Craving something comforting and delicious? Look no further than this classic chicken spinach manicotti! Our recipe combines tender chicken, spinach, and cheese-stuffed manicotti noodles all topped with tomato sauce for a meal that is sure to satisfy everyone.
With its creamy texture and hearty flavors, it's the perfect dish for a cozy weeknight dinner or special family gathering. So, turn on the oven and get ready to enjoy this delicious Italian classic – your taste buds won't regret it!
Preheat the oven to 350° F. Coat a 9 x 13 -inch casserole dish with cooking spray. Cook manicotti in salted water according to package directions. Avoid stirring to make sure that the pasta stays whole. Drain.
While the pasta cooks, combine the ricotta, chicken, spinach, 1 cup of mozzarella, parmesan, salt, and pepper in a large bowl.
Spread ½ cup of the sauce on the bottom of the prepared casserole dish. Fill each manicotti with the ricotta mixture and arrange in the dish in a single layer.
Top with the remaining 1 ½ cups marinara and remaining mozzarella. Bake for 30 to 35 minutes, until melted and bubbly.
Let cool for 10 minutes. Sprinkle with fresh herbs to garnish, and serve warm.