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    Chicken Manicotti With Chive Cream Sauce

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    1 hr

    30 mins

    30 mins

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    Directions:

    1. 1
      Cook manicotti according to package directions and also cool manicotti shells according to package directions.
    2. 2
      Drain shells; rinse with cold water.
    3. 3
      Drain again.
    4. 4
      Meanwhile, for sauce, in small heavy saucepan melt cream cheese over medium-low heat, stirring constantly.
    5. 5
      Slowly add milk, stirring until smooth.
    6. 6
      Stir in romano or parmesan cheese.
    7. 7
      Remove from heat.
    8. 8
      For filling, in a medium mixing bowl stir together 3/4 cup of sauce, the chicken, broccoli, red sweet peppers or pimento and pepper.
    9. 9
      Using a small spoon, carefully fill each manicotti shell with about 1/3 cup of filling.
    10. 10
      Arrange the filled shells in a 3-quart rectangular baking dish.
    11. 11
      Pour the remaining sauce over shells.
    12. 12
      Sprinkle with paprika.
    13. 13
      Cover with foil.
    14. 14
      Bake in a 350 degree oven for 25 to 30 minutes or until heated through.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on March 26, 2002

      55

      Loved the cream cheese chive sauce in this dish! It was easy and sooo good! I can think of all sorts of variations on this dish. Manicotti noodles can be a challenge to work with. I think I'd use lasagna noodles and layer the ingredients or I could put this over egg noodles or over rice. I tried this dish on two guys painting the outside of our cottage. They sincerely said that they would be guinea pigs for me any time I wanted to cook. DH enjoyed this one too. We're not pimento or bell pepper fans, so I carmelized some onion to use in the place of these ingredients. Make sure your chicken and brocolli are chopped fairly small.

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    • on November 11, 2007

      45

      This is a delicious meal. The only reason I didn't give it 5 stars is because of how time consuming it is to fill the shells, otherwise I'd make it much more often.

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    • on October 11, 2007

      45

      I have never ate nor cooked manicotti before, so this was a first for me the whole way around. I love the idea of the cream cheese, which seemed like a simple additive. My husband absolutely loved it, but to me seemed a little dry (remember, i've never had it before) He assured me that is what the texture is supposed to me. But either way, the taste was delicious. Will be making again! Thanks for the great recipe!

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    Nutritional Facts for Chicken Manicotti With Chive Cream Sauce

    Serving Size: 1 (132 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 6

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 178.3
     
    Calories from Fat 135
    76%
    Total Fat 15.1 g
    23%
    Saturated Fat 8.5 g
    42%
    Cholesterol 49.1 mg
    16%
    Sodium 189.5 mg
    7%
    Total Carbohydrate 6.2 g
    2%
    Dietary Fiber 1.7 g
    7%
    Sugars 2.5 g
    10%
    Protein 5.7 g
    11%

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    manicotti

    chicken

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