Salsa Verde Chicken Mexican Manicotti

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Cooking Method: Bake


1 lb ground chicken
1 can(s) refried beans
1 pkg taco seasoning mix
2 c (divided) shredded monterey pepper jack cheese
1 pkg manicotti shells
1 can(s) green enchilada sauce (large can)
1 c warm water
sour cream
sliced black olives
salsa verde

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Laura Yoder Recipe
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Brunswick, GA (pop. 15,383)
Member Since Dec 2010
Laura's notes for this recipe:
After receiving a blue ribbon and many wonderful comments for my Mexican Manicotti My Way I decided to play on that recipe and try something else new. This recipe was also a hit in our home and one which I will be making often. Give it a try! I welcome any comments and suggestions. Enjoy!
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In a large bowl, mix ground chicken (uncooked), refried beans and 1 1/2 cups shredded Monterrey pepper jack cheese and taco seasoning until well blended.
Fill uncooked manicotti shells with meat mixture using a butter knife or by gently pressing shell into the meat until the shell fills. Pour 1/4 of the green enchilada sauce into the bottom of a large baking dish. Lay shells in single layer on top of enchilada sauce. Pour remaining sauce over manicotti shells. Add 1 cup warm water around the edges of dish. Top with remaining cheese. Bake in 350 degree oven for 1 hour. Remove from oven and top with more cheese if you like and return to oven until cheese melts. Top with sour cream, sliced black olives and salsa verde. Enjoy!

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user Deedee Summers Summersparkle - Feb 19, 2012
Wonderful suggestion! I can't recall the number of times I prepared Manicotti with ground Italian sausage, spinach, cheese, etc, as a homemaker. Now living as a single at sixty-five, I'm anxious to give this a go, not only as an excellent main course, but with two meals for freezing!
user Laura Yoder lkyoder34 - Feb 26, 2012
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user Laura Yoder lkyoder34 - Feb 26, 2012
I tried this recipe and say it's Family Tested & Approved!
user Deedee Summers Summersparkle - Feb 26, 2012
Hi ~ Did you top your version with the sour cream, sliced black olives and salsa verde? Think I'm going to add Mexican blend cheese when dish is finished...then pop back in for another few minutes to melt. Deedee
user Laura Yoder lkyoder34 - Mar 8, 2012
Yes, I did top it with sour cream and black olives. We also like to top it with lettuce and salsa verde after it is served. We really liked this dish. And I like that you can change this recipe up and do anything you like with it.

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