Pesto-Chicken Manicotti

Pesto-Chicken Manicotti

Clever steps and easy ingredients, like prepared pesto and pre-cut chicken tenders, help you make perfect stuffed pasta in less time.

Prep Time

20

Minutes

Total Time

1:15

Hr:Mins

Makes

7

servings

1
jar (16 oz) Alfredo pasta sauce
1 1/2
cups water
1
teaspoon garlic powder
1
package (1 1/4 lb) uncooked chicken breast tenders (not breaded) (14 tenders)
1
teaspoon Italian seasoning
14
uncooked manicotti pasta shells (8 oz)
2
cups shredded mozzarella cheese (8 oz)
1
large tomato, chopped (1 cup)
1/3
cup basil pesto
  1. Heat oven to 375°F. In medium bowl, mix pasta sauce, water and garlic powder. In ungreased 13x9-inch (3-quart) glass baking dish, spread about one-third (1 cup) of the pasta sauce mixture.
  2. In medium bowl, sprinkle chicken tenders with Italian seasoning. Stuff chicken into uncooked manicotti shells. Place shells on pasta sauce in baking dish. Pour remaining pasta sauce mixture evenly over shells, covering completely.
  3. Cover with foil. Bake 45 to 50 minutes or until shells are tender. Sprinkle with cheese. Bake uncovered 2 to 4 minutes longer or until cheese is melted. Sprinkle with tomato. Serve with pesto.
Makes 7 servings (2 manicotti each)
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Tips
For more garlic flavor, use a garlic-flavored Alfredo sauce.
Don’t have chicken tenders? Just cut 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts into long strips to make about 14 pieces.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Serving)
  • Calories 600
    • (Calories from Fat 310),
  • Total Fat 34g
    • (Saturated Fat 18g,
    • Trans Fat 1g),
  • Cholesterol 120mg;
  • Sodium 610mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 35g
    • (Dietary Fiber 2g,
    • Sugars 2g),
  • Protein 37g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    Exchanges:
    • 2 1/2 Starch;
    • 0 Fruit;
    • 0 Other Carbohydrate;
    • 0 Skim Milk;
    • 0 Low-Fat Milk;
    • 0 Milk;
    • 0 Vegetable;
    • 0 Very Lean Meat;
    • 4 Lean Meat;
    • 0 High-Fat Meat;
    • 4 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    • 2;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.