Delicious and Creamy Chicken Manicotti Alfredo

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Delicious and Creamy Chicken Manicotti Alfredo
Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
60 mins
Total Time:
80mins
Category:
Recipe by Administrator
Published on November 21, 2023

Indulge in the ultimate comfort food with this creamy and flavorful Chicken Manicotti Alfredo. This dish combines tender chicken, cheesy filling, and a rich Alfredo sauce, all wrapped in pasta tubes. It's perfect for a cozy family dinner or when you want to impress your guests with an Italian-inspired dish. The combination of the savory chicken, creamy sauce, and pasta creates a mouthwatering combination that will leave you craving for more. It's easy to prepare and worth every effort.

Ingredients

  • 1 pound chicken breast, cooked and shredded
  • 1 cup ricotta cheese
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon dried Italian seasoning
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 16 manicotti shells
  • 2 cups Alfredo sauce
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese, for topping
  • Chopped fresh parsley, for garnish

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F (175°C).
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine the cooked and shredded chicken, ricotta cheese, mozzarella cheese, grated Parmesan cheese, minced garlic, dried Italian seasoning, salt, and pepper. Mix well.
  3. Cook the manicotti shells according to the package instructions. Drain and rinse them with cold water to prevent them from sticking together.
  4. Using a spoon, fill each manicotti shell with the chicken and cheese mixture. Place the filled shells in a greased baking dish.
  5. Pour the Alfredo sauce over the filled shells, making sure to cover them completely.
  6. Sprinkle the grated Parmesan cheese over the top of the sauce.
  7. Cover the baking dish with foil and bake for 30 minutes. Then remove the foil and bake for an additional 10 minutes, or until the cheese is melted and the dish is bubbly.
  8. Garnish with chopped fresh parsley before serving. Serve hot and enjoy!

Interesting Facts

  • Manicotti is a classic Italian dish that translates to 'little muffs' in English, referring to the tube-shaped pasta shells.
  • Alfredo sauce was created by an Italian chef named Alfredo di Lelio in the early 20th century. It was originally a simple mix of butter, cheese, and pasta, but has evolved into various versions, including the creamy one used in this recipe.