Italian Chicken Lasagna Recipe

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Recipes.net Team Published August 7, 2020
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Here’s a classic dish that you can serve at dinner parties and family dinners or just eat comfortably at home. This tasty Italian pasta dish is pretty usual and popular in America. But did you know that it’s pretty special in Italy? In Italy, this pasta is served on special occasions, traditions, and celebrations. There are many variations of this dish but this Italian Chicken Lasagna Recipe will give you an elegant dinner and the best comfort food out there.

The Italian-way of cooking lasagna requires a lot of time in carefully preparing every part of it. On the other hand, the American-style of cooking lasagna adopted the Lasagna Imbottite which means “stuffed lasagna” in Italy. The American way has definitely made this insanely good pasta dish easier to make. The ingredients of a lasagna work well together giving you a delicious meal that will surely fill you up.

Tip: To prepare your lasagna ahead of time you can assemble it a day before cooking and refrigerate it.

We promise you that this is the best tasting chicken lasagna recipe out there. It has a rich and creamy sauce, tender chicken, salty parmesan cheese, and buttery mozzarella cheese that just melts perfectly. In this chicken lasagna recipe, we try to keep the ingredients plain and simple. We want the towering layers of smooth and chewy lasagna noodles to give way to our creamy and flavorful sauce. You can even throw in a Red White and Blue Spinach Salad or Crockpot Butter Garlic Bread on the side for a fuller and tastier meal.

Tip: In storing and cooking your Italian chicken lasagna, it’s best to cover your container with aluminum foil to keep it moist and cook it evenly.

How To Make Italian Chicken Lasagna

The best tasting chicken lasagna recipe that gives you layers of lasagna pasta filled with meaty, creamy, and cheesy goodness.

  • 8 oz chicken breast
  • 4 oz lasagna noodles (or other wide noodles)
  • 1 egg (beaten)
  • 1 cup cream-style cottage cheese
  • ¼ cup parmesan cheese (grated)
  • 6 oz mozzarella cheese (shredded)
  • 2 cups frozen Italian sauce (thawed)
  1. In a skillet, cook the chicken breast and drain off excess fat.

  2. Cook the lasagna noodles in boiling salted water according to the package directions and drain it in a 1-quart strainer.

  3. In a medium-sized bowl, combine egg, cottage cheese, Parmesan cheese, and the cooked meat.

  4. In a 10x6x2 inch baking dish, layer, in order, half the noodles, half the meat, half the mozzarella, and half the Italian sauce.

  5. Repeat layers.

  6. Place baking dish on a baking pan to catch any juices that may bubble over.

  7. Bake, uncovered, in 375 degrees F heat in the oven for 50 minutes or until bubbly and golden.

  8. Let your lasagna sit for 10 minutes before serving.

  9. Sprinkle additional parmesan cheese on your lasagna to your liking and it’s time to dig in. Buon appetito!

Dry your lasagna noodles before layering them by placing them on a clean kitchen towel and patting them dry.

Having thin layers of sauce is okay! Just make sure to evenly spread the sauce and it will surely melt together as it bakes.

How To Make Italian Chicken Lasagna

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The best tasting chicken lasagna recipe that gives you layers of lasagna pasta filled with meaty, creamy, and cheesy goodness.

Preparation Time: 30 mins
Time: 10 mins
Cooking Time: 1 hr
Total Time: 1 hr 30 mins
Serves:
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Ingredients

  • 8 oz chicken breast
  • 4 oz lasagna noodles, or other wide noodles
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 cup cream-style cottage cheese
  • ¼ cup parmesan cheese, grated
  • 6 oz mozzarella cheese, shredded
  • 2 cups frozen Italian sauce, thawed

Instructions

  1. In a skillet, cook the chicken breast and drain off excess fat.

  2. Cook the lasagna noodles in boiling salted water according to the package directions and drain it in a 1-quart strainer.

  3. In a medium-sized bowl, combine egg, cottage cheese, Parmesan cheese, and the cooked meat.

  4. In a 10x6x2 inch baking dish, layer, in order, half the noodles, half the meat, half the mozzarella, and half the Italian sauce.

  5. Repeat layers.

  6. Place baking dish on a baking pan to catch any juices that may bubble over.

  7. Bake, uncovered, in 375 degrees F heat in the oven for 50 minutes or until bubbly and golden.

  8. Let your lasagna sit for 10 minutes before serving.

  9. Sprinkle additional parmesan cheese on your lasagna to your liking and it’s time to dig in. Buon appetito!

Recipe Notes

Dry your lasagna noodles before layering them by placing them on a clean kitchen towel and patting them dry.

Having thin layers of sauce is okay! Just make sure to evenly spread the sauce and it will surely melt together as it bakes.

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Nutrition

  • Calcium: 179mg
  • Calories: 337kcal
  • Carbohydrates: 19g
  • Cholesterol: 63mg
  • Fat: 21g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Iron: 1mg
  • Potassium: 237mg
  • Protein: 18g
  • Saturated Fat: 6g
  • Sodium: 902mg
  • Sugar: 8g
  • Vitamin A: 267IU
  • Vitamin C: 1mg
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Commonly Asked Questions

How do I store my chicken lasagna?

If you have any lasagna leftovers, keep it in the baking dish, let it cool to room temperature, and cover it well with foil or a plastic wrap. It should last for 3 to 5 days when kept in the fridge.

Can I freeze and reheat chicken lasagna?

Yes! All you have to do is tightly cover it with foil, cool it in the freezer and it should still be good for 2 to 3 months. You can reheat it by preheating your oven to 400 degrees F, keeping the baking dish covered with foil, and cooking it for 1 and a half hours. You can bake the lasagna for another 10 minutes after removing the foil or until you see the cheese bubble.

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Conclusion

Besides being an easy-to-follow recipe, you can also get creative and use other ingredients like those that you can find at home such as leftover chicken, ground pork or beef and other types of cheese.

This timeless chicken lasagna recipe can be a trusted dish for your next hangout or your random pasta cravings. Now be ready to serve the best chicken lasagna that’s loaded with flavors that just hit the right spot.

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