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Slow-Cooker Cheesy Chicken Manicotti

Slow-Cooker Cheesy Chicken Manicotti
  • Prep 30 min
  • Total 2 hr 30 min
  • Servings 7

This slow-cooker cheesy manicotti is easy enough for dinner anytime, but it’s also delicious enough to be the shining star of your next get-together. ...MORE+ LESS-

Ingredients

2
cups finely chopped cooked chicken
1
container (15 oz) whole-milk ricotta cheese
1
teaspoon garlic salt
1/4
teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
1/2
cup finely chopped fresh basil leaves
14
uncooked manicotti shells (8 oz)
1
jar (25.5 oz) Muir Glen™ organic tomato basil pasta sauce
3/4
cup water
2
cups shredded mozzarella cheese (8 oz)

Steps

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  • 1
    In medium bowl, mix chicken, ricotta cheese, garlic salt and red pepper flakes; stir in 1/4 cup of the basil. Spoon into quart-sized resealable food-storage plastic bag. Cut 3/4 inch tip off bag. Pipe filling into manicotti shells.
  • 2
    Spray 5-quart oval slow cooker with cooking spray. In medium bowl, mix pasta sauce and water. Spread about one-third of the sauce mixture in slow cooker. Place 7 of the filled manicotti shells in pasta sauce. Sprinkle with 1 cup of the mozzarella cheese. Spoon another one-third of the sauce mixture over shells. Top with remaining 7 filled manicotti shells; sprinkle with remaining 1 cup mozzarella cheese. Top with remaining one-third of sauce mixture.
  • 3
    Cover; cook 2 to 3 hours on High heat setting or until shells are tender. Serve with remaining 1/4 cup basil.

Expert Tips

  • Rotisserie chicken is a great shortcut for this recipe, but any cooked chicken or even leftover turkey will work well.
  • Like it hot? Use 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes instead of 1/4 teaspoon.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
440
Calories from Fat
160
% Daily Value
Total Fat
18g
28%
Saturated Fat
10g
48%
Trans Fat
1/2g
Cholesterol
85mg
29%
Sodium
670mg
28%
Potassium
210mg
6%
Total Carbohydrate
37g
12%
Dietary Fiber
3g
12%
Sugars
7g
Protein
31g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
30%
30%
Vitamin C
4%
4%
Calcium
40%
40%
Iron
15%
15%
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 2 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 1 1/2 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
2 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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