Thursday, April 3, 2014

Chicken Parmigiana Manicotti

I've tried manicotti several ways and probably will continue making new ways because sometimes it's just fun to get right in there and literally play with your food which is what you end up doing to stuff the manicotti noodles.  






Chicken Parmigiana Manicotti

1 chicken breast, cooked and shredded
1 cup ricotta cheese
1/2 cup mozzarella cheese, shredded
1/2 cup Parmesan cheese, grated
1 large egg
1 tsp oregano
1/2 tsp crushed red pepper flakes
sea salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
10 manicotti noodles, cooked per package directions and cooled
1 cup red pasta sauce
2 tbsp Parmesan cheese, grated


Combine the chicken, ricotta, mozzarella, 1/2 cup Parmesan, egg and spices together in a medium bowl.  Stuff the manicotti shells with the chicken mixture.  Make sure there are no air bubbles and place in a greased baking dish.  When all 10 are stuffed, pour the pasta sauce on top and sprinkle with 2 tbsp grated Parmesan cheese.  Bake at 325° for 30 minutes