Shortcut Chicken Manicotti


This is a wonderful recipe that uses uncooked manicotti noodles.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
1 hr 15 mins
Total Time:
1 hr 30 mins
5 servings


  • 2 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves - cubed

  • 1 egg, beaten

  • 1 (10 ounce) package frozen chopped spinach, thawed and drained

  • ½ cup drained, creamed cottage cheese

  • ¼ cup grated Parmesan cheese

  • 10 manicotti shells

  • 1 (10.75 ounce) can condensed cream of chicken soup

  • 1 (8 ounce) container sour cream

  • 1 cup milk

  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning

  • 1 cup boiling water

  • 1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese

  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

  2. In a medium skillet over medium heat, cook chicken until opaque and juices run clear.

  3. In a medium bowl, combine cooked chicken, egg, spinach, cottage cheese and Parmesan. Stuff uncooked manicotti shells with chicken mixture. Arrange shells, not touching one another, in a 9x13 inch baking dish.

  4. In a medium bowl, combine soup, sour cream, milk and Italian seasoning and stir until smooth. Pour over shells in dish and spread to cover completely. Carefully pour boiling water around the edge of the dish. Cover tightly with foil.

  5. Bake in preheated oven 60 minutes, or until pasta is tender. Sprinkle with Cheddar and parsley and let stand 10 minutes before serving.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

512 Calories
26g Fat
37g Carbs
33g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 5
Calories 512
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 26g 34%
Saturated Fat 14g 72%
Cholesterol 124mg 41%
Sodium 826mg 36%
Total Carbohydrate 37g 13%
Dietary Fiber 3g 11%
Total Sugars 5g
Protein 33g
Vitamin C 6mg 32%
Calcium 437mg 34%
Iron 4mg 21%
Potassium 621mg 13%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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