Chicken & Spinach Cannelloni in a Creamy Sauce

Chicken & Spinach Cannelloni In A Creamy Sauce Recipe

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Alice C

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@Alliebaba

I made this recipe for the first time about 20 years ago. It is always a big hit and makes a nice change from tomato sauce.

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Serves:
6 - 8
Prep:
30 Min
Cook:
1 Hr
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

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  • CREAM SAUCE

  • 3 Tbsp
    butter
  • 3 Tbsp
    flour
  • 1 medium
    onion, finely chopped
  • 1 1/2 c
    chicken broth
  • 1 c
    light cream
  • 1/4 tsp
    salt
  • 1/4 tsp
    pepper
  • 3/4 c
    grated swiss cheese
  • CANNELLONI FILLING

  • 1 pkg
    cannelloni shells (do not precook)
  • 1 1/4 c
    diced cooked chicken
  • 1 pkg
    frozen spinach, cooked & drained
  • 3/4 c
    ricotta cheese
  • 1/3 c
    sliced almonds
  • 1/4 c
    parmesan cheeese
  • 1 large
    egg, beaten
  • 1 dash(es)
    ground nutmeg

How to Make Chicken & Spinach Cannelloni in a Creamy Sauce

Step-by-Step

  1. In a saucepan, over medium-high heat, combine butter and flour to make a roux. When the roux comes together as a ball, add chicken broth and onions, stirring constantly. Add remaining sauce ingredients and heat it all together, stirring constantly. Remove from heat and set aside.
  2. Preheat oven to 350 F. Mix filling ingredients and stuff cannelloni shells (do not precook shells). Pour a layer of sauce in a 9 x 13 pan. Add to the cannelloni to the pan. Coat cannelloni with remaining sauce.
  3. Bake for 50 - 60 minutes. Broil for last 5 minutes.

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About Chicken & Spinach Cannelloni in a Creamy Sauce

Course/Dish: Chicken, Pasta
Main Ingredient: Pasta
Regional Style: Italian




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