Chicken Broccoli Shells & Cheese

Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 8
This easy to make recipe combines creamy cheese, chicken, and broccoli to create the perfect comfort food.


  • 8 oz pasta shells (3 cups dried)

  • 2 Tbsp canola oil

  • 1 lb boneless, skinless chicken breasts, diced

  • 1 (16 oz) bag frozen broccoli florets    

  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour

  • 1 cup 1% low-fat milk 

  • 1 cup unsalted chicken broth

  • 1 tsp garlic powder

  • 1 tsp black pepper

  • 2 cups reduced-fat shredded cheddar cheese


  1. Prepare pasta according to package directions. Drain & set aside. 

  2. In a large deep skillet, heat oil over medium-high. Add chicken & cook 5-7 minutes. Add broccoli & cook another 5-7 minutes until chicken is cooked throughout & broccoli is warm. 

  3. Remove chicken & broccoli from skillet, leaving behind cooking liquid. Set aside. 

  4. Return skillet to stove, reducing heat to medium. Add flour & stir continuously for 1 minute. Slowly add milk, broth, garlic powder & pepper to skillet. Cook 8-10 minutes or until sauce is thick & bubbly, stirring occasionally. Stir in cheese until melted. Add pasta, chicken & broccoli to skillet. Stir to combine.


Swap broccoli for a different family favorite vegetable!

Nutrition Facts

8 servings per recipe
Serving size (279g)
Amount per serving
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 11g 14%
    Saturated Fat 4g 20%
    Trans Fat 0g  
Cholesterol 60mg 20%
Sodium 280mg
Total Carbohydrate 31g 11%
    Dietary Fiber 3g 11%
    Total Sugars 3g  
Includes 0g Added Sugars
Protein 28g  
Vitamin D 0mcg 0%
Calcium 330mg 25%
Iron 2mg 10%
Potassium 501mg 10%
* The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.


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