Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Tuesdays at the Table


If you are ever in need of fast, easy, cheap recipes, I highly recommend kraftfoods.com. They have literally thousands of recipes, most of them require fewer than 10 ingredients and take less than an hour to prepare and/or cook. Several of our favorite dishes have come from their website, including today's post.

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Shortcut Chicken Manicotti

Ingredients:
1 can condensed cream of chicken soup
1 1/2 cups water
4 oz Velveeta Pasteurized Prepared cheese product, cut into 1/2 inch cubes
2 cups frozen broccoli florets
12 manicotti shells, uncooked
1 lb boneless skinless chicken breast cut into thin strips
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese

Instructions:
1. Heat oven to 400 degrees.
2. Microwave soup, water and cubed Velveeta in microwaveable bowl on High for 3 minutes or until Velveeta is melted.
3. Pour 1/3 of mixture into 13x9 baking dish. Add broccoli to remaining mixture in the bowl.
4. Stuff manicotti shells with chicken and place in baking dish.
5. Top the shells with the soup and broccoli mixture. Sprinkle with Parmesan and cover with foil.
6. Bake 45 to 50 minutes or until manicotti is tender and chicken is done.

I totally cheat and get the precooked chicken strips from the frozen food aisle. That cuts the prep time to maybe 10 minutes. I have found that I have to microwave the soup/cheese mixture more like 6 minutes, stirring once, before it's thoroughly melted. The last time I made it, I halved the amount of chicken and manicotti and it turned out just fine, without as many left overs.

Enjoy!

6 comments:

Terry & Dennis Macri said...

This really does sound good....and easy. I will have to give it a try and see if Hubs likes it.

Lisa said...

This sounds great! Thanks for sharing about Kraft foods!

The Reality of Happily Ever After said...

Why didn't I ever think of Kraft's website! They have the best condiments, why not the best recipes!?

valentine said...

i have been a huge fan of kraftfoods.com for awhile, they also have a free magazine that they send out 4 times a year, at the change of a new season. i look forward to that a lot!

anytime i make anything people ask me about the recipe, it's usually from there, only a few ingredients and really quick!

Cole said...

That sounds delish!

Cookie Crums said...

Can I give you a little tip for "pre cooked" chicken? Next time you grill.... throw on two or three chicken breast. (I dont' put any seasoning on them...maybe a little pepper). Cut them up into strips. I divide into single servings or two servings for John and me. throw them into the freezer. and Volia. Quick dinner that you can do a lot of things with! Salads, stirfrys, mexican dishes....

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