Cajun Chicken Lasagna Recipe

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Cajun Chicken Lasagna Recipe

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Destined to be a new favorite with all around the table, this zesty take on traditional Italian lasagna nods to the Gulf Coast. Increase the amount of Cajun seasoning if you like spicier fare.
MAKES:
8 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 20 min. Cook: 3 hours
MAKES:
8 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 20 min. Cook: 3 hours

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds ground chicken
  • 2 celery ribs with leaves, chopped
  • 1 medium green pepper, chopped
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 can (28 ounces) crushed tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 can (6 ounces) tomato paste
  • 3 teaspoons Cajun seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 2 cups shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
  • 1 carton (15 ounces) ricotta cheese
  • 9 uncooked lasagna noodles

Directions

In a large skillet, cook chicken over medium heat until no longer pink. Add the celery, green pepper and onion; cook and stir 5 minutes longer or until tender. Stir in the tomatoes, water, tomato paste, Cajun seasoning and sugar. In a small bowl, combine cheeses.
Spread 1 cup meat sauce in a greased oval 5- or 6-qt. slow cooker. Layer with 3 noodles (breaking noodles if necessary to fit), a third of the remaining meat sauce and a third of the cheese mixture. Repeat layers twice. Cover and cook on low for 3-4 hours or until noodles are tender. Yield: 8 servings.
Originally published as Cajun Chicken Lasagna in Taste of Home Everyday Slow Cooker & One Dish Recipes Annual 2012, p36

Nutritional Facts

1 piece: 466 calories, 19g fat (9g saturated fat), 113mg cholesterol, 618mg sodium, 39g carbohydrate (9g sugars, 4g fiber), 38g protein.

  • 2 pounds ground chicken
  • 2 celery ribs with leaves, chopped
  • 1 medium green pepper, chopped
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 can (28 ounces) crushed tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 can (6 ounces) tomato paste
  • 3 teaspoons Cajun seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 2 cups shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
  • 1 carton (15 ounces) ricotta cheese
  • 9 uncooked lasagna noodles
  1. In a large skillet, cook chicken over medium heat until no longer pink. Add the celery, green pepper and onion; cook and stir 5 minutes longer or until tender. Stir in the tomatoes, water, tomato paste, Cajun seasoning and sugar. In a small bowl, combine cheeses.
  2. Spread 1 cup meat sauce in a greased oval 5- or 6-qt. slow cooker. Layer with 3 noodles (breaking noodles if necessary to fit), a third of the remaining meat sauce and a third of the cheese mixture. Repeat layers twice. Cover and cook on low for 3-4 hours or until noodles are tender. Yield: 8 servings.
Originally published as Cajun Chicken Lasagna in Taste of Home Everyday Slow Cooker & One Dish Recipes Annual 2012, p36

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rharkless User ID: 1200027 193186
Reviewed May. 16, 2014

"This was okay as is, but when I added Creole seasoning at the table it became much better. It's rather bland without it. I do think I'll make this again, but I think it would benefit from using Ro-tel tomatoes with jalapenos in place of the crushed tomatoes. Either that or replace the tomatoes with salsa."

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patriciaprine User ID: 7615860 120574
Reviewed Feb. 6, 2014

"I thought it was great, it had less calories then the orignal lasagna."

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