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Creamy Alfredo Chicken Manicotti

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  • 20 min prep time
  • 1 hr 15 min total time
  • 9 ingredients
  • 7 servings
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Clever steps and easy ingredients, like prepared pesto and pre-cut chicken tenders, help you make perfect stuffed pasta in less time.

Ingredients

1
jar (16 oz) Alfredo pasta sauce
1 1/2
cups water
1
teaspoon garlic powder
1
package (1 1/4 lb) uncooked chicken breast tenders (not breaded) (14 tenders)
1
teaspoon Italian seasoning
14
uncooked manicotti pasta shells (8 oz)
2
cups shredded mozzarella cheese (8 oz)
1
large tomato, chopped (1 cup)
1/3
cup basil pesto

Steps

  • 1 Heat oven to 375°F. In medium bowl, mix pasta sauce, water and garlic powder. In ungreased 13x9-inch (3-quart) baking dish, spread about one-third (1 cup) of the pasta sauce mixture.
  • 2 In medium bowl, sprinkle chicken tenders with Italian seasoning. Stuff chicken into uncooked manicotti shells. Place shells on pasta sauce in baking dish. Pour remaining pasta sauce mixture evenly over shells, covering completely.
  • 3 Cover with foil. Bake 45 to 50 minutes or until shells are tender. Sprinkle with cheese. Bake uncovered 2 to 4 minutes longer or until cheese is melted. Sprinkle with tomato. Serve with pesto.
  • 1 Heat oven to 375°F. In medium bowl, mix pasta sauce, water and garlic powder. In ungreased 13x9-inch (3-quart) baking dish, spread about one-third (1 cup) of the pasta sauce mixture.
  • 2 In medium bowl, sprinkle chicken tenders with Italian seasoning. Stuff chicken into uncooked manicotti shells. Place shells on pasta sauce in baking dish. Pour remaining pasta sauce mixture evenly over shells, covering completely.
  • 3 Cover with foil. Bake 45 to 50 minutes or until shells are tender. Sprinkle with cheese. Bake uncovered 2 to 4 minutes longer or until cheese is melted. Sprinkle with tomato. Serve with pesto.

Expert Tips

For more garlic flavor, use a garlic-flavored Alfredo sauce.

Don’t have chicken tenders? Just cut 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts into long strips to make about 14 pieces.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
808.9
Calories from Fat
310
% Daily Value
Total Fat
35.2g
54%
Saturated Fat
5.3g
27%
Trans Fat
1g
Cholesterol
65.9mg
22%
Sodium
854.8mg
36%
Total Carbohydrate
88.2g
29%
Dietary Fiber
4.9g
20%
Sugars
4.0g
Protein
34.2g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
20%
20%
Vitamin C
15.10%
15%
Calcium
30.90%
31%
Iron
20.50%
20%
Exchanges:
2 1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 4 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 4 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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