Easy Chicken Manicotti (low-fat)

"You need to refrigerate this up to 24 hours before cooking. I am not including it in prep. time."
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Ready In:
1hr 30mins


  • 1 (30 ounce) jar fat-free spaghetti sauce
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon italian seasoning
  • 1 12 lbs uncooked chicken breast tenders
  • 14 uncooked manicotti
  • 1 (2 1/2 ounce) can sliced mushrooms
  • 2 cups light shredded mozzarella cheese


  • Spread 1/3 of the spaghetti sauce in a 9X13-inch baking dish.
  • Sprinkle garlic and Italian seasoning over chicken.
  • Insert chicken into manicotti shells.
  • Place shells in baking dish.
  • Pour remaining sauce evenly over manicotti shells, covering completely.
  • Sprinkle with mushrooms and cheese.
  • Cover and refrigerate up to 24 hours to help soften pasta.
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Bake for approximately 1 hour or until pasta is tender.
  • Let stand for 10 minutes before serving.

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  1. Very easy and very good! I like preparing it the night before and having a quick dinner the next day. I skipped the mushrooms (personal choice) and it was delicious, I have made this a few times following the recipe exactly.
  2. This was an easy and delicious meal! I used lowfat mozzarella and it still tasted wonderful. Thanks for the recipe!


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