Spinach and Chicken Manicotti
A wonderful combination of pasta, ricotta and marble cheese, tender chicken breast and leafy spinach covered with a perfect tomato sauce.
||Boil the manicotti pasta in water for about 6 minutes.
||Meanwhile, mix together the ricotta cheese, spinach, chicken and spices to taste (add chili powder too if you like).
||Drain the pasta carefully and as soon as you can handle touching them, lay out on the counter to avoid crushing and getting stuck together.
||Holding the noodles with your finger blocking one end and cupping the rest, gently stuff them with the spinach mixture with a fork.
||Place them in rows in a greased pan (Pam works great). Cover with spaghetti sauce.
||Add 1/2 cup water to baking dish and cover with tinfoil (this will let the pasta absorb the additional moisture.)
||Bake at 350 °F (175 °C) for 25 minutes and remove the cover.
||Sprinkle with cheese of your choice and bake until almost all additional moisture is gone and the cheese is nice and gooey. Serve with a side of salad or steamed vegetables.
There are 117 calories in 1 serving of Spinach and Chicken Manicotti.
Calorie split: 31% fat, 45% carbs, 25% protein.
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