Recipe by pie223
"This is a wonderful recipe that uses uncooked manicotti noodles."
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skinless, boneless chicken breast halves - cubed
1 (10 ounce) package
frozen chopped spinach, thawed and drained
drained, creamed cottage cheese
grated Parmesan cheese
1 (10.75 ounce) can
condensed cream of chicken soup
1 (8 ounce) container
shredded Cheddar cheese
chopped fresh parsley
I just wanted to say this is a WONDERFULLLLLL recipe! It's a lot easier to prepare the manicotti with the shells uncooked!
I made for my mom on mother's day and it was just perfect!!
I wasn't sure if I should try since no one has rated it, but I am glad I did. I impressed the entire family enjoyed including my mother an awesome cook!!
Ps: wouldn't change a thing!
Quick and easy, only complaint was that is wasnt saucy enough and the white sauce was fantastic!! Great healthy alternative to the traditional manicotti.Also adding the water is a MUST if you want your noodles to cook
This recipe gets rave reviews from me and my family. One improvement I've made is to shred the cooked chicken in a food processor first - it makes the stuffing of the shells easier. This recipe is a taste sensation! I make it for company when I want to impress.
Major mod here -- I didn't have manicotti, so I made a casserole. I put a layer of cooked past in a caserrole dish, then layered the spinach/chicken mix on top, then another layer of pasta, and finally the sauce. I'd add lots of spinach to this -- it tastes good. Oh... and then layer top with breadcumbs and bake. In last 10 minutes add grated cheese on top.
The prep time is way off. It takes at least 20 minutes just to stuff the shells. Next time I think I'll add some red pepper flakes to the chicken mixture. Also, rather than using the sauce in the recipe I think using an alfredo sauce would be better. The Quick and Easy Alfredo Sauce on this site would be great with this recipe. I also layered the bottom of our dishes with red sauce for flavor contrasts. The combination of the flavors was really good.
this is one of the best pasta recipes i have! everyone in my family just loves this. great choice for dinner and if there are left over, it heats up great for lunch the next day!
This recipe is great! I used chicken breast tenders so I could easily shred the meat after cooking it. That made it fit into the shells quite nicely. I added some fresh garlic to the chicken cheese mix and a little pepper too. Good enough for company dinner!
I made this for a large group, so I doubled it. Plus I also didn't use manicotti, I just scooped it into homemade crepes (made a day or 2 before) and rolled them up and covered them in the sauce (omitted the water) and baked for about 30 minutes. It was delicious! When I do it again, I will most likely use less milk in the sauce, as it was pretty runny, but my friends loved it. Served it with a spinach salad with warm italian bacon dressing, and garlic bread sticks.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Shortcut Chicken Manicotti
Serving Size: 1/5 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 5
Amount Per Serving
** Calories: 512
** Calories from Fat: 237
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