Monday, Jan 22, 2018

Chicken Manicotti

Click here to view a video on how to make a freezer Chicken Manicotti.  This meal is quick and delicious.

Chicken Manicotti – yield 2 (9 by 13) casseroles

  • 1 T garlic powder
  • 1 1/2 lbs boneless skinless chicken breast
  • 16 uncooked Manicotti shells
  • 5 – 6 cups bulk spaghetti sauce
  • 1 lb Italian sausage, cooked and drained
  • 4 cups (16 oz) shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 2/3 cup water

Rub garlic powder over chicken; cut into 1 inch strips.

Stuff chicken into Manicotti shells.

Spread 1 cup spaghetti sauce in each of two greases 13 x 9 x 2 baking dishes

Place eight stuffed Manicotti shells in each dish. Sprinkle with sausage

Pour remaining spaghetti sauce over the top. Sprinkle with cheese.

Drizzle water around the edge of each dish. Cover and bake one casserole at 375 degrees for 65 – 70 minutes or until chicken juices run clear and pasta is tender.

Cover and freeze remaining casserole for up to 3 months. Label 375 for 70 minutes.

To serve: Thaw in the refrigerator 24 hours and bake at 375 for 65 – 70 minutes. You can also bake frozen at 350 degrees for 2 1/2 hours.

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Q. I have a question on the Chicken Manicotti  recipe with the sauce. I don’t have a Costco card. Can you get the commercial size Spaghetti sauce at Wal-mart? How many oz is it? Also do I need to line the pan with Aluminum if I use one of the ones you used on the show? Just wondering. Or can I just spray it with nonstick spray? – Lant Family

A. In answer to your questions, you do not need to line aluminum pans with aluminum. Just spray with non-stick cooking spray. If you are using glass or metal baking pans you can line them with aluminum or plastic wrap, freeze the food for 1-2 hours, then take out of your pan and wrap in plastic wrap to place back in your freezer. To bake, remove the wrappings, and place back in metal or glass baking sheet.

Before I had a Costco card, I would buy 4 large cans (29 oz I believe) of Hunts Spaghetti sauce and 4 large (29 oz) cans of diced tomatoes from the grocery store. The Costco cans are 106 oz each. So, it comes out to be about the same. Please let me know if you have any other questions.

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