I myself love anything Italian. Especially their food. So when I found a recipe for cheesy chicken lasagna with white sauce, I knew I had to try it. I used to always get the frozen stouffers veggie lasagna when I lived alone, it was one of my favs, so I figured this would be similar. It was my first attempt at making any type of lasagna from scratch so of course I was intimidated. But I bought the oven-ready noodles and it was a easy! You must try if you love chicken, spinach and lots of cheese!!!
Easy Chicken Lasagna
1 box oven ready lasagna noodles
3-4 cloves fresh garlic, smashed and chopped
Diced, cooked chicken breast
1 med yellow onion
1 box frozen chopped spinach, drained
Minced mushrooms, if desired
Half and half or milk
4 cups mozzerella cheese
Italian bread crumbs
Leg container Ricotta cheese
Olive oil, salt and pepper
In a medium saucepan, melt a few tbsp butter and olive oil over med high heat. Add onions, cooking until translucent, then garlic. Constantly stirring, add 2-3 tbsp flour and mix well. Next, add 2 cups half in half or milk and lower heat being sure not to boil. Mix well, then add half of the mozzarella cheese (2 cups). In this step I used provolone cheese the first time I made it and it worked also. These mixture is your white sauce.
Next, begin your assembly in a deep casserole dish. Spoon some of the white sauce in the bottom of a greased and lined dish. Layer with noodles. Next add 1/2 of the ricotta, 1/2 of the spinach, and the diced chicken. Add some white sauce and repeat with another layer. On the top layer, spoon the remaining sauce, the remaining mozzarella, then the breadcrumbs. Cover with foil and bake at 400 for 30-40 minutes. Serve immediately! Will keep well in fridge for up to 1 week!!
Until next time food friends,
Enjoy some spice in your life!! Love, your favorite food gal:)