Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Chicken Parmesan Manicotti

I don't know why, but I totally get into these dishes with stuffed pasta... They are so good! They take a bit of work to get it all stuffed in but they are worth it! This was another good one - you can't go wrong with chicken and cheese rolled up in pasta!

Chicken Parmesan Manicotti
(recipe found on pinterest via

14 pieces manicotti, cooked according to package directions
2 cups part skim ricotta cheese
1/2 cup shredded parmesan cheese
2 cups mozzarella cheese, divided
1 cup cooked chicken, cubed
1 egg
1 teaspoon oregano
Salt and pepper, to taste
2 (14 ounce) cans italian style diced tomatoes
1 tablespoon chopped fresh basil leaves

In a bowl, combine chicken, ricotta cheese, parmesan cheese, 1 cup mozzarella cheese, egg, oregano, salt and pepper together and stir until well mixed. Fill each cooked manicotti with the chicken and cheese mixture carefully so that the manicotti doesn’t tear. Add the crushed tomatoes in saucepan over low heat. Add 1 tablespoon chopped basil leaves and stir until it starts to bubble. Spray a 9x13 baking dish with cooking spray and place the stuffed manicotti in it. Pour the prepared sauce over the manicotti. Sprinkle with 1 cup of mozzarella cheese. Bake at 350 degrees for 35 minutes or until hot and bubbly.

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