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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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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."

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."

Reviewed Mar. 3, 2013

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

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!"

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!"

Reviewed Oct. 1, 2011

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

Reviewed Apr. 10, 2011

"loved this lasagna!"

Reviewed Nov. 3, 2010

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

Reviewed Feb. 23, 2010

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

Reviewed Jan. 23, 2010

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

Reviewed Nov. 26, 2009

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

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."

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.