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Mexican-Style Chicken Manicotti Recipe
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Mexican-Style Chicken Manicotti Recipe

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Combining an Italian pasta and Mexican ingredients created an exceptional dish for Mrs. Larry Phillips from Shreveport, Louisiana. She writes, "This recipe is well-liked even in Cajun Country Louisiana!"
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 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 Monterey Jack cheese

Nutritional Facts

2 stuffed manicotti (prepared with reduced-fat ricotta cheese and reduced-fat Mexican cheese blend) equals 395 calories, 10 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 82 mg cholesterol, 795 mg sodium, 38 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 35 g protein.

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 Cooking for 2 Summer 2008, p18

Nutritional Facts

2 stuffed manicotti (prepared with reduced-fat ricotta cheese and reduced-fat Mexican cheese blend) equals 395 calories, 10 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 82 mg cholesterol, 795 mg sodium, 38 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 35 g protein.

Sweet White Wine

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

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Reviewed Jun. 15, 2011

I FOLLOWED THIS RECIPE EXACT AND IT WAS AWESOME....AND IT MAKES EXACTLY THE AMOUNT IT SAYS IT WILL MAKE...I MADE IT FOR A GROUP HOME I USED TO WORK IN AND ALL THE CLIENTS LOVED IT AND IVE MADE IT FOR MY FAMILY AND THEY LOVE IT....WILL DEFINATELY MAKE IT AGAIN

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Reviewed Sep. 12, 2008

I agree this is an amazing recipe! I followed the directions exactly as stated. Amazing taste for a healthy meal :)

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Reviewed Jun. 16, 2008

This dish was sooo good! I made it easier to make by using canned chicken and precooked lasagna noodles and rolling them up as manicotti. My family hardly ever tries new recipes, but this one is a keeper!

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