Cheesy Chicken Manicotti (Oamc)

Total Time
2hrs 25mins
Prep 1 hr 10 mins
Cook 1 hr 15 mins

This is a very modified version of Super Easy Chicken Manicotti. I use banquet chicken tenders because they are longer than the other brands and I put in one per manicotti and I had two leftover. This will make 5-6 8"x8" pans of manicotti depending on how many you put in each pan. I make five.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Using one jar of sauce, spread an equal amount of sauce on the bottom of each 8"x8" pan.
  2. Using a butter knife spread a thin coat of ricotta cheese inside each manicotti noodle.
  3. Insert chicken into uncooked manicotti shells, choose which end to stuff from wisely, the tenders will fit but you have to squeeze them in gently.
  4. Fill in the ends of the manicotti with the remaining ricotta cheese.
  5. Place shells on spaghetti sauce in dish. To make five pans place 8-9 in each pan. To make 6 pans, place 7 in each pan.
  6. Pour remaining spaghetti sauce evenly over shells, covering completely. Add 1/4 cup of water to each pan.
  7. Sprinkle with mozzarella cheese. STOP HERE.
  8. TO STORE IN REFRIGERATOR: Cover the unbaked manicotti tightly with aluminum foil. Refrigerate no longer than 24 hours.
  9. TO STORE IN FREEZER: Wrap unbaked manicotti tightly with labeled aluminum foil Or cover with foil and place in a labeled freezer bag. Freeze no longer than 1 month.
  10. TO COOK FROM REFRIGERATOR: Heat oven to 350 degrees and cook covered pan for 1 hour and fifteen minutes, or until noodles are tender.
  11. TO COOK FROM FREEZER: Heat oven to 350 degrees and cook covered pan for 1 hour and 50 minutes, or until noodles are tender.
Most Helpful

These taste really good. I did not make these ahead of time or do the OAMC option. I made one box of manicotti which made 14 for a family of 5. I made them as directed and then cooked them with the refrigerator directions and they turned out great. Also, I used Tyson Chicken Fries in place of the Breaded Chicken Tenderloins and it left lots more room for cheese, which is our favorite part. Thanks for a great, quick and easy dinner. Made for Spring 2013 PAC.

ElizabethKnicely April 17, 2013

I made this last weekend and it was so easy! The only thing I changed is I used cottage cheese instead of the ricotta as I had some cottage cheese that I needed to use. Next time I might use 1/2 cottage cheese and 1/2 ricotta. The only thing I would suggest is more mozzarella if you are doing a full recipe. We like a lot of cheese! I will definitely make this again. Thanks for sharing!

FCR Gal September 20, 2007