Happy Hump Day Guys!
But also, Happy November 1st!
It’s the start of a new month, so that means new beginnings and a fresh start for a lot of people.
November kicks off the holiday season (as we begin to see more and more stores roll out their Christmas inspired goods).
Today’s recipe is actually something new for me.
As you read through previous posts of mine, you probably noticed I ALWAYS seasoned my meat with my 2 favorite staples (Goya Sazón && soy sauce). This recipe does not have either. I went for a more spicy route, because I really love me some spicy food.
So let’s begin, shall we?
After the meat is nice and seasoned, bring a small pot to boil with a pinch of salt to cook the shells in. When the water is boiling, add the shells and cook for about 13 minutes. You can use any brand or type of pasta shells you can find or prefer.
Once I got the pot of water set, I get a skillet and some coconut oil to bring to a nice medium-high heat to cook the meat.
Once the 13 minutes passed for the shells, run them under cold water so they cool down. This will allow you to hold the shells while you scoop meat into them.
Allow the dish to bake at 385°F for 30 minutes.
* If you don’t like really spicy foods, please HALF the amount for the cayenne and crushed red pepper flakes*
- 20-30 minutes
- 1 Hour
- 1 Pack Ground Chicken
- 1 Tbs Ground Black Pepper
- 1 Tbs Italian Seasoning
- 1 Tbs Crushed Red Flakes
- 1 Tsp Garlic Pepper
- 1 Tsp Cayenne Pepper
- 1 Pack of Pasta Shells
- 2 Tbs Coconut Oil (to cook meat)
- 1 Can Vodka Pasta Sauce
- 1 Cup Mozzarella
- 1 Cup Sharp Cheddar Cheese
- Parsley (for garnish)
- Clean ground chicken under cold water
- In a large bowl, season meat with all dry seasonings
- In a saucepan, bring water to boil with a pinch of salt- add pasta shells when water is boiling and cook for 13 minutes
- Using a medium/large skillet heat coconut oil in medium-high heat and cook ground chicken
- When ground chicken is nice and brown, add vodka sauce to meat
- Once pasta shells are ready, run under cold water to cool down
- Hold pasta shells with clean hands and scoop a spoonful of meat/sauce mix into each individual shell
- Layer shells in baking pan
- Once all the shells are placed in the baking pan, sprinkle the cheeses all over the top of the shells
- Bake stuffed shells in 385°F oven for 30 minutes
- Once the shells are ready, let them sit for a few minutes