Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Creamy Chicken Lasagna

In our almost 5 years of marriage, there are only 2 meals that Sam has ever requested that we have again, and this is one of them.  Both of the kids love this too!

This dish is relatively simple, but takes a bit of time to get everything together, as most lasagna's do.  Don't be afraid of the spinach.  I do NOT like spinach.  The first time I only put in half and it tasted ok, so I thought I would try it with 2 packages and it was fine!

Creamy Chicken Lasagna
(adapted from HDMac on food.com)
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 2 cups mushrooms, chopped
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour (slightly heaped)
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 1 1/2 cups milk
  • 4 cups shredded mozzarella cheese, divided
  • 1/2 cup parmesan cheese 
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 9 lasagna noodles
  • 2 cups cottage cheese
  • 2 cups cubed cooked chicken
  • 2 (10 ounce) packages frozen chopped spinach, thawed and drained
  • 1 tablespoon chopped parsley
  • 1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese, for topping

*Boil lasagna noodles until al dente.
*Melt the butter in a large sauce pan over medium heat, and saute the mushrooms, onion and garlic until the mushrooms have lost their water and it has evaporated.
*Stir in the flour and salt, and simmer until bubbly.
*Mix in the broth and milk, and boil, stirring constantly, for 1 minute.
*Stir in 1/2 of the mozzarella cheese and the Parmesan cheese.
*Season with the basil, oregano, and ground black pepper.
*Remove from heat and set aside. (The sauce should be fairly thick.)
*Preheat oven to 350.
*Spread 1/3 of the sauce mixture in the bottom of a 9x13 inch baking dish.
*Cover with 1/3 of the noodles, all the cottage cheese, and all the chicken.
*Layer with 1/3 of the noodles, 1/3 of the sauce mixture, spinach, and the remaining mozzarella cheese.
*Top with remaining noodles and sauce mixture, and sprinkle with parsley and Parmesan cheese.
*Bake 45 minutes.

I hope you enjoy this as much as Sam does!

-C :)

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  1. This looks yummy! Does it freeze well? Just wondering - with lasagna I usually like to make more than 1 since sometimes it's labor intensive.

  2. this one looks really good. will be trying it soon. :)


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