Sunday, April 22, 2012

White Chicken Lasagna

My family really loves lasagna; in my opinion my husband makes the best traditional lasagna I have ever had.  But, I really wanted to try white lasagna, when it comes to pizza I am a bigger fan of the white sauce over the red so I figured white sauce lasagna must be good too.  I think this was a great recipe but I would have liked a little more sauce so next time I will up the milk by another 1/2 c and also maybe instead of just using milk I might change to half and half for a more creamier sauce.  Other than that this lasagna really did taste wonderful, it was a very nice change from the traditional lasagna I am used to.

  • 2 C. - Boneless Skinless Chicken (I used a store bought rotisserie chicken)
  • 1 14oz. - Can Artichoke Hearts (chopped)
  • 1/2 C. - Chopped Sun-Dried Tomatoes (I used some packed in herbs and olive oil)
  • 8 oz. - Package Mozzarella Cheese (shredded)
  • 1/2 C. - Parmesan Cheese (grated)
  • 2 8oz. - Cream Cheese (softened)
  • 1 C. - Milk (or 1 1/2c. half & half)
  • 1 Tbs. - Garlic (minced)
  • 2 Tbs. - Chopped Basil (I used the kind in a squeeze tube)
  • 12 - Lasagna Noodles (cooked)

SIDE NOTE ON NOODLES: (generally we don’t cook the noodles first, but being not enough liquid to cook properly, it would be best to cook at least half way through, too ensure being done)

Heat oven to 350 degrees

Combine the chicken, artichokes, tomatoes, 1 c. mozzarella and the Parmesan.  Beat the cream cheese, milk and garlic with a mixer until well blended and smooth, then stir in the basil.  Mix half of the sauce with the chicken.  Spread half of the remaining sauce in the bottom of a 13x9 baking dish: cover with 3 of the noodles and 1/3 of the chicken mixture.  Repeat layers of noodles and chicken two more times then top with the remaining sauce and mozzarella cheese.  Cover with foil and bake for 25 minutes or until heated through. Remove the foil and place under the broiler until brown and gooey.  Remove from the oven and let stand for 5 minutes before cutting.


Katie said...

I've never tried white chicken lasagna before, but the ingredients list screams to me that I must try asap!

Beth Michelle said...

What a great idea! I love white pizza so I can imagine this to be just as yummy!

OnSugarMountain said...

This sounds amazing! I'm totally with you on the white pizza vs. red pizza...I love red sauce but if I had to choose I always choose the white.


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