Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Chicken Manicotti with Red Pepper Cream Sauce

Chicken Manicotti with Red Pepper Cream Sauce

Source of Recipe: Carol - at Barbo's Diet Kitchen

Makes 6 servings.

12 manicotti or 18 conchiglioni (jumbo shells)
8-ounce package reduced-fat cream cheese (Neufchatel), cut up
3/4 cup fat-free milk
1/2 of a 7-oz. jar roasted red sweet peppers (about 1/2 cup), drained
and chopped or one 4-oz. jar diced pimiento, drained
3 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
9-ounce package (2 cups) frozen diced cooked chicken, thawed
10-ounce package frozen chopped broccoli, thawed and drained
2 tablespoons thinly sliced green onion
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper

Cook pasta according to package directions. Rinse with cold
water; drain well. Meanwhile, for sauce, in a heavy small
saucepan stir cream cheese and 1/4 cup of the milk over medium-low
heat until smooth. Stir in remaining milk. Stir in sweet peppers or
pimiento and Parmesan cheese; heat through.

For filling:
In a large bowl stir together 3/4 cup of the sauce (set remaining
sauce aside), the chicken, broccoli, onion, and black pepper.

Using a small spoon, stuff each manicotti with about 1/4 cup of
the filling or each conchiglioni with 2 to 3 tablespoons filling.
Place in a 3-quart rectangular baking dish. Bake, covered, in a 350º
oven for 30 minutes or until heated through.

To serve:
Cook and stir remaining sauce over low heat until heated
through. Place 2 manicotti or 3 shells on each serving plate.
Spoon sauce over shells.

One serving (2 manacotti or 3 shells w/sauce) equals: calories:
318 , total fat: 14 gm, cholesterol: 76mg, sodium: 291mg ,
carbohydrate: 24g , fiber: 1g , protein: 23g ,

Exchanges: 1.5 starch,1 vegetables,2.5 lean meat,1 fat

WW Pts: 7

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