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Chicken Mexican Manicotti Recipe
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Chicken Mexican Manicotti Recipe

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This dish is a creative spin on traditional manicotti. The Mexican flavors will leave you wanting seconds!
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 25 min.
MAKES:2 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 25 min.
MAKES: 2 servings

Ingredients

  • 4 uncooked manicotti shells
  • 1 cup cubed cooked chicken breast
  • 1 cup salsa, divided
  • 1/2 cup reduced-fat ricotta cheese
  • 2 tablespoons sliced ripe olives
  • 4 teaspoons minced fresh parsley
  • 1 tablespoon diced pimientos
  • 1 green onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 small garlic clove, minced
  • 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon hot pepper sauce
  • 1/3 cup shredded reduced-fat Monterey Jack cheese or reduced-fat Mexican cheese blend

Nutritional Facts

2 stuffed manicotti equals 390 calories, 10 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 81 mg cholesterol, 783 mg sodium, 38 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 35 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 4 lean meat, 2 starch, 1 vegetable.

Directions

  1. Cook manicotti according to package directions. In a small bowl, combine the chicken, 1/4 cup salsa, ricotta cheese, olives, parsley, pimientos, green onion, garlic and pepper sauce. Drain manicotti; fill with chicken mixture.
  2. Spread 1/4 cup salsa in an 8-in. square baking dish coated with cooking spray. Top with manicotti shells and remaining salsa.
  3. Cover and bake at 400° for 20 minutes. Uncover; sprinkle with Monterey Jack cheese and bake 5-10 minutes longer or until cheese is melted and filling is heated through. Yield: 2 servings.
Originally published as Mexican Manicotti in Comfort Food Diet bookazine 2010

Nutritional Facts

2 stuffed manicotti equals 390 calories, 10 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 81 mg cholesterol, 783 mg sodium, 38 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 35 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 4 lean meat, 2 starch, 1 vegetable.

Sweet White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a sweet white wine such as Moscato or a sweet Riesling.

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