Tuesday, January 8, 2008

Creamy Chicken Lasagna

It's back to school time after a long Christmas break...yuck. I invited my friend Susan over to commiserate the end of vacation, and made chicken lasagna, which I had been craving. This recipe is originally from Karen and I made a few modifications to suit my tastes. This is a great dish to make for parties and get-togethers since you can assemble ahead of time, and the left-overs are just as good as the first time you eat it!

Creamy Chicken Lasagna

9 no-boil lasagna noodles
3 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
1 package baby bella mushrooms
1 sweet onion, diced
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 boxes cream cheese (room temperature)
2 cups mozzarella cheese, divided
1 chicken bouillan cube
2 teaspoons dried basil
1 teaspoon garlic powder
ground black pepper
1 jar favorite sauce (I use tomato cream or I make my own)

Boil the chicken until no longer pink, about 20 minutes, then chop or shred. Saute mushrooms and onion in olive oil until soft, adding minced garlic at last minute. In large bowl, combine chicken, sauteed veggies, cream cheese, 1 cup mozzarella, basil, garlic powder and pepper. Dissolve the bouillan cube in 1/4 cup VERY hot water, and add to chicken mixture.

Spread 1/3 of sauce in bottom of 9x13 pan, and top with 3 noodles. Spread half of chicken mixture on top, then 1/3 of sauce, the noodles, then rest of chicken mixture, then noodles. Top with remaining sauce and sprinkle with remaining cup of mozzarella. Cover with foil and bake at 350 for 45 minutes, then uncover for 15-20 minutes.


MartoneFour said...

Hi Lani! McCaffrey and I were just cooking one of Giatta's recipes modified pork chops with spinach, sundried tomatoes and feta cheese. McCaffrey wants something yummy to go with it, so we came to your site! I'll let you know what we pick. Love ya!

Auntie Una & McCaffrey

Susan said...

The chicken lasagna was delicious! Just looking at the picture on your site makes me wish I could have it for dinner again tonight. Thanks for inviting me over to share this wonderful meal!