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Chicken Stuffed Manicotti

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time50 mins
Total Time1 hr
Author: Kristin

Ingredients

  • 1-24 oz. jar of marinara about 3 cups - homemade is preferred
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 14 chicken tenders or 4 large breasts, pounded thin and cut into 3-4 strips each
  • 14 uncooked manicotti shells
  • 1 1/2 cups grated Mozzarella
  • 1/2 cup Parmesan
  • 1 tablespoon fresh herbs basil or parsley

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Prepare a 13"x9" baking dish by spraying with cooking spray.
  • Combine marinara and water (if making your own, let it cool first). Pour about 1/2 of the sauce on the bottom of the baking dish.
  • Rinse chicken tenders and pat dry. Sprinkle with garlic salt.
  • Stuff chicken into the manicotti. It may be necessary to cut chicken width-wise and stuff shells from both ends.
  • Arrange manicotti in the prepared baking dish. Cover with remaining sauce and cover the entire dish with foil.
  • Bake in 350 degree oven for 45-50 minutes, until pasta is tender and chicken is cooked through.
  • Remove foil and sprinkle with cheese. Bake for an additional 5 minutes, until cheese is melted.
  • Sprinkle with fresh, chopped herbs (basil, parsley) and serve immediately.

Notes

This recipe can easily be cut in half and made in an 8"x8" baking dish.