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Super-Easy Chicken Manicotti for a Crowd

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Super-Easy Chicken Manicotti for a Crowd
  • Prep 30 min
  • Total 2 hr 0 min
  • Servings 21
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Italian foods are favorites with teens. This easy manicotti is hearty enough to fill even the biggest appetite.
Updated May 16, 2005

Ingredients

  • 3 jars (26 to 30 ounces each) tomato pasta sauce (any variety)
  • 1 tablespoon garlic salt
  • 4 1/2 pounds chicken breast tenders (not breaded)
  • 3 packages (8 ounces each) manicotti shells
  • 3 cans (2 1/4 ounces each) sliced ripe olives, drained
  • 6 cups shredded mozzarella cheese, (24 ounces)

Steps

  • 1
    Heat oven to 350°F. Spread about one-third of each jar of pasta sauce in each of 3 ungreased rectangular baking dishes, 13x9x2 inches.
  • 2
    Sprinkle garlic salt on chicken. Insert chicken into uncooked manicotti shells, stuffing from each end of shell to fill if necessary. Place 14 shells on pasta sauce in each dish.
  • 3
    Pour remaining pasta sauce evenly over shells, covering completely. Sprinkle with olives and cheese.
  • 4
    Cover and bake about 1 hour 30 minutes or until shells are tender.

Tips from the Betty Crocker Kitchens

  • tip 1
    Cheese crisps make a special added touch! For each crisp, place about 1 1/2 tablespoons shredded Parmesan cheese on foil-lined cookie sheet. Broil 2 to 3 minutes or until golden brown.
  • tip 2
    Make pans of manicotti the day before the party; cover and refrigerate. Bake manicotti about 2 hours before guests arrive.

Nutrition

450 Calories, 14 g Total Fat, 36 g Protein, 48 g Total Carbohydrate

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
450
Calories from Fat
125
Total Fat
14 g
Saturated Fat
5 g
Cholesterol
75 mg
Sodium
1000 mg
Potassium
590 mg
Total Carbohydrate
48 g
Dietary Fiber
3 g
Protein
36 g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
20%
20%
Vitamin C
14%
14%
Calcium
28%
28%
Iron
16%
16%
Exchanges:
3 Starch; 4 Lean Meat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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