Buffalo Chicken Stuffed Shells
This is a hit for football Sundays. For a thicker stuffing, drain ricotta overnight. Serve with ranch and blue cheese dressing for dipping.
This is a hit for football Sundays. For a thicker stuffing, drain ricotta overnight. Serve with ranch and blue cheese dressing for dipping.
What a great idea, melding shells with buffalo chicken. Made a few revisions to make the dish a bit healthier: used cottage cheese instead of ricotta and added frozen chopped spinach to have a vegetable involved. I didn't squeeze the moisture out of the cottage cheese, just tossed it in. I did drain the spinach though. Rather then 3-4 hours I let the mixture sit over night, made the shells the next day for lunch. Used texans buffalo sauce and cut the butter in half. My husband says it's a top 10. This is certainly a keeper and the cottage cheese substitution saves hundreds of calories. Avoids that "brick-like" feeling from very rich foods.Read More
This was ok. Not that flavorful. A good idea in theory but needs "more". I did boil chicken breasts, shredded them, and then mixed them in with the buffalo sauce and ricotta. I also put some of the shredded cheese, like 1/2 cup in the buffalo mix. I then put cheese on top and brushed The filled shells with light blue cheese dressing. Still fairly bland. It's missing the creaminess of the buffalo chicken dip or something. I'd either add some cream cheese, ranch seasoning, or SOMETHING else into this that goes in buffalo chicken dip to make it flavorful and more creamy.Read More
What a great idea, melding shells with buffalo chicken. Made a few revisions to make the dish a bit healthier: used cottage cheese instead of ricotta and added frozen chopped spinach to have a vegetable involved. I didn't squeeze the moisture out of the cottage cheese, just tossed it in. I did drain the spinach though. Rather then 3-4 hours I let the mixture sit over night, made the shells the next day for lunch. Used texans buffalo sauce and cut the butter in half. My husband says it's a top 10. This is certainly a keeper and the cottage cheese substitution saves hundreds of calories. Avoids that "brick-like" feeling from very rich foods.
REALLY GREAT IDEA! Here is what I did: Night before: 1. Poach chicken breast for shredding (1.5 pounds) 2. Mix about 20 oz of ricotta, whole bottle of Franks Red Hot and shredded chicken together 3. Wrap up put in fridge Next Day After work: 1. Cooked ¾ box of jumbo shells (don’t overcook) 2. Stuffed the shells with the mixture and topped off with cheese 3. Cooked at 375 for 30 minutes (since mixture was on the cold side) Came out FANTASTIC!
I chose to prep these a day ahead of time for an easy Monday night dinner (I let them come to room temp on the counter while the oven preheated, and then baked them just a tad longer to heat through). These were easy to make, though I did have more shells than filling, so I'd rec boiling 1/2 a box of shells. Despite using regular "Frank's (R)", these were a bit too warm for Mr. LTH, but I found the heat to be quite mild. I wasn't a big fan of the chicken chunks (but I don't really love chicken, anyway), so I think I'd prefer them w/shredded chicken (BLSL). I agree w/the submitter that these would make a nice party appetizer! I was concerned about the lack of a sauce and that the shells would harden/turn rubbery, but I worried for naught! THANKS for the recipe!
I loved this recipe! Very easy to make. Only problem I found was the filling was not enough for a full box of shells, so I used half a box. Other than that, it was very delicious! Already made this multiple times..my son loves them!!
I would have never put these ingredients together, but it turned out pretty good. The cheese added the perfect touch. I followed the directions except that I seasoned my ground chicken while browning it. I also baked it for about 25 minutes to melt the cheese all the way. The family loved it. A little spicy but ranch helped and was flavorful. I served with broccoli and cheese.
This became an instant favorite. Per someone else's suggestion I added spinach so I can say its healthy. Also, for me at least, stuffing the shells was a pain, so in the future I just mixed the chicken with al dente rigatoni before topping with cheese and made more of a buffalo chicken baked ziti.
I loved this! I added finely chopped onion and celery to chicken as I cooked it. Not only added flavor and crunch but also increased volume of filling for extra shells. This recipe is a keeper!
This was ok. Not that flavorful. A good idea in theory but needs "more". I did boil chicken breasts, shredded them, and then mixed them in with the buffalo sauce and ricotta. I also put some of the shredded cheese, like 1/2 cup in the buffalo mix. I then put cheese on top and brushed The filled shells with light blue cheese dressing. Still fairly bland. It's missing the creaminess of the buffalo chicken dip or something. I'd either add some cream cheese, ranch seasoning, or SOMETHING else into this that goes in buffalo chicken dip to make it flavorful and more creamy.
As we live an hour from Buffalo on the PA border, I love the idea of another Buffalo chicken recipe. I am not a fan on ground chicken, but it wasn't awful. Shredded boneless, skinless breast will be a good alternative for next time. The filling made enough for the entire box of shells and I used the Frank's buttery wing sauce as it's closer to actual "wing flavoring". I was concerned the shells would be crunchy without sauce coverage, so I brushed a touch of the sauce of the edges of each shell. I see in other reviews it wasn't necessary, but we like spicier food, so the additional sauce was welcome! I used Mozzarella as I was out of the Monterey Jack; I suppose any cheese would suffice depending on your preference. Overall, a good recipe to make again.
The only think I changed was adding some spinach! It was amazing!!
I have made this a couple times, its a big hit. I love it. I'm the only one in my family that likes Ricotta cheese though. Since I didn't make this just for myself. I had to substitute Ricotta with a package of cream cheese. Still very good. Hope to one day make it with ricotta. or I saw another comment saying they used cottage cheese. I'll try that!
I made mine a little easier.I added already cooked 9oz perdue carved chicken breast(chopped it up)and 1 can of 5 oz chicken chopped it up.I also added 2 tblspn of whipped cream cheese to my ricotta,1 16 oz bag of Italian mix cheeseand redhot wings sauce.I then used hand blender to mix it,stuffed my shells&topped it with 2 hand fulls of Italian blend cheese and drizzled redhot sauce lightly over it:)
Very tasty! I substituted Whipped cream cheese for the Ricotta (My wife's not a fan of Ricotta), I also added a little pepper jack cheese with Crumbly blue to the Cream cheese/Chicken mixture.
Real easy and very tasty. I put a little butter and olive oil in the pan before placing the shells on it.
Could be a little spicier; it was lacking kick. Felt like it was missing something.. It was still delicious and 100% boyfriend approved.
Considering I messed up & didn't have the ingredients I thought I did this still came out pretty good. Having senior moments didn't ruin it. I used shredded chicken, 1/2 tsp hot sauce (next time we'll try 3/4 tsp hot sauce) with 8 oz can tomato sauce), cottage cheese & lasagna noodles. All things considered I don't think it really changed much from the original flavor of things.
I'm not one for hot things so I substituted the hot sauce for pasta sauce but added a little onion powder and crushed red pepper flakes. .. big hit with the hubby and I also love them!!!! I'd give 10 stars of I could ^.^
I didn't have jumbo shells so I just mixed the chicken/cheese mixture with small shells in a 13x9 dish. Baked for 20 minutes and it was delish! Had a little ranch on the side for dipping. obviously not for a crowd who doesn't like hot food but I enjoyed!
I made the recipe exactly as listed and it was awful. We like hot sauce, but 1 cup makes this dish unbearable. None of the five members of my family could eat it. We had to cool off with ice cream, so that was good. But I would NOT recommend this recipe at all.
We all love Buffalo Chicken Dip and we all love original stuffed shells so I figured why not try this recipe and put them together? The outcome was exactly as you would expect them to taste but we just weren't fans of the combination.
My boyfriend loves this recipe. I catch him going back to the fridge all night to squirrel away "bites" (one while shell). My daughter and I thought the recipe was just ok. The second time I made it I incorporated tiny tiny broccoli florets into the mix for more flavor and texture diversity and added drizzles of homemade ranch on top of the shells along with the cheese prior to baking. Just before serving, I added more drizzles of homemade ranch along with extra dashes of hot sauce and some chives and parsley. Really brightened up the flavor and made it taste more fresh. I'll continue making this since it's a hit for the boyfriend.
I made this for the Super Bowl! Went over great!
I followed the recipe but I found this to be too spicy, even with ranch and blue cheese for dips. I will making again using 1/2 cup instead of a whole one of Frank's red hot sauce. Some veggies or beans could help bring it out. I'm thinking of just adding a can of drained and mashed northern beans to the mix, a little bit of bread crumbs green onion and those on top to garnish with parsley as well.
Not being a fan of Buffalo sauce, I actually liked this dish quite a bit. I used Frank’s RedHot and followed the recipe as written. The flavors and textures were very appetizing. This is a repeater recipe.
I made this last night as directed except that I used shredded chicken breast instead of ground chicken since I don't like ground meat. Everything else was the same. I was very excited to have this for dinner because I love anything Buffalo chicken. I was kind of disappointed because I felt that I was eating buffalo chicken dip with a fork straight from an appetizer dish. It was too rich as a dinner item. The flavor was very good but my husband, who is also an "anything Buffalo chicken" kinda guy, also thought it was too rich as a meal. He suggested to try it again using some ziti pasta and cook it like a baked ziti and add some mozzarella in addition to the other cheeses. I will definitely use the ingredient combination again except that I will try the ziti instead of stuffing shells.
Delicious. Followed the recipe exactly with only 4oz of cheese being plenty. It was so good, my boy had 12 of them! But I definitely could not eat this often. Thanks!
Used whole milk ricotta. Easy & delicious recipe.
A little bit time consuming, but worth the effort. Very good!
This was good. I used cottage cheese because of the price difference. I didn't let it chill very long. and it was fine. One thing, it would be good to remember the butter. I forgot the butter, and it was way too hot. Even my husband who likes spicy and buffalo flavor stuff was sweating from the heat. Otherwise it was really good.
Followed this recipe except used Crystal hot sauce. Came out great!!
I used cottage vice the ricotta and this was delicious
Easy to make but wasn’t a fan. It was a little spicier than I would have liked. And I found the texture to be weird. Might try again just with different in
Good if you have fans of buffalo chicken. I liked it, but the rest of the family didn't like it enough for me to make again.
I baked chicken breast then shredded them. I have one child that likes spicy, but not pasta and one that doesn't like too spicy and likes pasta. So I used 1/2 cup hot sauce and it was just right. The non pasta lover just ate the chicken part.
Delicious every single time! I was worried about them being dry as there didn't seem to be a lot of sauce, but it def was not a problem. We love them!
This was tasty, I skipped the hour long fridge step, shortening the cooking time by alot and it turned out fine!
Great out of the box idea! Loved it just like my dip! Next time I will watch my shells. I cooked a little to long, so some tore very easy. I also had leftover filling so I made it with rigatoni and topped it with some mozzarella.
They were good.
get sauce from king of pizza add the scallions
I followed the recipe exactly as it said and the pasta came out too hard. I would cook the pasta completely if I ever made this again.
Delish...good for Superbowl Sunday!
Oh my god, put this in a baked potato!!!!!! Yeahhhhhh!!
I added 8 oz cream cheese to the recipe, fam loved it. Making again today.
My kids, loved this. I will make this again!
My husband likes it which counts for a lot! He is a meat and potatoes guy. This has a really nice kick to it that you can tame down with ranch if you need to. We had salad and garlic bread for the sides. I used cottage cheese in place of ricotta since ricotta upsets my stomach. Will definitely make again.
Delicious appetizer. I added 1/4 cream cheese and a little bit more butter to the ricotta mixture to give it a more mild flavor. It’s a hit with friends and family. I will be making this again!
The buffalo chicken stuffed shells were different and delicious. Kids and hubby like them. I double the meat and ricotta cheese and 3/4 of them I added Frank's Hot Sauce and the other 1/4 added some zucchini split lengthwise, boiling , then cubing them into ricotta mixture. I cut down on calories and did not add the butter. I did not find filling to be dry at all and cheese, chicken and hot sauce mixed well without the butter. We will make this again
Good food, incredibly superb.
I used cream cheese instead of ricotta added shredded pepper Jack and ranch to my mixture and drizzled more Frank’s and ranch on top it was amazing!
This recipe was extremely easy to follow and very delicious. I ended up mixing diced garlic with the ricotta cheese for some extra flavor and sprinkling some chicken season on top of the noodles.
Great recipe! I used barbecue sauce in place of cayenne pepper, and it was fantastic.
We’ll make this again for sure, but use HALF the hot sauce! A little too spicy for our liking. It might even work better as a lasagna! Yum!
Great recipe! Simple and can have plenty as leftovers
This was an awesome change for the same old chicken. I think I would like to try it with actual buffalo sauce rather than ceyenne pepper sauce. That was a little bit to spicy for my liking.
I did not care for this. It was hot, which I do not mind, but it did not have much other flavor. Seemed to bland.
My family loves this! We have made it several times but with regular ricotta because I didn't find whipped.
I used the cottage cheese, too, as others suggested, and these turned out really good.
These were great! A nice combo between stuffed shells and buffalo chicken dip or pizza. I made as is.. and took leftovers to work where my friends begged for the recipe.
Nope... not much flavor, odd texture... I agree with others... use a good buffalo chicken dip recipe as the filling instead. And this is not a dinner, but app
Fun for a change but made me crave the real thing.
This was good....very spicy. I might only use 3/4 of a cup of hot sauce next time. Also I will add parmasean cheese to the mixture.
12.26.16 ~ I made these for my bosses' birthday lunch carry-in. I had a package of ground chicken in the freezer that I've been wanting to use up. This was a good choice. Easy to make and easy to serve. I had a lot more filling than what I needed, so I just froze it. I whipped up a batch with the leftovers and made a quick meal for our son and DIL. I liked it, but I would have enjoyed it more with shredded chicken over the ground chicken. Everyone else really enjoyed it as made.
The hubby said they were "Smacking"!! So I take they went over well with us..Thanks so much for sharing
Nice buffalo flavor. Served with blue cheese dressing on the side.
So easy to make and good to eat. I did substitute cottage cheese for the ricotta...
I was looking for something different to make my husband for dinner that he would like. I struck gold ! This is a REALLY good rib sticking dinner ! I made carrots and heated up a roll for the sides and it worked the magic ! I covered it with aluminum foil so it wouldn’t dry out. That worked too. Very moist and very tasty. I stuffed them a LOT ! Next time, I’ll cook them 5 more minutes and put ½ again as much ground chicken in the mixture.
I served this for football Sunday! Everyone loves it. If you use jumbo shells you should double the chicken and ricotta.
They were very good but dried up a little when they had to be reheated. I did not run the ricotta through the cheese cloth and it was fine. Served with ranch dressing over them.
I made this twice as written and it was very good. The third time I made it, I used cottage cheese, shredded white meat chicken, sautéed onion, chopped garlic. The changes made the recipe a keeper! I love it with added spinach, my family? Not so much. Great recipe.
My entire family loved this dish! Based on some other reviews I used shredded chicken. I seasoned two large chicken breasts with Roast Sticky Chicken-Rotisserie Style seasoning from this site. Covered & cooked stovetop slowly. Yeilded about 1 1/2 lbs chicken. Sauteed some onion and celery to add to chicken mix. Used a 12oz bottle of hot sauce. Made enough to feed 5 and have leftovers. This was so good!!! Thanks!!!
Very good and easy. I actually made mine with left over turkey. I did not chill mine for 3 hours. Sprinkeled fresh blu cheese on top when serving and I like spicey foods so I also splashed with extra wing sauce. Served with salad with blu cheese dressing. This really would be a great addition to the buffet on game days. Will be making these again.
I didn't have enough filling for all the shells but otherwise they are fantastic!
I used sharp cheddar cheese, because that's all I had, 3/4 cup of Frank's Wing Sauce and about 1/4 stick of butter. Also, I did not chill the ricotta mixture in the fridge at all, and I oiled the baking dish, because I think cooking spray is gross. My husband and I both LOVED these; the flavor was amazing. There was not enough filling for the entire 12 oz. package of shells. Next time, I will double the chicken and add spinach. If you are prone to heartburn, take a pill before eating these.
Awesome! Will Make it again very soon!
This was delicious! I made it almost exactly as the recipe called but made a few minor changes. As the meat cooked, I seasoned it with adobo, garlic powder, and onion powder. I couldn’t find “whipped” ricotta so I used regular (with no draining) and only used 1/2 cup of the Franks because I am not huge on spicy food. And I only used about 1/2-3/4 of the cheddar Monterey Jack blend. My boyfriend loves spicy food so I made it more for him, but even I loved it - and even he felt the “kick” was strong enough for his liking. I only used 12oz of pasta shells and there was still not enough filling for all the pasta shells, so I tossed the rest, but it still made an entire 13x9 dish full of shells. We have enough for leftovers tomorrow. Great, delicious recipe.
It was great! Followed the recipe exactly how it says! Awesome dish
I was looking for a different spin on stuffed shells and found this. One cup of hot sauce is way too much; I halved it. Also took the advice of a fellow reviewer and added celery and onions (good call!)! But this was very difficult- even messy to eat! I think this would be better as a casserole dish than a stuffed shell but was fun trying. Thanks anyways.
We enjoyed this. My only changes were the addition of 2 scallions sliced, 2 ribs of diced celery, and about 4-5 baby carrots grated. I mixed that in w the chicken/ricotta just before stuffing the shells (so after it sat in fridge to set.) As a test, I put a few tiny crumbles of bleu cheese on top of some of the shells. Came out great. If you love bleu cheese, you could even mix a little bit in with the ricotta. I just didn't want to overpower it.
I only added about a fourth of a cup of Frank's hot. One cup would have been way to much for us.
This recipe ROCKS, put 2 medium onions and 1 Orange pepper and this recipe was so easy definitely worth the try. This would be a Super Bowl favorite.
Very bland. Followed recipe to a T but the family was not impressed. Worth a shot but wouldn't make again
Yum. I couldn't stop eating the filling. Next time I'm going to use the filling in a zuchini lasagna.
LOVE the concept and most of the ingredients however I found it to be spicy but bland. Second time I made it I made a few changes. While cooking ground beef sautéed 1 small onion, Chopped two stalks of celery, instead of ricotta used cream cheese, cooked and added about 6 pieces of crumbled bacon, topped with 1/2 c ranch, 1/4 c pepper jack cheese and Parmesan.
I think the recipe was too dry.
Me and my family all loved this recipe. I will be making this a lot.
I did it a little differently. I made WAY TOO MUCH buffalo chicken dip... I mean soooooo much. I’ll post the recipe for it because it’s delicious... but I was drowning in it and needed to find something to do with it all. I found this recipe, mixed the buffalo chicken dip with the ricotta and followed the rest according to the recipe. Was pretty good!!!