How To Make Buffalo Chicken Lasagna
Buffalo chicken lasagna unites two strong dishes into one powerhouse meal. Spicy chicken, creamy cheese sauce, and lasagna noodles are all layered together.
- 4tbspunsalted butter,(½ stick)
- ¼cupall purpose flour
- 1quartwhole milk
- 8ozblue cheese crumbles
- ½tspkosher salt
- ground black pepper
- 4cupschicken,cooked, shredded
- 1cuphot sauce
- 8ozlasagna noodles,package, oven ready
- 8ozmozzarella cheese,shredded
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
Make a roux by melting the butter in a saucepan over medium heat; add the flour and cook for 1 to 2 minutes, stirring occasionally, until bubbly and slightly golden. Slowly whisk the milk into the butter-flour mixture. At first, the mixture will seize up and look crumbly, but will smooth out as you keep adding milk and whisking. Once all the milk is added, bring to a simmer. Whisk frequently, scraping along the bottom of the pan, so as not to burn. Cook until the mixture has thickened slightly and seems creamy, 10 to 15 minutes. Remove from the heat and add the blue cheese, salt, and a few grinds of black pepper. Stir until the cheese has melted. Taste and add additional salt and pepper as needed.
In a separate bowl, toss the chicken with the hot sauce until evenly coated.
Spread a few spoonfuls of cheese sauce over the bottom of a 9×13-inch (3-quart) baking dish. Arrange a single layer of pasta sheets on top of the sauce. Layer with a third of the shredded chicken mixture, about 1 cup of the blue cheese sauce, and then about half a cup of mozzarella cheese.
Repeat this process 2 more times. Finish with a final layer of noodles, the remaining blue cheese sauce, and the remaining mozzarella.
Cover the dish with foil and bake for 35 minutes. Remove the foil and bake for 10 more minutes until bubbling and lightly browned around the edges.
Cool about 15 minutes before serving.
- Calories: 393.96kcal
- Fat: 24.00g
- Saturated Fat: 12.50g
- Trans Fat: 0.20g
- Monounsaturated Fat: 7.41g
- Polyunsaturated Fat: 2.27g
- Carbohydrates: 21.65g
- Fiber: 0.89g
- Sugar: 5.15g
- Protein: 22.30g
- Cholesterol: 84.31mg
- Sodium: 917.14mg
- Calcium: 315.31mg
- Potassium: 339.67mg
- Iron: 1.06mg
- Vitamin A: 165.25µg
- Vitamin C: 14.81mg
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