes on each side
  • Remove chicken from the skillet
  • Cut the chicken into bite sized pieces
  • In a large bowl, mix the chicken with the onions and garlic
  • Add 2 cups tomato sauce, ¾ cup shredded mozzarella cheese and ½ cup parmesan cheese
  • Preheat oven to 400°F
  • Pour ½ cup tomato sauce into a large baking dish, spread it out to coat the bottom of the pan
  • Scoop the chicken mixture into the shells and place them in the baking dish
  • Top the shells with 1 cup tomato sauce, the remaining shredded mozzarella cheese, fresh mozzarella and remaining parmesan cheese
  • Place the baking dish into the oven and bake for 20 minutes



Calories: 716.38kcal | Carbohydrates: 63.32g | Protein: 45.04g | Fat: 31.31g | Saturated Fat: 12.73g | Cholesterol: 155.22mg | Sodium: 1595.13mg | Potassium: 909.96mg | Fiber: 4.89g | Sugar: 9.87g | Vitamin A: 1190.02IU | Vitamin C: 12.45mg | Calcium: 547.55mg | Iron: 4.01mg