Chicken Stuffed Shells in Brie Sauce

Craving something comforting and savory but still easy to make? You’ll love this Chicken Stuffed Shells recipe!

Prosciutto Wrapped Chicken Stuffed Shells and Creamy Brie Sauce is a rich and savory easy dinner you'll want to make again and again! #chickenstuffedshells #stuffedshellsrecipe www.savoryexperiments.com


 

These Chicken Stuffed Shells are unlike any other stuffed shells recipe you’ve made. Wrapped in prosciutto and topped with a creamy brie sauce, these stuffed pasta shells will impress your dinner guests any night of the week!

Chicken stuffed shells is a recipe inspired by the winning recipe of a San Giorgio cooking competition I had the pleasure of judging.

Instead of boring, traditional stuffed pasta shells with ricotta, ground beef and tomato sauce, she used tender diced chicken, artichokes and spinach smothered in a silky brie sauce.

Balsamic vinegar adds a bit of acidity for bite and prosciutto, a savory aspect. Finish it off with a rich and decadent creamy brie sauce. It reminded me of my ever-so-popular Seafood Stuffed Shells that everyone goes ga-ga over, so I knew I had to make my own version.

My version of how to make stuffed shells is slightly different than the winning chicken stuffed shells recipe but I like to think mine is just as likely to win over the crowd.

Prosciutto Wrapped Chicken Stuffed Shells and Creamy Brie Sauce is a rich and savory easy dinner you'll want to make again and again! #chickenstuffedshells #stuffedshellsrecipe www.savoryexperiments.com

I added prosciutto as a way to balance the rich brie sauce and more flavor to the stuffed pasta shells. Chicken can be kinda bland, ya know? Plus, I just really love adding prosciutto to my recipes. I mean, it is bacon and bacon makes everything better.

My favorite part of these chicken stuffed shells is the brie sauce. What is brie? Considered the “Queen of Cheeses”, brie is a soft cow’s-milk cheese, that melts easily and has a rich, buttery flavor.

Prosciutto Wrapped Chicken Stuffed Shells and Creamy Brie Sauce is a rich and savory easy dinner you'll want to make again and again! #chickenstuffedshells #stuffedshellsrecipe www.savoryexperiments.com

You’ve probably had it on a cheese platter or even in a delicious turkey and cheese sandwich before. Since it melts so easily, it’s an ideal cheese for making a delicious white sauce to pair with these and other stuffed pasta shells.

Honestly, I’m not sure why it isn’t used more frequently.

For this stuffed shells recipe, the brie sauce complements prosciutto for a decadent and savory flavor. There is a reason this recipe won awards – my mouth is watering just thinking about it!

Prosciutto Wrapped Chicken Stuffed Shells and Creamy Brie Sauce is a rich and savory easy dinner you'll want to make again and again! #chickenstuffedshells #stuffedshellsrecipe www.savoryexperiments.com

Even though it’s so good that you’ll want to shovel it all into your mouth, it’s a recipe where I recommend savoring each bite. And then racing everyone else to the kitchen for a second serving.

As an award-winning recipe, this is definitely something to serve your dinner guests. It’s guaranteed to impress them and it won’t have you spending all day and night in the kitchen. Chicken Stuffed Shells can also be frozen.

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Tools for making Chicken Stuffed Shells:

Wood cutting board – wood won’t dull your knives like plastic and if treated properly, has natural antimicrobial properties.

Good knife – Global is my favorite! They are worth the price, I promise. I am kind of obsessed with them and store them tucked away so no one else can use them. Including hubby. Hands off my good stuff!

Whisks– I buy whisks in multiple sizes. You never know which one you will need.

Prosciutto Wrapped Chicken Stuffed Shells and Creamy Brie Sauce is a rich and savory easy dinner you'll want to make again and again! #chickenstuffedshells #stuffedshellsrecipe www.savoryexperiments.com
Prosciutto Wrapped Chicken Stuffed Shells and Creamy Brie Sauce is a rich and savory easy dinner you'll want to make again and again! #chickenstuffedshells #stuffedshellsrecipe www.savoryexperiments.com

Chicken Stuffed Shells with Creamy Brie Sauce

5 from 3 votes
Prosciutto Wrapped Chicken Stuffed Shells and Creamy Brie Sauce is a rich and savory easy dinner you’ll want to make again and again! 
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 8

Ingredients

Stuffed Shells:

Creamy Brie Sauce:

Garnish (optional):

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. 
  • In a medium mixing bowl, combine shredded chicken, spinach, red onion, artichokes, balsamic vinegar and fine sea salt. Toss to combine. 
  • Stuff mixture into al dente cooked pasta shells, placing snuggly into a baking dish. 
  • Cut 10 pieces of prosciutto into half lengthwise. Wrap each shell in a piece of prosciutto. Set aside. 
  • In a heavy bottom saucepan, add flour and butter, whisking over medium-low heat until a blond roux has formed. 
  • Add brie, whisking well until smooth. 
  • Pour brie sauce over chicken stuffed shells. 
  • Bake, uncovered, for 15-20 minutes or until shells are fully heated. 
  • Remove and top with minced parsley and Parmesan cheese. 
  • If you’ve tried this recipe, please come back and let us know how you liked it! 

Nutrition

Calories: 285 kcal, Carbohydrates: 21 g, Protein: 9 g, Fat: 17 g, Saturated Fat: 7 g, Cholesterol: 43 mg, Sodium: 586 mg, Potassium: 167 mg, Fiber: 1 g, Sugar: 2 g, Vitamin A: 1035 IU, Vitamin C: 8.5 mg, Calcium: 42 mg, Iron: 1 mg
Author: Jessica Formicola
Calories: 285
Course: Main Course, Main Dish
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: Chicken Stuffed Shells
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Jessica Formicola

Jessica the mom, wife and food lover behind Savory Experiments. She is obsessed with butter, salt and bacon and spends all her time in the kitchen and behind a camera. Jessica is a contributor to PopKitchen by Parade, Better Homes & Gardens, The Daily Meal Food + Travel and more!

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Questions and Reviews

  1. The winners and runners up recipes all sound fabulous! Sometimes I really wish that I lived in a larger town that host events like this…

  2. I had never thought of wrapping shells before stuffing them. You are definitely very creative. This is a great recipe.

  3. Yum, yum, I would have to have thirds to be really sure. It would be a difficult sacrifice but sometimes you just have to take one for the team right.
    *giggles*
    You look so cute in your t-shirt.

  4. These shells look amazing. such a great combo. We used to travel to Baltimore every summer to catch a Red Sox game and we LOVE the inner harbor! So beautiful!

  5. What a hard, and yet enjoyable task, to be a judge. Those shells look wonderful as does the sound of that Autumn baked penne recipe!

  6. All I know about Baltimore is what I’ve learned over repeated viewings of Homicide and The Wire and there weren’t so many food-related scenes in those series. 😉 I obviously need to explore your Baltimore Foodie section more!

    And how fun that you got to judge!