Chicken: Chicken Manicotti with Chive Cream Sauce

posted by Linda in MO 07-19-101 9:19 AM

* Exported from MasterCook *
Chicken Manicotti with Chive Cream Sauce
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Serving Size : 0 Preparation Time :0:00
Categories : Chicken , Pasta

Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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12 manicotti pasta shells
8 ounces whipped cream cheese w/chives & onion
2/3 cup milk
1/4 cup Romano cheese -- grated
2 cups cooked chicken -- chopped
1 pkg frozen chopped broccoli -- (10 oz) thawed/drained
1 jar pimiento or roasted red peppers -- chopped/drained
1/4 teaspoon pepper
paprika -- to taste

Cook pasta shell according to package directions. Rinse with cold water; drain.

Stir cream cheese in saucepan over medium heat until melted then add milk, stirring until blended. Stir in Romano cheese. Reserve 3/4 cup of sauce.

Combine reserved sauce, chicken, broccoli, pimientos and pepper in bowl; mix well. Stuff each pasta shell with 1/3 cup of the chicken mixture. Arrange in nonstick 9 x 13-inch baking pan. Spoon remaining sauce over pasta. Sprinkle with paprika. Bake, covered with foil, at 350F for 25 to 30 minutes or until heated through.

Serving Suggestions:

Lemon Dill Bread: Season softened margarine (or butter) with some finely shredded lemon peel and a little dried dill weed. Cut a loaf of sourdough bread into 1 inch slices, cutting to, but not through the bottom crust. Spread seasoned margarine (or butter) mix between slices. Wrap with foil; heat.

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