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Chicken Cheddar Shells with Peach Caprese Salad

Total Time: 35 minutes
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Makes 6 servings
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Ingredients

Chicken Cheddar Shells:

– 2 cups fresh broccoli florets
– 6 oz sharp white Cheddar cheese, shredded
– 1 Deli rotisserie chicken
– 6 slices precooked bacon
– 8 oz medium shells pasta
– 30 round buttery crackers (1 sleeve), coarsely crushed
– 1 cup Alfredo sauce
– 1/2 cup ranch dressing
– 1/4 teaspoon pepper
– aluminum foil

Peach Caprese Salad:

– 2 fresh medium peaches
– 8 oz presliced fresh mozzarella cheese
– 2 tablespoons fresh basil, coarsely chopped
– 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
– 2 tablespoons olive oil
– 2 tablespoons balsamic glaze

Instructions

Chicken Cheddar Shells:
Prep
  • Bring water to a boil for pasta in large stockpot.
  • Cut broccoli into bite-size pieces.
  • Shred cheese and chicken (breast meat only), about 2 cups each.
Steps
  • Cook bacon in microwave following package instructions. Chop bacon coarsely; set aside. Preheat oven to 400°F.
  • Cook pasta following package instructions. Stir in broccoli and chicken during last minute of cook time.
  • Crush crackers and place in bottom of 9-inch square baking dish. Drain pasta mixture thoroughly and return to stockpot.
  • Stir in remaining ingredients until well blended; spoon mixture over crackers in baking dish. Cover dish with foil; bake 12–15 minutes or until hot and broccoli is tender. Serve.
Peach Caprese Salad:
  • Peel peaches (optional) and cut in half, discarding pit, then cut into 1/2-inch-thick slices. Cut cheese slices in half.
  • Arrange cheese and peach slices on serving platter, alternating and overlapping layers (shingle). Chop basil.
  • Sprinkle basil and salt over top; drizzle with oil and balsamic glaze. Serve.
Aprons Advice:
  • Complete your meal with bread sticks and a chocolate cake for dessert.
  • In a hurry? Instead of transferring the pasta mixture to a baking dish, you can simply cook and stir for 4–6 minutes over low heat or until hot. Top with one-half of the crackers before serving.

Nutrition Information

CHICKEN CHEDDAR SHELLS:

CALORIES (per 1/6 recipe) 680kcal; FAT 44g; SAT FAT 19g; TRANS FAT 0.5g; CHOL 135mg; SODIUM 920mg; CARB 45g; FIBER 3g; SUGARS 3g; PROTEIN 27g; VIT A 25%; VIT C 25%; CALC 30%; IRON 15%

PEACH CAPRESE SALAD:

CALORIES (per 1/6 recipe) 170kcal; FAT 12g; SAT FAT 6g; TRANS FAT 0g; CHOL 25mg; SODIUM 260mg; CARB 6g; FIBER 1g; SUGARS 5g; PROTEIN 7g; VIT A 10%; VIT C 6%; CALC 15%; IRON 0%

All of our Aprons Simple Meals recipes have a few things in common. They don’t take a lot of time to prepare. They’ve been totally tested, both by pro chefs and regular cooks, so you can be sure they’re accurate, easy to follow, and fabulous.