Cheesy Chicken-Broccoli Ranch Shells


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Cheesy Chicken-Broccoli Ranch Shells

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Enjoy an easy, extra-creamy pasta-vegetable dish with juicy chicken. Bonus: It easily can be meal-prepped.

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Servings and Ingredients

Serves 4
1 lbs. Hy-Vee True boneless, skinless chicken breasts
¼ c. plus 2 Tbsp. Hy-Vee ranch salad dressing, divided
2 tbsp. Gustare Vita olive oil, divided
1 (7.6-oz.) pkg. Hy-Vee Short Cuts chopped tricolor bell peppers
1 (12-oz.) pkg. Hy-Vee Deluxe shells & cheese dinner
3 c. Hy-Vee Short Cuts broccoli
1 c. tightly packed baby spinach, for reheating

Things To Grab

  • Resealable plastic bag
  • Large nonstick skillet
  • Skillet
  • Cutting board
  • Large saucepan
  • 4 single-serving microwave-safe containers
  • Paper towels


  1. Place chicken in a resealable plastic bag. Pour in ¼ cup ranch salad dressing; seal bag. Turn bag to evenly coat chicken. Refrigerate for 4 hours or overnight, turning bag occasionally.

  2. Heat 1 Tbsp. oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add peppers; cook for 4 to 5 minutes or until softened and slightly charred, stirring occasionally. Remove and set aside.

  3. Heat remaining 1 Tbsp. oil in skillet. Remove chicken from bag; discard marinade. Add chicken; cook for 16 to 18 minutes or until chicken reaches 165 degrees, turning halfway through. Transfer to a cutting board; let rest at least 10 minutes. Cut into slices and cool completely.

  4. Fill a large saucepan with water and bring to a boil. Stir in pasta; return to a boil. Reduce heat and gently boil for 8 to 10 minutes or until al dente, adding broccoli during the last 4 minutes. Drain; reserve ¼ cup pasta water. Return pasta and broccoli to saucepan. Stir in reserved ¼ cup pasta water, cheese sauce from pkg., remaining 2 Tbsp. ranch salad dressing and peppers. Cool completely.

  5. To store, divide pasta mixture among 4 single-serving microwave-safe containers; top with chicken slices. Cover and store in refrigerator up to 4 days.

  6. To serve, lightly tuck ¼ cup spinach into the pasta mixture in each container. Cover each opened container with a paper towel. Heat individually in the microwave on HIGH for 2 to 3 minutes or until 165 degrees.

Nutrition facts


550 Calories per serving

Amounts Per Serving

  • Total Fat: 27g
  • Cholesterol: 90mg
  • Sodium: 990mg
  • Total Carbohydrates: 42g
  • Protein: 35g

Daily Values

Iron 15%
Calcium 20%
Vitamin D 0%
Potassium 10%