Bella Sun Luci 2021 1st Place Contest Winner

Bella Sun Luci 2021 1st Place Contest Winner

GREEK STYLE CHICKEN STUFFED SHELLS WITH A LEMONY SUN DRIED TOMATO ALFREDO SAUCE

This recipe was the FIRST PLACE WINNER IN THE 2021 Bella Sun Luci Recipe Contest
Course dinner
Cuisine Italian
Servings 6

Ingredients
  

  • 24 large pasta shells
  • 3 ounce bag Bella Sun Luci Sun Dried Tomato Halves
  • 15 ounce whole milk ricotta cheese
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 cup Romano cheese
  • 3/4 cup artichoke hearts, drained and chopped into small pieces
  • 1 1/2 cup cooked chicken breast, chopped into small pieces
  • 2 cups Italian style finely shredded cheese
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp Italian seasoning
  • 1 lemon, zest and juice
  • 20 ounces Alfredo sauce
  • 1 tbsp fresh dill, finely chopped

Instructions
 

Directions

  • Cook shells according to the package. Place sun dried tomatoes in a small bowl and cover with 1 cup of boiling water. Let sit 5 minutes and drain.
    In a large mixing bowl add the next 10 ingredients and the zest of the lemon. Take half of the sun dried tomatoes and chopped them fine and add to the bowl with the rest of the filing. Mix well until it’s well incorporated.
    Roughly chop the remaining sun dried tomatoes and add to a small food processor. Add the juice of the lemon and process until it looks like a sauce, it will be a bit lumpy. To a medium sized bowl add the Alfredo sauce and mix in the sun dried tomatoes sauce.
    Preheat oven at 350 degrees. Spray a large casserole with non-stick olive oil cooking spray.
    Add half of the lemony sun dried tomato Alfredo sauce at the bottom of the casserole. Fill each shell with the filling until they are well stuffed and add to the casserole dish. Take the remaining sauce and scatter it over the shells some small part of the shells will not have sauce. Place the shells in the oven and bake for 35 minutes. Let sit 5 to 7 minutes. Sprinkle with fresh dill and serve.

Notes

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