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Birda Mae's recipe corner: Chicken Manicotti

Betty Crocker's Entertaining Basics: Learning to Entertain with Confidence           Chicken Manicotti
                                            You will need a 13x9 inch rectangular pan

                                        1 jar(26 to 30 ounces) tomato pasta sauce (any variety)
                                         1 teaspoon garlic salt
                                        1 1/2 pounds chicken breast tenders(not breaded)
                                        14 uncoooked manicotti shells(8 ounces)
                                        2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese(8ounces)
                                        Chopped fresh basil leaves if desired

                                     1.  Heat the oven 350o.  Spread about 1 cup of the pasta sauce in the ungreased
                                          rectangular pan.

                                     2. Sprinkle the garlic salt over the chicken.  Fill the uncooked manicotti shells with
                                         chicken,stuffing chicken from each end of shell. Place filled shells on pasta sauce
                                         in the pan.

                                     3.  Pour the remaining pasta sauce evenly over the shells ,covering shells completely
                                          with sauce.  Sprinkle with cheese.

                                      4.  Cover the pan with aluminum foil and bake about 1 hour 30 minutes or until
                                         shells are tender.  Sprinkle with basil.


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