chicken manicotti

★★★★★ 1
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By Stephanie Leamer
from Commodore, PA

Rich and creamy, this different manicotti is a wonderful dish!

★★★★★ 1
serves 7
prep time 30 Min
cook time 35 Min

Ingredients For chicken manicotti

  • 2 pkg
    3 oz. each cream cheese, softened
  • 1 c
    sour cream
  • 1/4 c
    fresh parsley
  • 1/2 tsp
    salt
  • 1/4 tsp
    pepper
  • 4 c
    cubed cooked chicken
  • 1 md
    onion
  • 1 can
    mushrooms stems and pieces, drained
  • 1 Tbsp
    butter
  • 14
    manicotti shells
  • SAUCE
  • 6 Tbsp
    butter
  • 6 Tbsp
    all purpose flour
  • 1/4 tsp
    salt
  • 3 1/2 c
    milk
  • 3 c
    shredded monterey jack cheese
  • 4 Tbsp
    shredded parmesan cheese, divided

How To Make chicken manicotti

  • 1
    In a large mixing bowl, beat cream cheese until fluffy. Beat in the sour cream, parsley, salt and pepper. Stir in chicken. In a small skillet, cook onion and mushrooms in butter until tender; add to chicken mixture. Stuff into manicotti shells.
  • 2
    In a large saucepan, melt the butter. Stir in flour and salt until smooth. Gradually whisk in milk. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Stir in 2 1/2 cups Monterey Jack cheese and 2 tablespoons parmesan cheese just until melted.
  • 3
    Spread about 1/2 cup cheese sauce in each of two greased 11x7x2 in. dishes. Top with stuffed shells and remaining sauce. Cover and bake at 350 degrees for 25 minutes. Uncover; sprinkle with remaining cheeses. Bake 10-15 minutes longer or until bubbly and cheese is melted.

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