Chicken Parmesan Manicotti

Chicken Parmesan Manicotti is the combination of two amazing dishes - stuffed manicotti shells and cheesy chicken parmesan. It will be a new favorite!

Everybody loves chicken parmesan, but have you tried Chicken Parmesan Manicotti?

It’s all of our favorite chicken parm flavors stuffed into a delicious manicotti shell. This recipe has been picky eater approved and is sure to make your family happy!

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Tips when Making Manicotti

Now, if you have never made manicotti, it is MUCH easier than it looks! Here are a few tips I have when making manicotti.

  1. Cook the noodles BEFORE you fill them. If you fill them up when they are hard, they won’t cook evenly. I stick them in a pot of boiling water and cook them for however long the directions say to on the box. Don’t cook them too long because you still want them a little al dente so you can fill them up.
  2. When filling manicotti, I like to use a plastic baggie that can zip. I fill it up, then cut a corner of the bag and fill up your manicotti. Do one side of the manicotti, then turn and fill up the other side! When you are done, just throw the bag away.
  3. Make sure when cooking that manicotti in the oven, that every part of the noodles are covered with sauce. If there are noodle parts exposed, then those will parts will get hard in the oven.
  4. Want to make this ahead of time? Prepare everything up until it’s time to bake, cover with foil, and stick it in your fridge for up to 24 hours. Your noodles may soak up some liquid, but that will help them become soft when baking.
  5. This recipe calls for skim ricotta cheese, but if you aren’t a fan of ricotta cheese, you could easily substitute it for cottage cheese. Or you could even make it with 1/2 ricotta and 1/2 cottage cheese. I didn’t put a lot of cheese on the top of my manicotti, but you could easily put a lot more on there.

What you will need to make chicken manicotti:

  • Manicotti: We use Barilla brand noodles, but store brand will work too. We start with uncooked shells and quickly cook them slightly. Like mentioned above, make sure not to cook them all the way to avoid them getting soggy.
  • Ziploc BagsThese will come in handy when filling your manicotti shells. We’d recommend the ones that close to avoid making a mess.
  • 9×13″ Pan: If you are cutting this recipe in half, a 9×9″ pan will work for this recipe.
  • Foil: Whether making ahead of time or storing leftovers, cover your pan tight with foil and place it on a level surface in the refrigerator.

What to serve with Parmesan Chicken Manicotti

 

Serves: 6

Chicken Parmesan Manicotti

25 minPrep Time

35 minCook Time

1 hrTotal Time

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Ingredients

  • 12 manicotti noodles, cooked according to package directions
  • 2 cups part skim ricotta cheese
  • ½ cup shredded Parmesan cheese
  • 2 cups mozzarella cheese (divided)
  • 1 cup shredded cooked chicken
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1 jar of spaghetti sauce
  • 1 Tablespoon chopped fresh basil leaves

Instructions

  1. In a bowl, combine cooked, cubed chicken, ricotta cheese, Parmesan cheese, 1 cup mozzarella cheese, egg, oregano, salt and pepper together and stir until well mixed.
  2. Fill each cooked manicotti with the chicken and cheese mixture carefully so that the manicotti doesn?t tear (I fill a plastic bag and cut a small corner - this makes filling the manicotti easier and then I just throw away the bag when I'm done).
  3. Spray a 9x13 baking dish with cooking spray and place the stuffed manicotti in it. Pour the spaghetti sauce on top. Sprinkle with 1 cup of mozzarella cheese and place basil leaves on top. Bake at 350 degrees for 35 minutes or until hot and bubbly.
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