Friday, April 13, 2007

Comfort Food...Chicken Lasagna


You know that left-over chicken that you sometimes have & need something to do with it? Well, in my case it was turkey. I made a yummy turkey breast in the crock pot this week & we ate on it for 2 meals. Had some left over & came across this recipe in my April Better Homes & Gardens magazine (pg. 226), so decided to try it. I knew my hubby doesn't like Alfredo cream sauces, but I figured that maybe, maybe he would like this, since it has some other great ingredients. Wrong! He didn't like it & let me know it...he's usually so great about liking and eating everything I make, so I guess I was bound to make something he didn't care for eventually....we've been married almost 2 years now, so we're still kinda newlyweds. He loves my marinara red sauce & will eat anything with tomatoes. Anyway, it really is delicious & I loved it, so I'm passing it on anyway! I'll keep it in my recipe file, even if I don't use it very often. I know we're always looking for new ways to fix chicken, so thought ya'll might enjoy too. We're having our Sunday School class homegroup over tomorrow night, so guess what I'll warm up & serve? Bet they'll like it!

Chicken Caesar Lasagna

9 dried whole wheat lasagna noodles (I used regular & only did 2 layers, so used 6)
2 10-oz. containers refrigerated light Alfredo sauce (shopped at Walmart & all they had was the jars of alfredo, so I used Classico 15 oz. with mushrooms...it was good)
3 Tbsp. lemon juice
1/2 tsp. black pepper
3 cups chopped, cooked chicken breast
1 10 oz. pkg. frozen chopped spinach, thawed & well-drained
1 cup bottled roasted red peppers, drained & chopped
3/4 cup shredded Italian blend cheese (or more, if you're like me & like it cheesy)

Preheat oven to 325*. Cook noodles & drain. In a bowl, combine Alfredo sauce, lemon juice, & black pepper. Stir in chicken, spinach, & red peppers. Lightly coat a 3 quart rectangular baking dish with nonstick spray. Arrange 3 noodles in bottom of dish. Top with 1/3 (or 1/2) chicken mixture. Repeat layers twice. Cover, bake for 45 to 55 min. until heated through. Uncover, sprinkle with cheese, bake uncovered for 5 min. until cheese is melted. Let stand 15 min. before serving.

Again, I only did 2 layers & split the sauce in 1/2 with each layer, then topped with cheese. It was really yummy...the roasted red peppers & the spinach combo gave it a really nice flavor.

It's not gourmet, but I loved it! Hope you enjoy if you try it too.

Have a wonderful weekend, all!

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wisteriagirl said...

Wow...that looks so good. My husband is like yours and probably wouldn't like it either. I just found your blog and see that you live in B'Ham. I just moved to Georgia about a year ago from Columbus, Ms., which isn't too far from B'Ham.

For Love of Home said...

Wow, if there are any left overs, I will be right over. I think I could even do that one. Thanks for checking out by blog, always nice to meet someone new. You are not too far from me, maybe 2 hours, any good antiquing in Alabama?

smilnsigh said...

This is the second time this week, that I've seen a recipe for 'Chicken Lasagna' posted. Seems I'm *being told something.* :-) Guess I have to try it.

I too love red sauce but some of my 'tummy issues' preclude it now. So, I do look out for things which aren't truly red sauce. But of course, the rest of the family can still eat true red sauce.

Mari-Nanci

Shabby in the City said...

It really does look and sound great! Husbands are a work in progress.

The Feathered Nest said...

What great timing! I roasted a chicken last night but have lots leftover since it was just the kiddo and me.

It looks deeelish...I'm going to try it.

Manuela

Anonymous said...

Yum.....sounds great always on the lookout for a new dish, I'm surprised I missed it in my magazine.

Have you ever tried the Ronzoni lasagna noodles you just baked, no boiling required...they're excellent....I use all the time.

Thanks for the tip, you have a nice week-end too.

Kathy :)

Betty said...

Rhoda,
The chicken lasagna looks and sounds delicious. My husband probably would like it. He's a good eater...

Have a wonderful weekend. We'll be going up to Ft. Payne, AL for a few days next week...

Sadie Olive said...

Sounds yummy... my husband does all the cooking so I'll have to print out this receipe for him. ;-)

robin sherwood frecklefarm said...

I love Chicken Lasagna...and comfort food.
Go over to my place, there is a message for you. Also I have given your Inspirational Friday recipe a
top bar link.
Love
Robin

RealEstateGirl said...

Well, it looks absolutely DELICIOUS! Sometimes hubby's can be so picky!

Hope your friends like it!

Daisy Cottage said...

Oh gosh... now I'm starving! Rhoda, this looks delicious ~ yummy! Thank you for the recipe and have a great time with your Sunday School friends!
xo,
Kim

Sandy said...

Oh yum, Oh yum!
I'll be trying this recipe :)

Lallee said...

I'm wishing I was in your Sunday school group! It sounds as good as it looks. Yummo!

Mary said...

Rhoda - the lasagna looks great but as I'm a vegetarian I will be sticking with my old version!!

Thanks for your lovely comments on my garden - I do hope you will get all those lovely things you are wishing for eventually. It does take time, planning, patience and money!! We do all our own landscape design and work, the latter becoming a little harder each year as we age, but did have to hire a contractor to do the new deck and gazebo. It went way beyond the budget, of course! But I'd waited so long, trying to persuade DH how my life would be so improved with an outdoor place where I could sit and enjoy the garden and wildlife (we only have a .25 acre lot), and read, eat and enjoy a glass of good red outside, without being eaten alive by the mosquitoes! He states now that we should have done it years ago - loves it all as much as I do!
However, your house is gorgeous both inside and out so know you will do fabulous things with the garden too.
Hugs, Mary.

~Dawn~ said...

Hi Rhoda!
You should try scrapbooking. It's so fun to arrange the different elements on a page.
You can print them out, or leave them in an online album. I printed a few on photo paper and they came out great. I think I'll probably send them to a photo lab, and then put them in regular 8.5 X 11 clear sheet protectors in a binder.

Susie Q said...

Your recipe looks delicious. Bill will usually eat anything pasta wise and the kids do as well. I am sure this would be a hit.
I like it better than the recipe I have used in the past! Thank you for sharing it with us.
I hope you had a lovely time with your friends!
Have a sweet week dear Rhoda!
Hugs,
Sue

violetlady said...

This looks SO delicious. I am definitely going to try this. I love lasagna (anything Italian) and this looks like an great alternative to my usual.
Thanks!

Tina Leigh said...

I love stuff like that but my husband does not like any of it either! I love going to the Olive Garden but he hates it sooo I go with a friend every now & then. Wish I was coming over with your SS class...I would eat it up!!

fromthepines said...

Rhoda,

Thanks for the idea for dinner!! I've never had this or anything like it and it looks great! I was wondering what I was gonna do and now I've got the chicken out!
Thanks,
Cheryl