Buffalo Chicken Stuffed Shells

Are you a Buffalo Chicken fan? Then you’ll love these Buffalo Chicken Stuffed Shells. Jumbo shells filled with a creamy buffalo chicken mixture and topped with mozzarella cheese.

buffalo chicken stuffed shells

This pregnancy has been completely different then my last two in more ways then one. One of the major differences is the food that I have been craving. With Jonathan it was KFC’s cole slaw and biscuits, with Trevor it was Nesquik chocolate milk,  and with this baby boy it is all about the buffalo chicken recipes. I started craving it during my first trimester and now I want buffalo chicken wraps and buffalo chicken dip on a weekly basis. Good thing we enjoy having friends over, it is the perfect excuse to whip up a dish of my favorite buffalo chicken dip.

I’ve been trying to think of new buffalo chicken recipes, and after picking up ingredients to make broccoli and cheese stuffed shells for dinner last week, I got the idea to switch things up a little bit and made a batch of buffalo chicken shells. Knowing the kids wouldn’t like the buffalo sauce, I decided to make both.

Try a new take on the classic stuffed shells with these Buffalo Chicken Stuffed Shells.

Buffalo Chicken Stuffed Shells:

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buffalo chicken shells

Tip for making Buffalo Chicken Stuffed Shells:

I find it convenient to use a cookie scoop to stuff the buffalo chicken mixture into the shells. You can also substitute the chicken breast with ground chicken.

 buffalo chicken shells

buffalo chicken shells

buffalo chicken stuffed shells

How to make Buffalo Chicken Shells:


Buffalo Chicken Stuffed Shells
  • 3 cups shredded cooked chicken breast
  • 1/4 cup celery chopped
  • 1/4 cup onion chopped
  • 1 cup buffalo wing sauce
  • 1 1/4 cups part-skim ricotta cheese
  • 1 egg slightly beaten
  • 1 10 ounce package jumbo pasta shells
  • 1 cup shredded reduced-fat mozzarella cheese
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp. olive oil
  • *ranch or blue cheese dressing optional
  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Cook pasta as directed on package, minus one minute. Rinse with cool water & drain.
  2. Lightly coat baking dish with olive oil.
  3. In a small skillet over medium heat, add chopped onion, celery, and 1 Tbsp. olive oil.
  4. In a medium bowl mix together chicken, onions, celery, buffalo sauce, ricotta, egg, and 1/2 cups mozzarella cheese.
  5. Spoon chicken mixture into cooked pasta shells and arrange into the prepared baking dish, filling side up. Sprinkle with remaining mozzarella cheese and extra buffalo sauce, if desired..
  6. Bake 20-25 minutes or until filling is hot.
  7. *Serve with additional buffalo sauce, ranch dressing, and/or blue cheese dressing.


stuffed shells with buffalo chicken


These buffalo chicken shells are an easy game day appetizer, or can be served with a side salad for a dinner.



  1. Elena says:

    Looks delicious! I am going to try this recipe

  2. Dandi D says:

    I’ve never had stuffed shells before, but they look so yummy!

  3. Cheryl says:

    Such a delicious-looking stuffed shells recipe!

  4. Lisa Brown says:

    I love stuffed shells; you can’t have too much cheese 🙂

  5. David says:

    Maybe I shop at the wrong stores, but I have never seen shells that big. The possibilities are endless with what you could stuff in there.

  6. Janet W. says:

    What a delicious recipe! I’m looking for new dinner ideas and this might be a new family favorite!

  7. James Robert says:

    I think I might be able to do this one so I need to pin it. I am not the best cook for a dad but I try. Thanks for the recipe!

  8. rochelle haynes says:

    Looking good love to try this

  9. Regina Wright says:

    Okay now this looks delicious! I have to try.

  10. Tamra Phelps says:

    This looks really good to me. I love pasta of any kind & stuffed shells are a favorite of mine.

  11. Mary Gardner says:

    This is a pretty creative idea. I think my buffalo chicken loving family will gobble these up!

  12. shelly peterson says:

    This recipe looks really good. I love stuffed shells and will have to try this out.