Creamy Chicken Manicotti

Creamy Chicken Manicotti With prepared grilled chicken strips, classic chicken manicotti filled with Parmesan cheese, ricotta, chopped chicken and more are baked in a creamy sauce for an easy and impressive dinner.

Ingredients

Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified

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    SERVING : 8

    YIELD : 8 servings

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain and rinse with cold water; drain and set aside.

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  • For sauce, in a medium saucepan cook onion in hot butter over medium heat for 4 minutes or until tender but not brown. Stir in flour and salt. Add milk all at once. Cook and stir until thickened and bubbly. Remove from heat; set aside.

  • For filling, in a medium bowl combine Grilled & Ready® Grilled Chicken Breast Strips, ham, egg yolk, the 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg, 1 cup of the Parmesan cheese and the ricotta cheese. Pour about 1/2 cup of the sauce into a buttered 2-quart rectangular baking dish; spread in a thin layer over bottom of dish.

  • Use a pastry tube fitted with the largest tip to pipe the filling into the cooked manicotti. (Or carefully spoon about 1/3 cup of the filling into each shell.) Arrange the filled manicotti in the baking dish in a single layer. Pour the remaining sauce over the manicotti. Sprinkle the remaining 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese over the sauce.

  • Bake, uncovered, for 20 minutes or until manicotti are light golden and heated through. Let stand 5 to 10 minutes before serving. If desired, garnish with a sprinkling of ground nutmeg and parsley.

Per Serving: 340 calories; protein 22.3g; carbohydrates 21.1g; fat 18.4g; cholesterol 91.5mg; sodium 520mg. To make ahead: Prepare manicotti as directed through Step 4. Cover and refrigerate up to 24 hours. To serve, uncover and bake in a 400 degrees F oven for 25 to 30 minutes or until manicotti are light golden and heated through. Let stand 5 to 10 minutes before serving. If desired, garnish with ground nutmeg and parsley.