Total Time
1hr 50mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 1 hr 30 mins

I have modified this recipe from the original. The original was too dry and cooked too long so watch the cooking time. The manicotti should be tender but not dry.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 850.48 g spaghetti sauce
  • 4.92 ml garlic salt (or more, to taste)
  • 680.38 g chicken breast tenders
  • 226.79 g manicotti (14)
  • 473.18 ml mozzarella cheese
  • 14.79 ml parsley or 14.79 ml mixed Italian herbs
  • 396.89 g chicken broth


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Spread about 1/3 of the sauce in an ungreased 13x9x2 baking dish.
  3. Sprinkle garlic salt on chicken tenders.
  4. Insert chicken into uncooked manicotti shells, stuffing from each end to fill, if necessary (a chopstick or wooden skewer may help with this process).
  5. Place shells on spaghetti sauce in dish. Pour remaining sauce evenly over shells, covering completely. Add chicken broth (1 can).
  6. Sprinkle with cheese.
  7. Cover and bake about 1-1/2 hours or until shells are tender. Sprinkle finished dish with parsley or Italian herbs.


Most Helpful

These were good and easy to make. I followed the recipe as written but my family thought they could have used more seasoning.

bmcnichol January 05, 2009

This was okay but I think the cooking time is off, maybe cooking for only an hour may be better. Thanks for sharing!

ellie_ October 02, 2011

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