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Chicken Manicotti

Do not use glass bake-ware when broiling or when a recipe calls to add liquid to a hot pan, as glass may explode. Even if it states oven-safe or heat resistant, tempered glass products can, and do, break occasionally. Cook the noodles very al dente so they don't fall apart when stuffing with the filling and when cooking.You can make the sauce ahead of time and store in the refrigerator until you are ready to bake. You can freeze this dish in the freezer for up to 3 months. Simply defrost in the refrigerator before you bake.

Prep
Cook
Serves 6people
Ingredients
For the Noodles and Filling:
14
manicotti noodles
3
cups rotisserie chicken (shredded)
2
cups spinach (chopped)
1
small onion (diced)
1
clove garlic
1 1/2
cups mozzarella cheese (divided)
3/4
cup parmesan cheese (grated)
1
tsp Italian seasoning
1
tsp salt
1/2
tsp ground black pepper
2
cups ricotta cheese
For the Alfredo Sauce:
4
tbsp butter
2
cloves garlic (minced)
1/4
cup flour
1 1/2
cups chicken broth
4
oz cream cheese
1
cup cream
1/2
cup Parmesan cheese
1
tsp salt
1/2
tsp ground black pepper
For garnish: parsley
Directions
1.
Gather your ingredients
2.
Boil the manicotti noodles until al dente, about 6 minutes, depending on the brand.
3.
Drain and place on a parchment-lined baking sheet to cool. Do not leave in a colander; the noodles will become misshapen and hard to work with.
4.
Add the cooked chicken, spinach, onion, garlic, ¾ cup mozzarella cheese, parmesan cheese, and seasonings to a food processor. Process until it forms small shreds and is completely combined.
5.
Stir the chicken mixture into the ricotta mixture until completely incorporated.
6.
Taste and add salt if needed. It should be highly seasoned since it will be served inside the manicotti noodles.
7.
Add the filling to a large piping bag and cut the end off so it will fit comfortably into the opening of the manicotti noodles. Pipe the filling into each noodle so that it completely fills each noodle. Cover and set aside while you prepare the sauce.
8.
Prepare the sauce.
9.
Gather your ingredients.
10.
Preheat the oven to 375F.
11.
Melt the butter in a large pan or pot on medium-high heat.
12.
Whisk in the flour and garlic until incorporated with the butter. Allow it to cook for another minute to cook off some of the flour taste.
13.
Gradually whisk in the chicken broth, cream, cream cheese, parmesan cheese and heat for 3 to 5 minutes or until slightly thickened and the sauce is smooth. Add salt and pepper and then taste. Add more if needed.
14.
Put a layer of the sauce into the bottom of your 9 by 13 inch baking dish. Add the noodles on top of the sauce.
15.
Cover with the remaining sauce, trying to cover the noodles as much as possible.
16.
Sprinkle with remaining mozzarella cheese, cover and bake for 15 to 20 minutes or until bubbly and heated through.
17.
Remove the foil and broil until the top is lightly browned.
18.
Allow to cool for a few minutes and then serve. This dish goes well with bread-sticks and a side salad.

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