Cheese and Chicken Shells

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Cheese and Chicken Shells

WW Points Plus: 9 points for 3 shells

12 jumbo pasta shells
1 1/2 c pasta sauce
2 large egg whites, gently beaten
1 1/2 c part skim ricotta cheese
4 oz. chicken, cooked and diced
1 c frozen spinach (chopped) thawed (drain all excess water)

2 tsp garlic powder
1 tbsp oregano
1 tbsp chopped basil
3/4 c part-skim mozzarella cheese, shredded
1/3 c grated parmesan cheese

Preheat oven to 350
Cook shells in boiling water according to the directions on box.
Rinse with cold water and set aside for later use.

Lightly spray a 9×13 pan with cooking spray and spread 1/2 c of pasta sauce evenly over the bottom of the pan. Set aside.

For filling: Stir together egg whites, ricotta, chicken, spinach, garlic powder, basil, and seasoning. Stir in 1/4 c of mozzarella cheese and parmesan cheese.

Fill each shell with mixture and place filled shells in the baking dish on top of the sauce. Spread remaining sauce on top. Sprinkle with remaining cheese and salt and pepper to taste. Bake for 30 minutes.

Adapted from Cheesy Chicken Shells via

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  3. YUM! YUM! Wow…I want those now!!
    Thanks for sharing :)

  4. 1 – Those look delicous
    2 – Love your new design. LOVE IT!!!
    3 – You should do the weekly Pinterest Inspired link up!

  5. These look soooo good! I’m saving this to add to our monthly menu.

  6. I just pinned it as well! This looks great.

  7. Anonymous says:

    How many points for the Old Points?

  8. What’s the serving size (how many shells equal the 12 points)?

  9. I pinned this awhile back and I’ve had it repinned almost 500 times! There’s a lot of people out there trying this delicious recipe. I love your blog and seeing updates on your adorable little girl (I have two 16 month old boys, so it’s fun to see what little girls around the same age are up to) I hope you post more Weight Watcher recipes, I think eating healthy is on almost everybody’s new year’s resolution list including mine.

  10. Anonymous says:

    its says 3 shells is 9 points not 12

  11. Anonymous says:

    This looks amazing!!! Can’t wait to try it. Love your family pic:)

  12. Isaw this on Pintrest. My new obsession, anyway, they look deliciously amazing. My blog has all WW PP values added to my recipes. Feel free to check them out. Let me know if you decide to try one out. I know my hubby will love these shells. I hope to make them soon and will let you know how they turned out. PS I LOVE your blog.

  13. Anonymous says:

    I made these tonight and the are yummy! I’m an avid ww follower and think I’ve made this recipe before, but it was great to be reminded of it!. Thanks!

  14. This is going on the menu next week. I plugged in the ingredients on WW site and it came out to 4 points per shell w/o the chicken.

    • Anonymous says:

      I got the same thing too. For 3 shells, it was 13 points, but I’m still excited to try them… just might eat a smaller portion!

  15. I made this last night and let me tell you they are amazing even my 3 year old couldn’t get enough!

  16. Do you happen to know how many calories are in one serving?

  17. Jennifer Parra says:

    Its 6 points for the old WW points πŸ˜‰

  18. @Jennifer Parra, is it 6 old points for three shells?

  19. I assume, but wanted to double check, that the oregano and basil are meant to be fresh?

  20. How much chicken does is recipe call for?

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  22. Joy Pablo says:

    I just cooked these and it was absolutely AMAZING!!!!! So delicious thank you for such a great recipe

  23. Thanks for sharing the recipe. I am always looking for simple recipes because of our busy schedule. Plan on making these this weekend!

  24. Jotting down some notes so I make this recipe later. I usually just cook for my boyfriend and myself, I don’t mind leftovers. But do you think it would be okay to cut this recipe in half to feed the two of us? Also, in your original recipe, you use 4oz chicken, typically I use chicken breasts for recipes like these. About how many breasts would that be?

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  26. Should the chicken already be cooked or does it cook in the oven?

  27. Marsha Swardenski says:

    I love Shells Florentine with mushroom cream sauce. Is there a mushroom. Cream sauce that could be used with these in p,ace of the pasta or marinara sauce??

  28. I am making this for dinner tonite and I am not using chicken. How many points is 3 shells without chicken. Please email me as soon as possible so I can count my points accurately.

  29. Jessica Desarro says:

    I added everything up and it’s 4 points per shell. How did you get your points?

  30. I have made this several times and I love it and so does everyone else!(: I make a few tweaks like just using Italian seasoning instead of just the basil and Oregano but it is easy to make however it is time consuming.

  31. How many points is this recipe without the chicken. I am making this tonite.

  32. Jennifer says:

    I’m not sure, Lisa. I just put this into a nutrition calculator when I first made it a few years ago to come up with the values.


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