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Chicken Manicotti with Ricotta Cheese

1 8oz package Manicotti shells
2 chicken breasts (boiled an cut shredded)
1 package (15 oz) Part skim Ricotta cheese
1 Tablespoon Italian Seasoning
1/4 cup milk
1/2 cup parmesan cheese
1 large egg
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon onion powder
1 teaspoon salt

Spray 13 x 9 inch baking dish with cooking spray. I boil my chicken in salted water while the Manicotti is cooking.   Cook Manicotti  according to package directions for 6-8 minutes, leaving it a bit undercooked. (it will cook further in the oven)  Drain noodles and set aside to cool.  Dice or shred chicken.  In a medium bowl, stir together the remaining ingredients until thoroughly combined.  Stir in chicken.  Stuff shells with a teaspoon at a time of the chicken mixture.  Place in baking dish and cover with your choice of alfredo sauce or marinara sauce.  Bake for 25 – 30 minutes or until heated through.

~Marsha Bradford