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Tuesday, March 11 2014
Creamy Chicken Manicotti
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Servings: 8
Prep Time: 45 mins
Total Time: 1 hr 10 mins
  • 8      dried manicotti shells
  • 1/4   cup   finely chopped onion
  • 1/4   cup   butter
  • 3    tablespoons   all-purpose flour
  • 1/4   teaspoon   salt
  • 2    cups   whole milk
  • 1    6 ounce packages  Tyson® Grilled & Ready® Refrigerated Chicken Breast Strips, finely chopped
  • 1/2   cup   chopped cooked ham
  • 1      egg yolk
  • 1/2   teaspoon   ground nutmeg
  • 1 1/4   cups   grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1    15 ounce container  ricotta cheese
  •     Freshly ground nutmeg (optional)
  •     Snipped fresh flat-leaf parsley (optional)
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain and rinse with cold water; drain and set aside.
For sauce, in a medium saucepan cook onion in hot butter over medium heat 4 minutes or until tender but not brown. Stir in flour and salt. Add milk all at once. Cook and stir until thickened and bubbly. Remove from heat; set aside.
For filling, in a medium bowl combine Grilled & Ready® Chicken Breast Strips, ham, egg yolk, the 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg, 1 cup of the Parmesan cheese, and the ricotta cheese. Pour about 1/2 cup of the sauce into a buttered 2-quart rectangular baking dish; spread in a thin layer over bottom of dish.
Use a pastry tube fitted with the largest tip to pipe the filling into cooked manicotti. (Or carefully spoon about 1/3 cup of filling into each shell.) Arrange filled manicotti in baking dish in a single layer. Pour remaining sauce over manicotti. Sprinkle remaining 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese over the sauce.
Bake, uncovered, 20 minutes or until manicotti are light golden and heated through. Let stand 5-10 minutes before serving. If desired, garnish with a sprinkling of ground nutmeg and parsley.
Serving Suggestion:
To make ahead: Prepare manicotti as directed through Step 4. Cover and refrigerate up to 24 hours. To serve, uncover and bake in a 400 degrees F oven 25-30 minutes or until manicotti are light golden and heated through. Let stand 5-10 minutes before serving. If desired, garnish with ground nutmeg and parsley.

nutrition information
Per Serving: cal. (kcal) 353, Fat, total (g) 20, chol. (mg) 100, sat. fat (g) 12, carb. (g) 21, fiber (g) 1, pro. (g) 22, vit. A (IU) 632, vit. C (mg) 1, sodium (mg) 614, calcium (mg) 333, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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