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Lemon Chicken Stuffed Manicotti

Loaded with chicken and asparagus and topped with a creamy lemon sauce, Lemon Chicken Stuffed Manicotti is a rich and cheesy delight!
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Lemon Chicken Stuffed Manicotti
Servings: 8
Calories: 330kcal
Author: Amanda Rettke--iamhomesteader.com

Ingredients

  • 8 manicotti noodles, cooked al dente and drained
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese, or fresh mozzarella pearls
  • 1 bunch asparagus, chopped
  • 2 cups rotisserie chicken, shredded
  • 3 strips bacon, cooked and crumbled
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 3 cloves garlic, chopped
  • ¼ cup lemon juice
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1 ¼ cup Parmesan Cheese, grated and divided
  • 1 teaspoon cracked black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon parsley, for garnish

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350°F.
  • In a large bowl, combine mozzarella, chopped asparagus, shredded chicken, and crumbled bacon.
  • Stuff manicotti with chicken mixture. When stuffing the noodles, hold one end closed and stuff the open end until filled. Place in a greased 8x8-inch pan.
  • In a saucepan, melt butter over medium heat. Add garlic and cook until fragrant (about 1 minute).
  • Add lemon juice, heavy whipping cream, 1 cup of the parmesan, and black pepper. Cook until heated through (about 5 minutes).
  • Drizzle sauce over stuffed noodles.
  • Bake 15 minutes, or until bubbly.
  • Top with remaining parmesan cheese and fresh parsley.