Recipe Wednesday – Shells with Grilled Chicken and Mozzarella

I don’t remember where I found this recipe so I can’t give credit but if you run across it in a recipe search let me know.  I made this last week and it was soooo yummy!  Jason and I both thoroughly enjoyed it!  And it was really easy too!

Shells with Grilled Chicken and Mozzarella
Coarse salt and ground pepper
Vegetable oil, for grates
1 1/2 pounds chicken cutlets (Note: I used two packages of pre-cooked grilled chicken breast and it was great!)
8 ounces medium pasta shells
1 pint cherry or grape tomatoes, halved
4 ounces fresh mozzarella, cut into 1/4-inch cubes
1/2 cup fresh parsley, chopped
1/4 cup grated Parmesan, plus more for serving
2 tablespoons butter
1.Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil for pasta. Meanwhile, heat grill to medium; lightly oil grates. Season chicken with salt and pepper. Grill until cooked through, 2 to 3 minutes per side. Remove from grill, and cut into thin strips, halving if long.
2.Cook pasta until al dente, according to package instructions. Reserve 1 cup pasta water; drain pasta, and return to pot. Add chicken, tomatoes, mozzarella, parsley, Parmesan, and butter. Toss to combine. Add reserved pasta water a little at a time to create a sauce that coats shells (you may not need all the water). Serve with more Parmesan.
It is a lot easier and quicker if you use the pre-cooked chicken.  Two packages put plenty of chicken into the mix.  The way the cheeses melted and blended with everything else was just so good! I want to go back and remake this recipe already!

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    December 9, 2009 at 5:33 pm

    My mom makes something similar to this, but she can never give me a recipe. Thanks for posting. I love this because it’s yummy hot and cold!

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