September 20, 2007
Chicken and Spinach Lasagna
Lasagna is one of those quintessential comfort foods. Normally it's tomato based, but it doesn't have to be. I had some chicken left over from this weekend from when I made some chicken noodle soup and thought this would be an interesting way to use what I had left. Throw in a little spinach along with the chicken and you've got a hearty twist on the classic, that will fast become a favorite. It's nice to have a twist to pull out to surprise those you might be serving. Try it, you'll love it!
What You'll Need:
Extra virgin olive oil
1 purple onion, chopped
4-6 cloves of garlic, minced
6 cups of spinach leaves, washed and chopped
3 cups of shredded chicken
Freshly ground black pepper
Preheat oven to 375 F.
Sauté onion and garlic in a little extra virgin olive oil until just tender. Add spinach and cook until wilted. Stir in chicken and add a pinch of sea salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste. Remove from heat and set aside.
Brush an 8 X 8 inch dish with olive oil and place a layer of lasagna noodles on the bottom of the dish. (Note: If you want to make the dish go faster pre-cook the noodles and decrease cooking time in the oven by 45 minutes. Otherwise just put the noodles into the dish straight out of the package.) Add a layer of chicken/spinach mixture and top with Parmesan and mozzarella. Repeat these steps until you run out of chicken/spinach mixture, ending with a layer of spinach/chicken topped with cheese.
Cover with aluminum foil and bake for 50-60 minutes until noodles stick tender. Cook for the last 10 minutes with foil removed. Remove from oven when done and let sit for 10 minutes before serving.
Notes: You could use mushrooms and leave out the chicken to make it vegetarian.
Posted by Dianne at September 20, 2007 8:03 AM
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This looks delicious...I love the idea of adding chicken into the lasagna. Can't wait to try it!
Posted by: Dani at September 20, 2007 3:04 PM
I had wanted to try this for a while, but I never thought of it when I actually had chicken on hand. The left overs the next day were even better than fresh from the oven! I really loved the whole dish!
Posted by: Dianne at September 21, 2007 9:50 AM
I couldn't find anywhere to contact you but wanted to get your OK for putting this DELISH recipe on my site with a credit/link to you.
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I couldn't find a contact for you. I wanted to ask if it was ok to post a photo of your DELISH recipe with credit/link to your recipe.
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Posted by: Francie at January 2, 2008 7:22 PM
Hi Francie! That would be fine! :o)
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