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Juicy chicken stuffed into long rolls of pasta, smothered (and cooked!) in a delicious homemade marinara sauce.
Before I blogged full time, I had a job working as a church office administrator. I had about 25-30 volunteers that I worked with and managed and each year, as a thank you, I’d throw them a party. Church budgets don’t typically have room for this sort of thing, so I always cooked a fabulous meal and made the decorations rather than trying to have the party catered.
For one of the very first parties I threw, I made this Chicken Stuffed Manicotti. It was easy to put together, looked elegant and tasted amazing. It was a huge hit, and set the bar for the parties to come. Twelve years later, this dish is still in regular rotation, and it’s now become a favorite of my kids as well.
It’s basically a one pan dish, unless you choose to make your own marinara (which I prefer to do). Uncooked chicken is stuffed into uncooked manicotti shells (long, wide tubes), set in a base of marinara sauce and water, then coated again with the sauce.
The pasta is then covered with foil and baked for about an hour. The pasta AND the chicken cook in the sauce! Add some cheese and let it melt and you’re good to go. This is a great family friendly dish. It does take about an hour prep and cook, but it’s so worth it!
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