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September 20, 2007

Chicken and Spinach Lasagna

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
Sea salt
Freshly ground black pepper
Lasagna noodles

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.

Chicken and Spinach Lasagna

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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Posted by: FranticCook at January 2, 2008 7:18 PM

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.

Best wishes,
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Posted by: Francie at January 2, 2008 7:22 PM

Hi Francie! That would be fine! :o)

Posted by: Dianne at January 3, 2008 8:47 AM

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