Stovetop BBQ Chicken Shells and Cheese

Stovetop BBQ Chicken Shells and Cheese might be just the main course you are searching for. For $4.55 per serving, this recipe covers 44% of your daily requirements of vitamins and minerals. One serving contains 1178 calories, 64g of protein, and 51g of fat. This recipe serves 4. 1871 person were impressed by this recipe. A mixture of flour, gouda cheese, low fat milk, and a handful of other ingredients are all it takes to make this recipe so tasty. It is brought to you by How Sweet Eats. From preparation to the plate, this recipe takes approximately 50 minutes. With a spoonacular score of 98%, this dish is outstanding. If you like this recipe, take a look at these similar recipes: Stovetop Buffalo Chicken Shells + Cheese, Stovetop BBQ Chicken: Juicy Barbecue Chicken, No Grill Required, and Stovetop Beef 'n' Shells.

Servings: 4

Preparation duration: 10 minutes

Cooking duration: 40 minutes

 

Ingredients:

crumbled bacon for topping

1 cup of your favorite BBQ sauce

2 cooked chicken breasts, cut into cubes

2 teaspoons dijon mustard

1/4 cup flour

1 handful of fresh cilantro, chopped

1 handful of fresh parsley, chopped

4 ounces gouda cheese, freshly grated

4 green onions, thinly sliced

2 cups low-fat milk

2 tablespoons olive oil

1/2 teaspoon pepper

1 red onion, thinly sliced

1 teaspoon salt

4 tablespoons unsalted butter

4 ounces white cheddar cheese, freshly grated

4 cups whole wheat pasta shells

Equipment:

pot

whisk

colander

Cooking instruction summary:

Toss chicken with 1/2 cup of BBQ sauce and set aside.Heat a large soup-type pot over medium-low heat. Add olive oil and butter, then toss in sliced onions with salt and pepper. Cover and cook for 15-20 minutes, stirring occasionally until caramelized. While onions are cooking, prepare water for pasta and bring to a boil. I only cooked my pasta for about 5 minutes because it will go directly into the hot cheese sauce. I tried to time it so my pasta was done only a few minutes before adding it to the sauce, but if it's done much earlier, just set it aside in a colander.Increase heat to medium under the onions and add flour, whisking constantly to create a roux. Cook for 5 minutes, until golden and fragrant, stirring often. Add in milk, whisking constantly, and stir for another 5 minutes until slightly thickened. Reduce heat to medium-low and add in grated cheeses and mustard. Continue to stir until sauce is creamy and cheese has melted. Add in shells and stir to coat, then toss in chicken. Drizzle the rest of the BBQ sauce on top.Serve immediately with green onions, bacon, parsley and cilantro on top - and more sauce if desired!Note: this reheats well - just add a splash of milk and stir, stir, stir.

 

Step by step:


1. Toss chicken with 1/2 cup of BBQ sauce and set aside.

2. Heat a large soup-type pot over medium-low heat.

3. Add olive oil and butter, then toss in sliced onions with salt and pepper. Cover and cook for 15-20 minutes, stirring occasionally until caramelized. While onions are cooking, prepare water for pasta and bring to a boil. I only cooked my pasta for about 5 minutes because it will go directly into the hot cheese sauce. I tried to time it so my pasta was done only a few minutes before adding it to the sauce, but if it's done much earlier, just set it aside in a colander.Increase heat to medium under the onions and add flour, whisking constantly to create a roux. Cook for 5 minutes, until golden and fragrant, stirring often.

4. Add in milk, whisking constantly, and stir for another 5 minutes until slightly thickened. Reduce heat to medium-low and add in grated cheeses and mustard. Continue to stir until sauce is creamy and cheese has melted.

5. Add in shells and stir to coat, then toss in chicken.

6. Drizzle the rest of the BBQ sauce on top.

7. Serve immediately with green onions, bacon, parsley and cilantro on top - and more sauce if desired!Note: this reheats well - just add a splash of milk and stir, stir, stir.


Nutrition Information:

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1177k Calories
64g Protein
50g Total Fat
121g Carbs
36% Health Score
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Calories
1177k
59%

Fat
50g
78%

  Saturated Fat
24g
150%

Carbohydrates
121g
40%

  Sugar
32g
36%

Cholesterol
185mg
62%

Sodium
2027mg
88%

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Protein
64g
129%

Selenium
117µg
168%

Manganese
3mg
166%

Vitamin B3
18mg
95%

Phosphorus
940mg
94%

Calcium
652mg
65%

Magnesium
218mg
55%

Vitamin K
53µg
51%

Vitamin B1
0.76mg
50%

Vitamin B6
0.99mg
49%

Vitamin B2
0.78mg
46%

Zinc
6mg
42%

Iron
6mg
34%

Copper
0.63mg
32%

Vitamin A
1486IU
30%

Potassium
986mg
28%

Vitamin B5
2mg
28%

Vitamin B12
1µg
28%

Folate
108µg
27%

Vitamin E
2mg
17%

Vitamin D
2µg
14%

Vitamin C
6mg
8%

Fiber
1g
7%

covered percent of daily need
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