Chicken Lasagna

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Looking for the ultimate comfort food that’s both easy to make and utterly delicious? Look no further than our mouthwatering Chicken Lasagna recipe! Whether you’re feeding a hungry family or hosting a cozy dinner party, this hearty dish is sure to be a hit.

Why You’ll Love Chicken Lasagna

  • Easy to Make: With simple ingredients and straightforward instructions, this recipe is perfect for both beginner and experienced cooks alike.
  • Rich and Flavorful: From the creamy chicken spinach sauce to the layers of gooey cheese, every bite is packed with savory goodness.
  • Versatile: Serve it as a comforting weeknight dinner, bring it to potlucks and gatherings, or meal prep it for easy lunches throughout the week.
  • Kid-Friendly: Even picky eaters will love the combination of tender chicken, cheesy layers, and perfectly cooked noodles.
  • Satisfying and Filling: This lasagna is the definition of comfort food, leaving you feeling warm, satisfied, and ready for seconds.

Ingredients Needed To Make Chicken Lasagna

  • Lasagna noodles
  • Shredded mozzarella cheese
  • Dried parsley (for topping)
  • Heavy cream
  • Shredded parmesan cheese
  • Cooked chicken (rotisserie chicken works well)
  • Olive oil
  • Onion
  • Garlic cloves
  • Kosher salt
  • Black pepper
  • Fresh basil
  • Fresh spinach
  • Chicken stock
  • Cottage cheese (or Ricotta cheese)
  • Egg
  • Dry parsley
  • Parmesan cheese

Substitutions + Alternatives

Can I use regular lasagna noodles?

Yes, regular lasagna noodles can be used.

Can I use regular dairy products?

Feel free to make this recipe your own. I use dairy-free products, but feel welcome to choose your preferred dairy products without any recipe adjustments. Unless specified otherwise, you have the flexibility to use the dairy products of your choice for the recipe.

How To Make Chicken Lasagna

  1. Prepare Chicken Spinach Sauce: Cook onions in olive oil, then add garlic, chicken, heavy cream, cheeses, basil, spinach, chicken stock, salt, and pepper. Cook for 15 minutes.
  2. Prepare Cheese Layer: Add cottage cheese (or Ricotta), egg, dry parsley, salt, and grated parmesan cheese to a food processor and pulse until smooth.
  3. Assemble Lasagna: Layer cooked noodles, cheese mixture, chicken spinach sauce, and shredded mozzarella cheese in a deep casserole dish.
  4. Bake: Bake uncovered, then cover with foil and bake for additional time. Let it rest before serving.

Commonly Asked Questions

Can I use store-bought rotisserie chicken for this recipe?

Yes, using store-bought rotisserie chicken is a great time-saving option. Simply shred the chicken and incorporate it into the sauce as directed.

Can I make chicken lasagna ahead of time?

Yes, you can assemble the lasagna ahead of time and refrigerate it overnight. Just bake it according to the instructions when you’re ready to serve. You may need to add a few extra minutes to the baking time if it’s chilled.

Can I substitute cottage cheese with Ricotta cheese?

Yes, you can use either cottage cheese or Ricotta cheese for the cheese layer. They will both yield delicious results. If using Ricotta, you can skip the step of pureeing it until smooth.

Chicken Lasagna

This dinner is so comforting and hits the spot every time! It is definitely on repeat at my house!
5 from 1 vote
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American, Italian
Keyword: chicken lasagna, chicken lasagna recipe
Prep Time: 25 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour 5 minutes
Resting Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 2 hours
Servings: 10
Calories: 853kcal

Equipment

  • Measuring cups/spoons
  • large stockpot
  • mixing bowls
  • Deep casserole dish (9×13 inches)
  • nonstick baking spray
  • Tin foil

Ingredients

Lasagna

  • 1 box lasagna noodles cooked according to the package
  • 6 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 2 tbsp dried parsley for topping

Chicken Spinach Sauce

  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 8 oz shredded parmesan cheese
  • 8 oz shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 5 cups cooked chicken finely chopped (rotisserie chicken works well)
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 onion diced
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 2 tsp kosher salt
  • ½ tsp black pepper
  • ¼ cup fresh basil chopped
  • 5 oz fresh spinach chopped
  • 1 cup chicken stock

Cheese Layer

  • 25 oz cottage cheese pureed until smooth or Ricotta cheese
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tbsp dry parsley
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 8 oz parmesan cheese

Instructions

Prepare Chicken Spinach Sauce

  • In a large stockpot over medium/low heat, add olive oil and diced onion. Cook until translucent, about 7-10 minutes.
  • Add minced garlic, cooked chicken, heavy cream, shredded parmesan cheese, shredded mozzarella cheese, chopped basil, chopped spinach, chicken stock, kosher salt, and black pepper.
  • Cook for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Prepare Cheese Layer

  • In a mixing bowl, combine pureed cottage cheese (or Ricotta), egg, dry parsley, kosher salt, and grated parmesan cheese. Mix until smooth.

Assemble Lasagna

  • Preheat the oven to 375°F (190°C) and spray a deep casserole dish (9×13 inches) with nonstick baking spray.
  • Layer the lasagna as follows: Line the bottom of the dish with 3 cooked lasagna noodles. Spread 1/3 of the cheese mixture (cottage cheese or Ricotta) over the noodles. Ladle 1/3 of the chicken spinach sauce over the cheese layer. Sprinkle 1 cup of shredded mozzarella cheese over the sauce. Repeat the layers two more times.
  • For the final layer, top with lasagna noodles and the remaining 3 cups of shredded mozzarella cheese. Sprinkle dried parsley over the top

Bake

  • Bake uncovered for 20 minutes until the top is golden brown. Cover with tin foil and bake for an additional 30 minutes.
  • Remove from the oven and let it sit for 30 minutes to 1 hour to set up.

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Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 853kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 65g | Fat: 60g | Saturated Fat: 33g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 18g | Trans Fat: 0.002g | Cholesterol: 237mg | Sodium: 2320mg | Potassium: 459mg | Fiber: 0.4g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 1854IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 1104mg | Iron: 2mg
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One Comment

  1. 5 stars
    Delicious!!!!
    All the family loved it.
    I prepared it with a little twist. I used gf rotini noodles layers. It was just perfect.

    Thank you for this great recipe.

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