Creamy Chicken and Kabocha Squash Shells
110 mins (prep 20, cooking 90)
9 ingredients
22-26 servings
Don't be deceived by the lack of added seasonings. It is full of flavor! Adding the squash makes the whole thing rich and smooth, with a color and consistency similar to Kraft Mac'N'Cheese! Delicious! Even my daughters loved it! (3 yrs & 7 mos) I just took the chicken out for my baby girl, mashed it up, and she couldn't have enough! This recipe makes a whole stock-pot full, and it's super easy to make, so it's a great one to make and freeze the leftovers. I was going to, but it we scarfed it all up in 2 days!

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  • 12 cups chicken broth (i used 1/4c "herbox chicken instant bouillon & seasoning" with 12 c water)
  • 4 large chicken breasts, boneless-skinless, cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 1 red onion, finely chopped
  • 1 bulb of garlic, chopped (yes, the whole bulb! don't worry, it's not too much!)
  • 1 kabocha squash, cut in half, seeds removed, then cut into several large chunks
  • 16 ounces shell pasta, large shells


Serving Size (129.78 g)
Servings 22
Amount per Serving
Calories 171.64 Calories from Fat 54.45
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 6.05g 204.86%
Saturated Fat 1.67g 183.55%
Trans Fat 0.0g %
Cholesterol 86.47mg 634.09%
Sodium 330.38mg 302.85%
Total Carbohydrate 0.3g 2.18%
Dietary Fiber 0.0 g 0.0%
Sugars 0.04 g %
Protein 28.92g 1272.53%
Vitamin A 42.59IU% Vitamin C 0.0mg%
Calcium 12.91mg% Iron 1.25mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
shell pasta