Chicken Lasagna






This chicken lasagna recipe is one of our favorite comfort foods. Tender chicken is layered with veggies, cheese, and lasagna noodles in a rich creamy alfredo inspired sauce. Serve it alongside a caesar salad and garlic bread for a comfort meal that’s perfect for any time of the year!

Prep Time 45 minutes

Cook Time 1 hour

Total Time 1 hour 45 minutes

Servings 15 servings

Ingredients

  • 12 lasagna noodles cooked and cooled
  • 4 cups cooked chicken
  • 3 cups vegetables cooked and cooled
  • 2 cups cottage cheese or ricotta cheese
  • 10 oz frozen chopped spinach defrosted and squeezed dry
  • 2 eggs
  • 4 cups mozzarella divided
  • 2 tablespoons parsley
  • 2/3 cup shredded parmesan cheese divided
Sauce
  • 1/3 cup butter
  • 1 onion diced
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 2 cups milk
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 4 oz cream cheese
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • ½ teaspoon oregano

Instructions

Sauce
  1. To make the sauce, melt butter, onion and garlic over medium low heat. Cook until onion is softened, about 3 minutes. Add flour and cook for 1-2 minutes.
  2. Reduce heat to low. Combine milk and broth. Add a small amount at a time whisking to thicken. The mixture will become very thick, continue adding a little bit of liquid at a time whisking until smooth.
    Once all of the liquid has been added, stir in cream cheese until melted.
  3. Remove from heat and add in 1/3 cup parmesan and 1 cup mozzarella cheese.
Assembly
  1. Combine cottage cheese, eggs, parsley and spinach. Set aside.
  2. In a 9×13 pan, layer 4 noodles, sauce, cooked vegetables and half of the chicken. Sprinkle with 1/2 mozza, 1/4 cup parmesan and 1/3 of the sauce.
  3. Add another layer of noodles, chicken, cottage cheese mixture, sauce.  Top with noodles and sauce. Cover and bake 40 minutes.
  4. Uncover, top with cheese and bake 20-30 minutes more.