Sunday, November 23, 2008

Chicken-Stuffed Manicotti

I usually make this dish as chicken-stuffed shells. My grocery store was out of them so I chose manicotti noodles as a replacement. The shells are much easier to stuff and serve, but the filling is still the same.

CHICKEN-STUFFED MANICOTTI

1 box large shells or manicotti noodles, cooked and drained, rinsed and cooled.
1 16 oz. container ricotta cheese
1 egg, beaten
1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
1/2 cup shredded parmesan cheese
1 teaspoon garlic powder
2 teaspoons Italian seasoning
2 boneless skinless chicken breasts, boiled with seasoning of salt and pepper, garlic powder -- cool and shred
1 jar of your favorite pasta sauce (or make your own if you like)

Mix together everything but the pasta. Stuff shells or manicotti noodles with cheese and chicken mixture. Pour about 1/2 cup of spaghetti sauce in the bottom of a 9x13 pan. Lay the stuffed shells or noodles down in the pan. Cover with remaining sauce. Sprinkle with additional mozzarella cheese. Bake at 350 degrees for 35 minutes until bubbly.

3 comments:

Nancy said...

Hi Anj, It's so nice to meet you! You have a great blog and I will be back! Thank you for stopping by the other day and leaving such a nice comment. I think I will try this chicken stuffed manicotti. It looks so good and my family will love it.
Please come back anytime to visit with me. Blessings, nancy

Julie said...

Sounds really great...I love manicotti!

Chris said...

Hey Anj,
This looks and sounds delicious, I added it to my recipe collection; planning to try it soon.