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5 from 3 votes

Shells with Grilled Chicken

Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Shells with Grilled Chicken
Servings: 6
Calories: 359kcal


  • 6 ounce pasta, shapes
  • 1 pound chicken breast
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper, ground
  • 2 cup cherry tomatoes
  • 4 ounce mozzarella cheese
  • 1/2 cup parsley, fresh
  • 1/8 cup Parmesan cheese, grated
  • 2 tablespoon butter, unsalted


  • 4 cup lettuce, shredded
  • 10 jumbo black olives, canned
  • 1 medium bell pepper, red
  • 1 medium cucumber

Serve With

  • 2 cup grapes


  • Cook pasta to al dente according to package directions, then drain--reserving 1 cup cooking water--and return to pot to keep warm (stir in a bit of oil if desired to keep the noodles from sticking together).
  • Meanwhile, heat grill (inside or outside) to medium, and season chicken with salt and pepper.
  • Grill chicken 2-3 minutes per side until cooked through; remove from heat and cut into strips.
  • While chicken cooks, halve tomatoes, cube mozzarella, chop parsley, grate or shred Parmesan (if needed), slice olives (if desired), dice bell pepper, and slice cucumber.
  • Add the chicken, tomatoes, parsley, butter, and both cheeses to the pasta and toss to combine. If mixture is too dry/thick, add reserved water a little at a time until desired consistency is reached.
  • In a large bowl, toss together lettuce, olives, bell pepper, and cucumber. Top with your favorite dressing before serving.
  • Serve pasta with salad and grapes on the side.


Calories: 359kcal | Carbohydrates: 38g | Protein: 28g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 79mg | Sodium: 355mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 12g