Chicken and Brussels Sprouts Pasta Shells Recipe

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Bobbie Published: March 10, 2021 Modified: May 31, 2021

How To Make Chicken and Brussels Sprouts Pasta Shells

Savor each bite of this creamy and savory pasta shells with chicken and brussels sprouts made tastier with rich parmesan sauce for a delicious meal.

Preparation: 15 minutes
Cooking: 30 minutes
Total: 45 minutes



  • 2tbspcooking oil
  • 3tbspbutter
  • 4chicken,boneless
  • 1tspsalt
  • ½tspfresh ground black pepper
  • ½red onion
  • 2garlic cloves
  • ¾lbfresh brussels sprouts,or 10 oz package frozen
  • 1cupchicken broth,low-sodium
  • tspdried red pepper flakes
  • tsplemon juice
  • ¼cupfresh parsley,chopped
  • cupparmesan cheese,grated
  • ½lbmedium pasta shells


  1. In a large nonstick frying pan, heat 1 tablespoon each of the oil and the butter over moderate heat. Season the chicken with ¼ teaspoon each of the salt and pepper.

  2. Cook the breasts for 4 to 5 minutes per side until browned and just done.

  3. Remove the chicken from the pan and let it rest for 5 minutes. Cut into small pieces.

  4. In the same pan, heat the remaining oil over moderately low heat. Add the red onion and cook, stirring occasionally, for about 3 minutes until starting to soften. Add the red onion and cook, stirring occasionally, for about 3 minutes until starting to soften.

  5. Stir in the garlic, Brussels sprouts, broth, and red pepper flakes. Bring to a simmer and cook, covered, for about 5 minutes until the Brussels sprouts are just done.

  6. Add the chicken, lemon juice, parsley, Parmesan, and the remaining butter, salt, and pepper. Remove from the heat.

  7. In a large pot of boiling, salted water, cook the pasta for about 10 minutes until just done. Drain and toss with the sauce.

  8. Serve and enjoy.


  • Calories: 3046.58kcal
  • Fat: 201.46g
  • Saturated Fat: 60.16g
  • Trans Fat: 1.54g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 82.96g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 41.72g
  • Carbohydrates: 55.05g
  • Fiber: 5.57g
  • Sugar: 5.21g
  • Protein: 239.93g
  • Cholesterol: 933.12mg
  • Sodium: 1706.62mg
  • Calcium: 344.28mg
  • Potassium: 2859.19mg
  • Iron: 13.29mg
  • Vitamin A: 639.62µg
  • Vitamin C: 98.97mg
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