Skinny Chicken Enchilada Stuffed Pasta Shells Recipe

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Normally this is not what you picture when you think about enchiladas, right? I’m sharing a super fun twist, stuffing jumbo pasta shells with a yummy chicken enchilada filling! So easy and any leftovers freeze great, too. Each fiber rich serving has 304 calories, 6 grams of fat, 5 grams of fiber and 8 Weight Watchers POINTS PLUS.

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Servings: 6 servings


Cost per serving $1.07 view details
  • 18 jumbo pasta shells
  • 1 cup onions, chopped
  • 1 cup chicken breasts, cooked and diced (remove skin)
  • 1 cup fat-free cottage cheese
  • 1 (15 oz) can black beans, rinsed and drained
  • ½ cup fresh corn kernels, from the cob or frozen (about 1 cob)
  • 1 egg white
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • ½ teaspoon ground cumin
  • Fresh ground pepper, to taste
  • 1 (10-12 oz) jar or can Enchilada Sauce
  • ½ cup Light Mexican Blend cheese or light cheddar cheese


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Coat a baking dish (about 11X 7 inch) with cooking spray. Set aside.
  2. Boil pasta shells in water, 6-8 minutes until soft and al dente. Drain and rinse with cold water.
  3. In the meantime, on a microwave safe plate, cook onions in microwave for 2 minutes. In a large bowl, add onions, chicken, cottage cheese, beans, corn, egg white, chili powder, cumin, black pepper and ⅓ cup enchilada sauce. Mix well.
  4. Stuff each shell with about 3 tablespoons mixture. You should have enough to fill 18 shells. Place shells in baking dish. Pour remaining sauce all over stuffed shells. Sprinkle ½ cup cheese evenly over top of shells.
  5. Cover with foil and bake for 30 minutes.
  6. This dish freezes great. I like to divide into single serving sizes and freeze for another meal or so.
  7. Makes 6 servings, each serving 3 shells and a little sauce drizzled on top


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Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving %DV
Serving Size 168g
Recipe makes 6 servings
Calories 349  
Calories from Fat 74 21%
Total Fat 8.3g 10%
Saturated Fat 3.49g 14%
Trans Fat 0.04g  
Cholesterol 36mg 12%
Sodium 214mg 9%
Potassium 1082mg 31%
Total Carbs 43.49g 12%
Dietary Fiber 10.0g 33%
Sugars 3.72g 2%
Protein 26.39g 42%
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  • ShaleeDP
    April 30, 2015
    Chicken and pasta... I love them!
    • Skinny Kitchen with Nancy Fox
      July 8, 2013
      SKINNY FACTS: for 1 serving (3 stuffed shells)
      304 calories, 6g fat, 23g protein, 45g carbs, 5g fiber, 581mg sodium, 4g sugar 

      Weight Watchers (old points) 6

      Weight Watchers POINTS PLUS 8

      Shopping Tips
Most supermarkets sell boxes of jumbo pasta shells. They are displayed in the pasta aisle. I used a brand called Barilla.

      For this recipe, I used 1 (12oz) bottle of Trader Joe’s Enchilada Sauce. I also did the skinny facts based on this 12 oz bottle. Or you could use 1 (10 oz) can of red enchilada sauce found at most supermarkets.

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