Creamy Chicken Manicotti


With prepared grilled chicken strips, classic chicken manicotti filled with Parmesan cheese, ricotta, chopped chicken and more are baked in a creamy sauce for an easy and impressive dinner.

8 servings


  • 8 dried manicotti shells

  • ¼ cup finely chopped onion

  • ¼ cup butter

  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • 2 cups whole milk

  • 1 (6 ounce) package Tyson® Grilled and Ready® Fully Cooked Refrigerated Grilled Chicken Breast Strips, finely chopped

  • ½ cup chopped cooked ham

  • 1 egg yolk

  • ½ teaspoon ground nutmeg

  • 1 ¼ cups grated Parmesan cheese

  • 1 (15 ounce) container ricotta cheese

  • 1 pinch Ground nutmeg

  • 1 teaspoon Fresh flat-leaf parsley


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain and rinse with cold water; drain and set aside.

  2. For sauce, in a medium saucepan cook onion in hot butter over medium heat for 4 minutes or until tender but not brown. Stir in flour and salt. Add milk all at once. Cook and stir until thickened and bubbly. Remove from heat; set aside.

  3. For filling, in a medium bowl combine Grilled & Ready® Grilled Chicken Breast Strips, ham, egg yolk, the 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg, 1 cup of the Parmesan cheese and the ricotta cheese. Pour about 1/2 cup of the sauce into a buttered 2-quart rectangular baking dish; spread in a thin layer over bottom of dish.

  4. Use a pastry tube fitted with the largest tip to pipe the filling into the cooked manicotti. (Or carefully spoon about 1/3 cup of the filling into each shell.) Arrange the filled manicotti in the baking dish in a single layer. Pour the remaining sauce over the manicotti. Sprinkle the remaining 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese over the sauce.

  5. Bake, uncovered, for 20 minutes or until manicotti are light golden and heated through. Let stand 5 to 10 minutes before serving. If desired, garnish with a sprinkling of ground nutmeg and parsley.

Make Ahead Tip:

To make ahead: Prepare manicotti as directed through Step 4. Cover and refrigerate up to 24 hours. To serve, uncover and bake in a 400 degrees F oven for 25 to 30 minutes or until manicotti are light golden and heated through. Let stand 5 to 10 minutes before serving. If desired, garnish with ground nutmeg and parsley.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

340 Calories
18g Fat
21g Carbs
22g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 340
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 18g 24%
Saturated Fat 11g 53%
Cholesterol 92mg 31%
Sodium 520mg 23%
Total Carbohydrate 21g 8%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 22g
Vitamin C 4mg 19%
Calcium 366mg 28%
Iron 1mg 7%
Potassium 298mg 6%

* 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.