Creamy Chicken Lasagna Recipe

This is a staple in our house! My kids loved it and devoured the leftovers the next morning!


9 lasagna noodles, cooked al dente

2 tablespoons olive oil

1 medium onion, chopped

2 garlic cloves, chopped

1 1/2 pounds cooked, shredded chicken breasts

2 1/2 cups ricotta cheese

1 cup grated Parmesan cheese, divided

1 large egg

3 cups grated mozzarella cheese

1/4 cup chopped fresh basil leaves

1/4 cup fresh chopped parsley leaves

Salt and pepper to taste

3 cups bechamel or alfredo sauce to taste

1 teaspoon nutmeg (optional)


First, preheat the oven to 190°C (375°F) and grease a 9×13-in large baking dish.

Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat.Saute onion and garlic until translucent.

Add the shredded chicken, heat well and remove from the heat.
In a separate bowl, mix together the ricotta, 1/2 cup Parmesan, the egg, the basil and the parsley. Season with salt and pepper.

Spread a layer of bechamel or Alfredo sauce on the baking dish.Place three lasagna noodles on top, followed by half the ricotta mixture, half the chicken, 1 cup mozzarella and a dollop of bechamel sauce.

Repeat the layering process with the remaining ingredients.
Finish with the last pasta, bechamel sauce, mozzarella and parmesan. Sprinkle with nutmeg if desired.

Cover with aluminum foil and bake for 25 minutes.Remove the foil and continue baking the cake until golden brown and bubbly, about 10 to 15 minutes more.
Allow to cool for 10 minutes before serving to allow the layers to set.

Variations and tips:

Discover different types of cheese such as smoked provolone or Gruyère and discover new flavors.
For a vegetarian twist, you can replace the chicken with fried vegetables.

Homemade béchamel sauce adds a traditional touch, although high-quality Alfredo sauce is a practical alternative.Fresh herbs significantly enhance the flavor of the dish and provide a fresh contrast to the creamy layers.

Creamy Chicken Lasagna not only pays homage to its Italian roots, but also reflects the adaptability of traditional dishes to new tastes and preferences. Whether you stick with the classic preparation or try making it your own, this lasagna promises a delicious, satisfying experience.

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