Chicken Cannelloni with Cheese Sauce
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|2 tbolive oil|
|2 tbButter or margarine|
|1 3/4 cChicken; cooked & diced|
|1/2 cMozzarella; (to 1 cup)|
|1 lbLasagna Noodles|
|Spaghetti Sauce; (homemade)|
|2 ClovesGarlic; finely chopped|
|1 1/2 cChicken broth|
|1 bnSpinach; cooked until|
|3 tbButter or margarine|
|salt and pepper; to taste|
|4 ozMushrooms; chopped|
|1 cParmesan cheese|
|1 smOnion; finely chopped|
|2 tbHeavy Cream; or Half-and-Half|
|1 lgEgg; beaten|
Chicken Cannelloni with Cheese Sauce Preparation
THE NIGHT BEFORE (or early in the day): Cook lasagna noodles in 6 qts. boiling water for 5-7 minutes or until tender; drain, wipe noodles dry with a clean/dry cloth, lay flat on waxed paper. While noodles are cooking, melt butter and olive oil in a large skillet. Saute onion, garlic and mushrooms until theyre tender; add remove from heat; set aside. Place cooked chicken in food processor and pulse until chicken resembles a tuna salad mixture. Combine chicken with the onions, garlic, mushrooms and the fat in which they were sauteed; add egg, cream and seasonings. Add spinach (cooked) and mix well. Cut each lasagna noodle into 2 or 3 pieces--each piece should be 3 to 4 inches long; place a tablespoonful of the chicken filling on each piece and roll into a tubular shape. If you dont want to make canneloni, just layer the ingredients like you would for lasagna. Arrange rolls next to each other, one layer deep, in a buttered baking dish; set aside while you prepare the cheese sauce. CHEESE SAUCE: Melt butter then add the flour and cook for a few minutes to get rid of the floury taste. Gradually add the chicken broth, whisking constantly to prevent lumps; add cream, salt and pepper. Cook, stirring constantly, until thickened and smooth; remove from heat. Stir in 3/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese and mix well. I like to use, both, red and white sauce on this one. I spoon over a strip of the white sauce, next to it I spoon on some red; keep doing that across the dish until the sauce covers the noodles. The red/white pattern makes it look pretty and gives the dish a little more flavor. It also cuts back on some of the fat. Spoon sauce over cannelloni in baking dish; sprinkle with remaining Parmesan cheese and Mozzarella cheese, if used; refrigerate until youre ready to bake it. BEFORE SERVING: Preheat broiler; place cannelloni 4-5 inches from heat and broil for 10 minutes or until sauce bubbles and top browns. If youll be making lasagna, bake in a 350-degree oven for 25-30 minutes, or until its bubbly and the top is browned a bit.
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