Monday, August 1, 2011

Chicken Manicotti

Submitted by Heather C.
One of our favorites--I love that it freezes well.
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1-1/2 pounds boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 16 uncooked manicotti shells
  • 2 jars (26 ounces each) spaghetti sauce, divided
  • 1 pound bulk Italian sausage, cooked and drained
  • 1/2 pound fresh mushrooms, sliced
  • 4 cups (16 ounces) shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
  • 2/3 cup water


  • Rub garlic powder over chicken; cut into 1-in. strips. Stuff chicken into manicotti shells. Spread 1 cup spaghetti sauce in each of two greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking dishes.
  • Place eight stuffed manicotti shells in each dish. Sprinkle with sausage and mushrooms. Pour remaining spaghetti sauce over the top. Sprinkle with cheese.
  • Drizzle water around the edge of each dish. Cover and bake one casserole at 375° for 65-70 minutes or until chicken is no longer pink and pasta is tender. Cover and freeze remaining casserole for up to 1 month.
  • To use frozen casserole: Thaw in the refrigerator. Let stand at room temperature for 30 minutes. Bake as directed. Yield: 2 casseroles (4 servings each).
Nutrition Facts: 1 serving (1 each) equals 546 calories, 26 g fat (11 g saturated fat), 115 mg cholesterol, 980 mg sodium, 37 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 41 g protein.

Original recipe found here

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