Easy, Skinny Chicken Caesar Shells

So I had saved this recipe awhile ago and bought a box of shells that were hiding in the back of my cabinet.  When I came home tonight, I thought this would be the perfect quick and easy meal, and it was!  I was pretty excited that I use lettuce that I grew myself.  It wasn’t romaine, it was bibb I think, but still worked fine!  I also used homegrown tomatoes.

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Ingredients:

12 jumbo pasta shells

2 cups romaine lettuce, diced (I used butter lettuce from my GARDEN!)

½ cup tomatoes, diced

½ cup chicken, cooked and diced (I used TJ’s pre-cooked chicken breast strips-quick and easy!)

2 tablespoon Parmesan cheese, shredded

2 tablespoon Light Caesar Dressing (I used Ken’s)

Bit of white onion chopped finely

Salt and Pepper

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How to make:

Cook shells first so they have time to cool.  They take a little longer than normal pasta, about 14-15 minutes.  Stir so they don’t stick to bottom too much

While they are cooking, cut up and put all ingredients in a bowl, but hold off on dressing for now.  You don’t want to add that in until the shells are cool, so your salad doesn’t get soggy!

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Once shells have cooled, scoop your mixture in and garnish with salt and pepper!  I had extra avocados that I didn’t want to go bad, so I added a little avo slice onto each shell.

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The recipe that I based mine off of says they are about 58 calories each and only 1 WW point!  These are yummy for dinner, but would also be a good appetizer to put out at a party.

http://www.skinnykitchen.com/recipes/low-calorie-chicken-caesar-salad-stuffed-shells/

Hope you enjoy!

Xo Korina

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