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Chicken Cheese Lasagna Recipe

Chicken Cheese Lasagna Recipe

This creamy pasta dish gives an old favorite a new twist! Three cheeses and chicken blended with the fresh taste of spinach make it a real crowd-pleaser. Try it served with a green salad and a light dessert. — Mary Ann Kosmas, Minneapolis, Minnesota
TOTAL TIME: Prep:25 min. Bake: 35 min. + standing YIELD:12 servings


  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1/2 cup butter, cubed
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 1-1/2 cups 2% milk
  • 4 cups (16 ounces) shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese, divided
  • 1 cup grated Parmesan cheese, divided
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon white pepper
  • 2 cups (15 to 16 ounces) ricotta cheese
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh parsley
  • 9 lasagna noodles, cooked and drained
  • 2 packages (10 ounces each) frozen spinach, thawed and well drained
  • 2 cups cubed cooked chicken


  • 1. In a large saucepan, saute onion in butter until tender. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer. Stir in flour and salt until blended; cook until bubbly. Gradually stir in broth and milk. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 1 minute or until thickened. Stir in 2 cups mozzarella, 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese, basil, oregano and pepper; set aside.
  • 2. In a large bowl, combine the ricotta cheese, parsley and remaining mozzarella; set aside. Spread one-quarter of the cheese sauce into a greased 13x9-in. baking dish; cover with one-third of the noodles. Layer with half of the ricotta mixture, half of the spinach and half of the chicken.
  • 3. Cover with one-quarter of the cheese sauce and one-third of the noodles. Repeat layers of ricotta mixture, spinach, chicken and one-quarter cheese sauce. Cover with remaining noodles and cheese sauce.
  • 4. Sprinkle with remaining Parmesan cheese. Bake at 350°, uncovered, for 35-40 minutes. Let stand 15 minutes. Yield: 12 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 piece: 410 calories, 22g fat (13g saturated fat), 87mg cholesterol, 830mg sodium, 25g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 2g fiber), 28g protein.

Reviews for Chicken Cheese Lasagna

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danielleylee User ID: 4484886 244537
Reviewed Feb. 26, 2016

"I made this with Ina Garten's leftover lemon chicken recipe from food network. I cut the recipe in half and made it in a bread pan. My husband absolutely loved this dish. He said it was his favorite lasagna. I made it with fat free skim milk, fat free ricotta. Good idea adding some greens."

kiraclifton User ID: 3274796 240744
Reviewed Dec. 31, 2015

"added mushrooms, and the zest of one lemon into the ricotta mixture, which balanced the heaviness of the cheese & dairy. Will make again, with fresh herbs as the only change."

Go9ersjrh User ID: 3896860 1753
Reviewed Mar. 3, 2013

"The sauce is bland. It either needs more seasoning or a stronger chees."

suomikuutsa User ID: 6830003 916
Reviewed Aug. 23, 2012

"I am a Wisconsin girl so when something says chicken and CHEESE lasagna, it better have some awesome cheesy flavor! This does not! It has a ton of cheese that has no flavor! I would do half mozzarella half asiago or some other tasty cheese! Then I would make it again!"

riblet User ID: 4681629 198355
Reviewed May. 27, 2012

"Excellent recipe - no tweeks needed! Have made it many times - at home and for large crowds. Always gets good reviews. Thank you!"

nikschwid User ID: 5576252 2281
Reviewed Oct. 1, 2011

"Fabulous! My kids even ate it and they don't like spinach!"

Crisco_7 User ID: 5924985 1751
Reviewed Apr. 10, 2011

"loved this lasagna!"

riblet User ID: 4681629 798
Reviewed Nov. 3, 2010

"Excellent recipe. Made it exactly as written. A rare recipe where no tweaks are needed. Thank you!"

brandilacey User ID: 4850355 895
Reviewed Feb. 23, 2010

"Very good and easy. I added a jar of spaghetti sauce bc I like very saucy lasagnas. Turned out great."

riblet User ID: 4681629 1177
Reviewed Jan. 23, 2010

"An excellent recipe! No changes needed! We made it for a crowd - it was a huge hit. Thank you!"

lsarets User ID: 2485466 1387
Reviewed Nov. 26, 2009

"Excellent! I think I would add mushrooms next time."

gramma j User ID: 4020802 1385
Reviewed Nov. 3, 2009

"What a tasty recipe! I made this for Easter dinner-for a change from ham- and everyone loved it.I have made this many times, and we prefer it if I use dry cottage cheese instead of ricotta. Ricotta is not always available in our small town, so that is a big plus for me."

CharlesR_female User ID: 56129 2641
Reviewed Dec. 16, 2007

"This is the best Lasagna that I have ever tasted! My kids just love it when I make it.

I usually double the chicken and the sauce.
It is definately a 6 star recipe"

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Wine Pairings

Full-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied white wine such as Chardonnay or Viognier.