Sep 13, 2009

Super Easy Chicken Manicotti

jar (25.5 oz) of your favorite pasta sauce
3/4 cup water
1 teaspoon garlic salt
1 1/2
lb uncooked, thawed chicken breast tenders (not breaded)
14 uncooked manicotti shells (8 oz)
2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese (8 oz)

Chopped fresh basil leaves, if desired

Total Time: 25 min

Heat oven to 350°F. In medium bowl, mix pasta sauce and water. Spread about 1/3 of the pasta sauce mixture in ungreased 13x9-inch (3-quart) glass baking dish.

Sprinkle garlic salt on chicken. Insert chicken into uncooked manicotti shells, stuffing from each end of shell to fill if necessary. (You could also use chicken breasts and just slice into strips). Place shells on pasta sauce in baking dish. Pour remaining pasta sauce evenly over shells, covering completely. Cover with foil.

Bake about 1 hour or until chicken is no longer pink in center and shells are tender. Sprinkle with cheese. Bake uncovered about 5 minutes or until cheese is melted. Sprinkle with basil. Serve with breadsticks or crusty bread.

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