Chicken Lasagna Recipe

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Chicken Lasagna

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Ingredients

1/2 c
butter
1/2 c
flour
1/2 tsp
salt
1/2 tsp
dried basil
3 c
chicken broth, reserved from simmered chicken
2.5 c
chicken, from simmered chicken
1
egg, slightly beaten
2 c
cottage cheese
1/2 lb
lasagna noodles, cooked and drained
1 pkg
spinach, thawed and drained
1/4 lb
mozzarella, slices
1/4 c
parmesan cheese, grated

SIMMERED CHICKEN

1
chicken, broiler-fryer
2.5 c
water
1 small
onion, sliced
1
bay leaf
1 tsp
salt
1/4 tsp
pepper
2
celery, tops only

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Melt butter in a large; blend in flour, salt and basil.
2
Stir in chicken broth; cook, stirring constantly, until mixture thickens and comes to a boil.
3
Remove from heat; add chicken.
4
Mix beaten egg into cottage cheese.
5
Lightly grease a 13x9x2-inch baking dish.
6
Place a third of the chicken mixture in the bottom of the dish; top with half the noodles, half the cottage cheese mixture, half the spinach and half the mozzarella cheese.
7
Repeat the layering; end with the last third of the chicken mixture.
8
Top with parmesan cheese.
9
Bake in preheated 375 oven 45 minutes.
10
Remove from oven; let stand 10 minutes before cutting into squares.
11
*** SIMMERED CHICKEN *** Put chicken in a kettle; add water and remaining ingredients.
12
Bring to a boil.
13
Cover tightly; reduce heat and simmer 1 hour, or until tender.
14
Remove from heat; strain broth.
15
Refrigerate chicken and broth at once.
16
When chicken is cool, remove meat from bones; cut into small cubes.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Chicken, Pasta
Regional Style: Italian
Other Tag: Quick & Easy