Monday, February 15, 2010

Chicken Manicotti

I served this dish for my Valentine's dinner. I got this recipe from an Italian cookbook and it was great.
Chicken Manicotti
2 tbsp olive oil
4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, diced
6 tbsp butter
2 cups heavy cream
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp freshly ground black pepper
1/4 tsp freshly grated nutmeg
1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan
2 cups ricotta cheese
1 egg, lightly beaten
1 tbsp chopped fresh oregano
2 tbsp chopped fresh basil
8 oz dried manicotti, cooked
2/3 cup freshly grated mozzarella

1/4 cup white wine vinegar
1 garlic clove, crushed
1/2 cup olive oil

In a bowl, combine the vinegar, garlic, and olive oil for the marinade. Add the chicken and marinate for 30 minutes. Heat 2 tbsp of olive oil in a skillet. Drain the chicken and cook 5-7 minutes, stirring, until no longer pink. Drain and set aside. Melt the butter in a pan over a medium-high heat. Add the cream, salt, pepper, and nutmeg. Stir until thickened. Reduce the heat, then add the Parmesan and stir until melted. Remove from the heat. Heat the oven to 350 degrees F. In a large bowl, mix together the ricotta, egg, and herbs. Stir in the chicken. Stuff the manicotti with the chicken mixture. Pour half the sauce into a 9 x 13 inch baking dish. Place the stuffed manicotti on top. Pour over the remaining sauce. Sprinkle with the mozzarella and cover with aluminum foil. Bake for 45 minutes. Let the dish stand for 10 minutes before serving.
Serves 8


Emily said...

Check you out:)! I am really impressed.

Emily said...

I tried this for dinner tonight and my whole family loved it. Thanks for the great recipe.