Parmesan Chicken Manicotti

Recipe for Parmesan Chicken Manicotti

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, Parmesan cheese and ricotta together!

Parmesan Chicken Manicotti

Ingredients

  • 7 pieces Manicotti, cooked according to instructions
  • 1 cup part skim Ricotta cheese
  • 1/2 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
  • 1 cup shredded cooked chicken
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • salt and black pepper
  • 1 can Italian style crushed tomatoes
  • 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh basil leaves
  • 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese
  • 6-8 basil leaves

Instructions

  1. In medium bowl, combine cooked shredded chicken, Ricotta cheese, Parmesan cheese, egg, oregano, salt and pepper together and stir until well mixed.
  2. Stuff each cooked Manicotti with about ¼ cupful of the chicken and cheese mixture carefully so that the Manicotti doesn’t tear.
  3. 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.
  4. Spray 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.
  5. Bake at 350 degrees F for 35 minutes or until hot and bubbly.
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Photo: Alana Kelly / CC BY-SA

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