Parmesan Chicken Manicotti

Melissa Briggs

By
@Camsgirl2010

One of things that sure puts me in a better mood is yummy food. And this one is definitely yummy. I love manicotti and I usually make them with spinach and ricotta cheese. But this time, I did something different… one because I didn’t have any frozen spinach… so I thought, how should I use manicotti without any frozen spinach. And a thought came to me “let’s stuff them with some shredded chicken, Parmesane cheese and ricotta together!

Rating:
★★★★★ 2 votes
Comments:
Serves:
3-4
Prep:
25 Min
Cook:
35 Min

Ingredients

7
manicotti shells, cooked according to package
1 c
ricotta cheese, part-skim
1/2 c
shredded parmesan cheese
1 c
shredded cooked chicken
1
egg
1 tsp
oregano
salt and black pepper
1 can(s)
italian style crushed tomatoes
2 Tbsp
grated parmesan cheese
1 Tbsp
chopped basil leaves
1/4 c
parmesan cheese
6-8
basil leaves

Step-By-Step

1In medium bowl, combine cooked shredded chicken, Ricotta cheese, Parmesan cheese, egg, oregano, salt and pepper together and stir until well mixed.
2Stuff each cooked Manicotti with about 1/4 cupful of the chicken and cheese mixture carefully so that the Manicotti doesn’t tear.
3Add the crushed tomatoes in saucepan over low heat. Add 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan and 1 tablespoon chopped basil leaves and stir frequently, until it starts to bubble. Simmer until heated through.Add the crushed tomatoes in saucepan over low heat. Add 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan and 1 tablespoon chopped basil leaves and stir frequently, until it starts to bubble. Simmer until heated through.
4Spray baking dish with cooking spray and place the stuffed Manicotti in it. Pour about 1 cup (or more) prepared sauce over the Manicotti. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese and place basil leaves.
5Bake at 350 degrees F for 35 minutes or until hot and bubbly.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Chicken, Pasta