With the summer months right around the corner, I have been planning out my children’s summer fun in advance. What day camps will they attend? Will they take swim lessons? What kinds of lunches and meals should I make? While it sounds easy, it is quite the task.
Since I am both a food and lifestyle blogger, you’d think I would have meals under control. But, the truth is, sometimes I am stuck in a meal rut. Grilled meals can only go so far in the summer weather wise, so I need back up plans.
Meals that are hearty and flavorful, but not too complicated or time consuming are ideal. That is why I love to use quality shortcut meal ingredients like Tyson® Grilled & Ready® Chicken Breast Strips.
Our family loves these products because they really are family friendly! My kids love their breaded products while my husband and I tend to go for their grilled line of chicken.
What I really love about Tyson Grilled & Ready Chicken Breast Strips is that they are already conveniently grilled and sliced. They are 100% natural, made with white meat chicken, and are 97% fat free which is perfect for my lifestyle! Rest assured knowing that there are also no preservatives, hormones, or steroids. All you have to do is heat them up to prepare, and you can easily enjoy them on a salad, or in a meal like these Irresistible Baked Stuffed Shells with Grilled Chicken, Sautéed Spinach, and Tomato. The bag is also resealable which is perfect to maintain freshness.
Stuffed shells are a family favorite because they are very versatile. You can fill them with an abundance of cheeses, protein, or even simply veggies. Typically, I added meat, red sauce, and lots of cheese to my shells.
Today however, I wanted the flavors of the the chicken breast and the sautéed veggies to really shine. I opted for cottage and ricotta cheeses, and a dusting of mozzarella. I did not use any pasta sauces to allow the flavor combination to shine.
I don’t know about you but sautéed garlic, onion, and spinach produce the most heavenly smell ever!! This combination paired with the mild cottage and ricotta cheese really make this a ‘lick your plate worthy’ kind of meal. In fact, my 2 girls did just that–the picky boy, not so much!
You could probably even use a rotisserie chicken for this meal. They not only have an authentic grilled flavor, but they saved me a major step of having to pan- cook, or grill chicken. Any time saving kitchen tips are surely appreciated for the hectic summer months!
That is why these stuffed shells are ideal for those rainy days of summer, or those summer days where you want to be ambitious and make freezer meals.
This is the perfect stuffed shells freezer meal!!
Want to try this lip-smacking good Irresistible Baked Stuffed Shells with Grilled Chicken, Sautéed Spinach, and Tomato? Get the printable recipe today! I am super confident you will love this recipe! Be sure to rate it once you make it to share the love with others!
What is your favorite way to prepare stuffed shells for your family? Leave me a comment!
Irresistible Baked Stuffed Shells with Grilled Chicken, Sautéed Spinach, and Tomato
- 1 1/2 cups Tyson® Grilled & Ready Chicken Strips heated & cubed
- 1 box jumbo shells pasta cooked al dente
- 3/4 cup mozzarella cheese
- 16 ounces cottage cheese
- 16 ounces riccotta
- 1/2 cup cherry tomatoes sliced in halves
- black pepper, onion power, basil, and garlic powder to taste sauteed veggies
- 2 tablespoons EVOO
- 2 cloves garlic minced
- 1 medium onion diced
- 2 cups spinach
- 1 tablespoon fresh parsley for garnish
- Boil shells until al dente, then rinse in cool water, and drain.
- In a cast iron skillet, add oil, and saute onion and garlic with the powdered spices for 3 mins.
- Add in spinach and saute for 1-2 extra mins.
- Remove from heat and set aside.
- In a large bowl, add the ricotta and cottage cheese.
- Add in veggie mixture, and diced chicken.
- Combine well.
- Using a spoon, fill each shell carefully with mixture, add to a casserole pan, and repeat until done.
- Top shells with tomato and mozzarella.
- Bake at 350 for 20 mins.
- Top with fresh parsley before enjoying!