Spinach Chicken Manicotti

A Taste of Home Recipe

Ingredients

  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, mined
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 2 1/2 C diced cooked chicken breast
  • 1 pkg (10 oz) frozen chopped spinach, thawed and squeezed dry
  • 3/4 C diced fully cooked ham
  • 1/4 C grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 egg whites
  • 1/2 tsp dried basil
  • dash ground nutmeg
  • 12 uncooked manicotti shells

Sauce

  • 3/4 C all-purpose flour
  • 3 C reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 /c fat free milk
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/8 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1/8 tsp pepper
  • dash cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 C grated parmesan cheese

Directions

    1. In a small skillet, saute onion and garlic in oil until tender.
    2. In a large bowl, combine the onion mixture with the next 8 ingredients; set aside.
    3. Cook Manicotti according to package directions.
    4. Meanwhile, for sauce, combine flour and broth in a large saucepan until smooth.  Stir in the milk, salt, nutmeg, pepper, and cayenne.
    5. Bring to a boil over medium heat; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened.  Spoon 1 cup into the chicken mixture.  Add Parmesan cheese to remaining sauce.
    6. Spread 1 Cup sauce into a 13x9 baking dish,coated with nonstick cooking spray.
    7. Drain shells, stuff with chicken mixture.  Arrange over sauce; drizzle with remaining sauce.  Cover and bake at 375˚ for 35-40 minutes or until bubbly and heated through.

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