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Chicken Finger Manicotti

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1 package manicotti shells (14 shells)
1 jar (30-ounce) spaghetti sauce
1 teaspoon garlic powder
24 ounces (1½ pounds) chicken tenders
1½ cups light shredded mozzarella cheese


  1. Cook manicotti shells according to directions.
  2. Heat oven to 350º.
  3. Spread a small amount of spaghetti sauce over the bottom of a 13x9 inch baking pan.
  4. Sprinkle garlic powder on chicken. Put chicken tender into manicotti shell. Place stuffed shells in baking pan.
  5. Pour remaining sauce over shells. Sprinkle with cheese.
  6. Cover baking pan with foil. Bake for 1 hour.
Total time: 1 hour 15 minutes
Preparation time: 15 minutes
Nutrition Facts
Servings per Recipe: 7 servings, 1 serving = 2 shells
Amount Per Serving
Calories 471 Calories from Fat 90
Total Fat 10 g
Cholesterol 35 mg
Sodium 1488 mg
Carbohydrate 66 g
Dietary Fiber 4 g
Protein 27 g
Exchange 4 starch, 4 lean meat
Carbohydrate Units 4