SAVORY CHICKEN CANNELLONI IN A CREAM SAUCE

 

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Ingredients

  • SAUCE:
  • 1/4 c. (1/2 stick) butter
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed
  • 1/4 c. flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp. instant chicken bouillon
  • 1/8 tsp. white pepper
  • 2 c. light cream or half and half
  • 1/2 c. combined grated Parmesan and Romano cheese
  • CANNELLONI:
  • 6 mannicotti shells
  • 2 tbsp. butter
  • 3 tbsp. sliced green onion
  • 1 pkg. (10 oz.) frozen chopped spinach, thawed and well drained
  • 2 c. finely chopped chicken
  • 1/2 c. combined grated Parmesan and Romano cheese
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 3/4 tsp. Italian seasoning
  • 1/4 tsp. pepper

Directions

  • Sauce: saute garlic in butter 3 minutes. Stir in flour, and seasonings. Remove from heat. Gradually stir in cream. Bring to boiling over medium heat, stirring constantly. Boil and stir 1 minute. Reduce heat to low. Stir in cheese until melted (set aside).
  • Cannelloni, parboil shells according to package directions. Rinse and drain. Meanwhile, saute onion in butter until tender (about 3 minutes). Remove from heat; stir in remaining ingredients. Preheat oven to 350 degrees fill shells. Place in buttered 2 quart rectangular baking dish. Spoon sauce over filled cannelloni.
  • Bake 20 minutes. Then parbroil several inches from source of heat about 5 minutes or until sauce becomes golden and bubbles (serve immediately).

Notes

recipe courtesy of Cooks.com

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