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Herbed Chicken Lasagna Recipe
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Herbed Chicken Lasagna Recipe

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For a cooking class several years ago, I lightened up a classic lasagna and created this chicken version. It was preferred over the traditional dish in taste tests in my class and by my family and friends as well. —Dena Stapelman, Laurel, Nebraska
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 50 min. Bake: 30 min. + standing
MAKES:12 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 50 min. Bake: 30 min. + standing
MAKES: 12 servings

Ingredients

  • 10 uncooked lasagna noodles
  • 1 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 can (12 ounces) tomato paste
  • 1-1/2 cups sliced fresh mushrooms
  • 1/4 cup chopped onion
  • 1 tablespoon dried basil
  • 1-3/4 teaspoons salt, divided
  • 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 3 cups (24 ounces) 2% cottage cheese
  • 1/2 cup egg substitute
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/3 cup minced fresh parsley
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 cups (8 ounces) shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese

Nutritional Facts

One serving (1 piece) equals 240 calories, 7 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 43 mg cholesterol, 1,038 mg sodium, 17 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 28 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 lean meat, 1 starch, 1 fat.

Directions

  1. Cook noodles according to package directions. Meanwhile, broil chicken 6 in. from the heat until juices run clear; let stand for 15 minutes or until cool enough to handle. Shred chicken with two forks. Drain noodles; set aside.
  2. In a large nonstick skillet, combine the shredded chicken, tomatoes, tomato paste, mushrooms, onion, basil, 3/4 teaspoon salt and garlic powder. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 25-30 minutes. In a bowl, combine the cottage cheese, egg substitute, Parmesan cheese, parsley, pepper and remaining salt.
  3. In a 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish coated with cooking spray, place half of the noodles, overlapping them. Layer with half of the cheese mixture, chicken mixture and mozzarella. Repeat layers. Cover and bake at 375° for 25-30 minutes or until bubbly. Uncover; bake 5 minutes longer. Let stand for 15 minutes before cutting. Yield: 12 servings.
Originally published as Chicken Lasagna in Light & Tasty June/July 2001, p42

Nutritional Facts

One serving (1 piece) equals 240 calories, 7 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 43 mg cholesterol, 1,038 mg sodium, 17 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 28 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 lean meat, 1 starch, 1 fat.

Medium-Bodied Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a medium-bodied red wine such as Chianti, Sangiovese, Malbec or Zinfandel.

Reviews for Herbed Chicken Lasagna(26)

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Reviewed Jan. 15, 2014

This was good and I did enjoy the lighter version, however, some things are just worth it to me in the traditional version even if it does pack a few more calories. I try to lighten up traditional beef lasagna by using lean ground beef, and reduced fat cottage and ricotta cheese.

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Reviewed Nov. 30, 2013

I like chicken and I like lasagna so we can't lose! It was fun to take a standard dish and change it just a little with a really good result! The variety alone is worth the effort!

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Reviewed Nov. 4, 2013

My family loves this! I am wondering if hands on prep could be cut down if you cooked the chicken in a crock pot with the tomatoes, mushrooms, onion and garlic. It would make the chicken easier to shred and that way the layers could be assembled when coming home from work. I'm going to try that next time.

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Reviewed May. 19, 2013

This is excellent and so easy to make. To save on prep pans, I cut the chicken in small cubes and sauteed in the pan (instead of broiling it) before adding the other veggies and sauce ingredients and it worked out fine. Will definitely be making again (and again). :)

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Reviewed Mar. 13, 2013

I would add ajvar or lutenica along with the tomato paste for a richer flavor layer.

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