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Creamy Chicken Lasagna Recipe

Creamy Chicken Lasagna Recipe

As a girl, I spent summers on my grandparents' farm and helped harvest bushels of fresh vegetables. To this day, I enjoy making recipes like this lasagna, laden with juicy tomatoes and herbs fresh from my own garden.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 40 min. Bake: 45 + standing YIELD:9-12 servings

Ingredients

  • 12 uncooked lasagna noodles
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1 can (12 ounces) evaporated milk
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 1 can (8 ounces) tomato sauce
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 2 cups cooked chicken strips (12 ounces)
  • 24 cherry tomatoes, thinly sliced
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese
  • Paprika and minced fresh parsley

Directions

  • 1. Cook noodles according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a large saucepan, combine cornstarch and milk until smooth. Whisk in the broth, tomato sauce, Parmesan cheese, garlic, mustard, basil, nutmeg and cayenne. Bring to a boil over medium heat; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Remove from the heat.
  • 2. Drain noodles. Spread 1/4 cup sauce into a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish. Set aside 1 cup sauce. Stir chicken and tomatoes into the remaining sauce.
  • 3. Layer four noodles and half of the chicken mixture in baking dish. Repeat layers. Top with remaining noodles; spread with reserved sauce. Sprinkle with cheddar cheese and paprika.
  • 4. Cover and bake at 350° for 45-50 minutes or until bubbly. Let stand for 15 minutes before cutting. Sprinkle with parsley. Yield: 9-12 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 piece) equals 251 calories, 8 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 47 mg cholesterol, 437 mg sodium, 26 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 18 g protein.

Wine Pairings

Full-Bodied White Wine

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