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Chicken Manicotti with White Sauce Recipe

Chicken Manicotti with White Sauce Recipe

I like making this dish for special occasions. You can also use low-fat ingredients, and it turns out just as good. —Liz Lorch Spirit Lake, Iowa
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Bake: 35 min. YIELD:7 servings


  • 2 packages (3 ounces each) cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup (8 ounces) sour cream
  • 1/4 cup minced fresh parsley
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 4 cups cubed cooked chicken
  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped
  • 1 can (8 ounces) mushroom stems and pieces, drained
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 14 manicotti shells, cooked and drained
  • SAUCE:
  • 6 tablespoons butter
  • 6 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3-1/2 cups 2% milk
  • 3 cups (12 ounces) shredded Monterey Jack or cheddar cheese
  • 4 tablespoons shredded Parmesan cheese, divided


  • 1. In a large bowl, beat cream cheese until fluffy. Beat in the sour cream, parsley, salt and pepper until blended. Stir in chicken. In a small skillet, cook onion and mushrooms in butter until tender; add to chicken mixture. Stuff into manicotti shells.
  • 2. In a large saucepan, melt butter. Stir in flour and salt until smooth. Gradually whisk in milk. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Stir in 2-1/2 cups Monterey Jack cheese and 2 tablespoons Parmesan cheese just until melted.
  • 3. Spread about 1/2 cup cheese sauce in each of two greased 11x7-in. dishes. Top with stuffed shells and remaining sauce.
  • 4. Cover and bake at 350° for 25 minutes. Uncover; sprinkle with remaining cheeses. Bake 10-15 minutes longer or until bubbly and cheese is melted. Yield: 7 servings.

Nutritional Facts

2 each: 761 calories, 44g fat (27g saturated fat), 190mg cholesterol, 962mg sodium, 40g carbohydrate (10g sugars, 2g fiber), 49g protein.

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Loselydo User ID: 8149483 256287
Reviewed Nov. 1, 2016

"I made this tonight. As I was ready to prepare, I realized I didn't have the manicotti noodles as I had thought! I did have lasagna noodles though. I decided to make it as a lasagna instead. I didn't add the cheese to the sauce: I layered noodles, filling, sauce, cheese. I added a bit of garlic powder to the sauce. My fianc? raved about this!"

jaubrey01 User ID: 6438984 54364
Reviewed Jan. 5, 2012

"I made this recipe about 2 years ago for a friend who was visiting. She was visiting me over the holidays and when I asked what she would like for dinner. To my surprise she requested this meal from 2 years ago!!! Every one love it. I also add onions and green peppers to the dish. They add a nice flavor. I recommend it for a large group. It easy and you can make it ahead of time."

spoiledgranny User ID: 4525726 141269
Reviewed Nov. 9, 2011

"For those of you say the prep time is to long. I watched the video on easy prep of the stuffed shells, cook them, slice them open with shears and lay flat and fill, roll up and place in dish seam side down.. SOOOOO easy!!"

tptaylor13 User ID: 2912473 134120
Reviewed Nov. 6, 2011

"I have made this several times. The prep time is MUCH longer than indicated, but the taste is great! Sometimes I use fresh mushrooms instead of canned."

Mrs. Raz User ID: 5543585 102486
Reviewed Mar. 16, 2011

"I hate to say I was really excited about making this dish. I spent two and a half hours making it, to have my husband say it was tasteless! Even my kids were only polite because they saw how long I spent on it. I had even add extra seasoning to the meat. So while it did not taste awful it was not worth all the work."

swex830 User ID: 3041590 53832
Reviewed Sep. 18, 2010

"This is a huge favorite with my family. Prep time is a little longer."

samantha_phill User ID: 3935712 134588
Reviewed Feb. 16, 2010

"I love this recipe. It's great to freeze as well."

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