Chicken Parmesan Manicotti

Comforting yet elegant, this dish is perfect served to family on weeknights or to guests when entertaining. This manicotti can also double as a main or appetizer meal solution.

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Prep Time: 15 mins
Cook Time: 45 mins
Serves: 6

Ingredients

  • 1 box Italpasta Manicotti (225 g)
  • 1 tbsp Italpasta Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1 can Italpasta Original Pasta Sauce (680 ml)
  • 1 lb Lean Ground Chicken
  • 1/2 cup Onion, finely diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp Pepper
  • 1 3/4 cup2 Ricotta
  • 1 1/2 cup2 Mozzarella Cheese, shredded
  • 3/4 cup Parmesan Cheese
  • 1/2 cup Fresh Basil, chopped
  • 2 tbsp Fresh Parsley, chopped
  • 1/4 cup Fresh Bread Crumbs

Instructions

  • Cook manicotti according to package directions; drain and let cool to room temperature. Meanwhile, heat oil in large nonstick skillet set over medium heat; cook chicken, onion, garlic, salt and pepper, stirring frequently, for 5 to 7 minutes or until chicken is cooked through and onion is softened. Remove skillet from heat; let cool to room temperature.
  • Preheat oven to 350°F (180°C). Meanwhile, combine cooled chicken mixture, ricotta, 2/3 of the mozzarella cheese, 2/3 of the Parmesan, 3/4 of the basil, and parsley. Fill manicotti evenly with chicken and cheese mixture.
  • Spread 1/3 of the pasta sauce in bottom of baking dish. Arrange manicotti in single layer in baking dish. Top with remaining pasta sauce and mozzarella; bake for 30 to 35 minutes or until manicotti are tender and sauce is bubbling around edges.
  • Preheat oven to broil. Combine bread crumbs with remaining Parmesan; sprinkle over top of manicotti. Broil for about 2 minutes or until golden brown. Let stand for 5 minutes; garnish with remaining basil before serving.

Notes

To fill manicotti, spoon chicken-cheese mixture into a resealable plastic bag. Use scissors to cut a small corner from bottom of bag. Fill manicotti shells by squeezing chicken-cheese mixture into both sides of each shell.

Nutritional Analysis

Calories: 590kcal | Carbohydrates: 43g | Protein: 39g | Fat: 29g | Cholesterol: 105mg | Sodium: 1160mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 7g