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Chicken Lasagne

28 Aug

Hot out the oven – my first try at chicken lasagne.

The first recipe I have now tried since starting this blog is chicken lasagne.

In the past we have only ever made beef mince lasagne and I decided it was time for a change. I came across this recipe online and decided to give it a go. However I did change a few things as I went along.

First I gathered the ingredients:

  • Pre-cooked/Roasted Chicken
  • Lasagne Sheets (I cooked up the dried sheets but I would recommend using the fresh lasagne sheets, ended up with a lot of sticking!!) – orginal recipe suggests 6.
  • 1 chicken bouillon (stock cube) and 60ml hot water
  • 250 g cream cheese
  • 1 cup Mozzarella cheese (plus some for sprinkling on top)
  • 1 jar of tomato based pasta sauce

Then this is what I did:

  1. First I preheat the oven to 180 degrees Celsius.
  2. Next I put some water on the stove, lightly salted it,  added a little bit of oil and brought it to the boil. Once boiling I put the lasagne into the water and set the timer for 8 minutes (suggested cooking time 8-10 minutes). This should be cooked until al dente. When finished, drain the pasta, rinse it with cold water and put it aside ready to be used later on.
  3. While the pasta was cooking, I shredded the chicken in a bowl, added the cream cheese and the cup of mozzarella cheese. In here you should also add the 60 mls of water mixed with the chicken bouillon however I didn’t have any chicken stock (one thing I didn’t check before heading to the shops), so I just threw in the hot water and added some other seasonings (Aromat, all purpose seasoning and mixed herbs). I mixed these ingredients till they were well combined.
  4. Once the chicken mixture and the lasagne were ready, I spread one quarter of the tomato based pasta sauce in the base of an oven safe dish. Next I placed one third of the chicken mixture over the sauce, followed by a layer of lasagne (2 sheets). I repeated these steps twice so that I had 3 layer of everything. I spread the remaining quarter of pasta sauce over the top, then sprinkled mozzarella cheese till it was covered.
  5. I placed the dish into the oven and let it cook for 20 minutes. When it was finished I let it sit for several minutes before serving. (I used this time to set the table and call everybody for dinner).

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I am not the world’s best photographer so I cannot provide a beautiful snapshot but I can tell you that this was really delicious. I got compliments from everyone for this meal, so glad I tried it.

To see the original recipe, follow this link.