Triple layer Chicken Lasagna, to die for.

This is one of my recipes created a good 3 years ago

I was working on a cookbook, the idea came about as I had, at work, built up a reputation for being a good cook. A whole lot of my fellow colleges were constantly asking me how to prepare this, how do you make that, so the inevitable happened.

I picked up my thoughts, grabbed my camera, occasionally, then proceeded to write a cook book. This book was completed in February 2003, and was just over 100 pages long, it took about six months to layout and every so often I look back and now I have revised one of them for the hub.

Hope that all of you will enjoy this one.

Chicken breasts ready to be cut into small cubes
Chicken breasts ready to be cut into small cubes

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All You Need For A Tasty Lasagna

Ingredients

1 batch of Hand Rolled Pasta see Pasta for the recipe, or you can use store bought lasagna

5 chicken breast fillets

1 medium onion, finely chopped

Salt and pepper to taste

10ml of olive oil

50g of grated mozzarella cheese

5ml of paprika

For the tomato base sauce

5ml of oregano

5ml of crushed garlic

50ml of semi sweet white wine

2 to 3 large ripe tomatoes (depending on taste)

25ml of tomato sauce

15ml of Light Soya sauce

15ml of marjoram

5ml salt

2ml sugar

For the white cheese sauce

100ml of white flour

250ml of low fat milk

100g of grated white cheddar cheese

50g of finely grated Parmesan cheese

5ml of mustard powder

2ml of salt

For the final topping

100g of grated cheese, I find that a 50/50 mixture of cheddar and mozzarella works best

5ml paprica or cayenne pepper

THIS IS GUARENTIED TO IMPRESS THE BOSS!

Preparing the dish

Method

Wash the chicken breasts, and chop them into tiny cubes.

Place the olive oil in a large saucepan on the stove, set the heat to medium. Wash and dice the tomatoes and the onion. Once the oil is hot, add seasoning then lightly brown the chopped onions, add the chopped chicken to the saucepan.

Then add all of the sauce ingredients to the saucepan cover and let it simmer on medium for about 40 minutes, stir occasionally. Remove the lid and let the mixture simmer for a further 10 minutes, to allow the sauce to thicken.

While that mixture is simmering away,

Take the pasta dough and roll it out into rectangles, Blanche them for about 2 to 5 minutes in some boiling salted water, they will have just started to change their colour. Using a slotted spoon, transfer the lasagna sheets to a bowl of clean water.

Method for the white sauce

Mix the flour, salt and mustard powder in a large measuring jug, slowly add the milk then blend the milk into the flour to form a smooth paste, continue to add until all of the milk has been blended in. Pour the mixture into a deep saucepan and place it on the stove on a low heat. Stir continuously, with a wooden spoon, until the sauce has started to thicken.

At this stage, slowly add a sprinkling of the grated cheese to the mixture. Stir the sauce and continue adding and blending a little at a time, to stop the sauce from forming lumps, until all of the grated cheese is in the sauce. Remove from the stove.

Take your lasagna pan or deep corning ware dish; you are now ready to build the lasagna.

Preheat your oven to 180 degrees, or gas mark 4.

Place sheets of lasagna across the bottom of the dish, each sheet should overlap onto its neighbour, a single sheet layer is all that is required.

Cover the sheets of lasagna with third of chicken tomato mixture, sprinkle the mixture with a third of the Parmesan cheese.

Then slowly and carefully cover the meat with a third of white cheese sauce.

Then carefully place another layer of the sheets of pasta on top of the white sauce.

Again, build a layer of chicken mixture, Parmesan cheese, white sauce, and the pasta.

To finish it off, add the last of the chicken mixture, Parmesan cheese, and white sauce.

Cover the top of the cheese sauce with a good layer of grated cheese and a good sprinkling of paprika.

Place in the oven and bake until the cheese is golden brown.


Serve hot.

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Trsmd 7 years ago from India

You could cook the lasagna sheets and melt the cheese over them, cook the chicken separately, and eat it with the cheese/lasagna.


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Just_Rodney 7 years ago from Johannesberg South Africa, The Gold Mine City Author

Thanks, Trsmd, that would be an interesting variation.


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G-Ma Johnson 7 years ago from NW in the land of the Free

Sounds really good...think I shall try this one today...I love lasagna but never thought to use chicken duhh..Thanks Rodney...G-Ma :o) hugs (drooling)


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Just_Rodney 7 years ago from Johannesberg South Africa, The Gold Mine City Author

G-Ma, it is very tasty with the chicken, and using low fat milk, cheese, it makes it a healthier alternative to mince or diced beef.

My pleasure G-Ma {;{(O)}


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RGraf 7 years ago from Wisconsin

This sounds great. Another new one to try.


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Just_Rodney 7 years ago from Johannesberg South Africa, The Gold Mine City Author

Thanks for the interest RGraf, as I always say the taste is the final test. It really is a good Lasgana.


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sixtyorso 7 years ago from South Africa

Rodney

yet another great recipe!


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Just_Rodney 7 years ago from Johannesberg South Africa, The Gold Mine City Author

This lasagna is a lot of prep, but when you have a large crowd over, well worth it. Thanks for the comment.


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sixtyorso 7 years ago from South Africa

Who needs a crowd. A bottle of good red Merlot, a nice salad with avo's and I'll eat it myself. Not to mention it sliced (cold) the next day as a snack.


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Just_Rodney 7 years ago from Johannesberg South Africa, The Gold Mine City Author

Like any good Italian food, the test is if it tastes better the next day, cold of course.

You forgot a nice crisp Garlic brad or herbed cheese bread.


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sixtyorso 7 years ago from South Africa

You are right about the bread but a warm olive ciabatta roll with olive oil, balsamic and a drizzle of basil pesto would suit me better!


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Just_Rodney 7 years ago from Johannesberg South Africa, The Gold Mine City Author

I suppose that would do, but then, again basil pesto could work as well!


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Karen Ellis 7 years ago from Central Oregon

Sounds yummy.


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Just_Rodney 7 years ago from Johannesberg South Africa, The Gold Mine City Author

Thanks Karen, it is yummy a good bit of prwp work but well worth it. Thanks for the comment.


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apricotmousse 6 years ago

Reading your recipe makes me crave for a lasagna. Thanks for sharing! I might try this over the weekend.


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Just_Rodney 6 years ago from Johannesberg South Africa, The Gold Mine City Author

Thanks for the comment, hope that you enjoy the end results of your cooking.


illi 6 years ago

my mum told me to cook.. but i want lasagna but there was no minced meat so i thought let check what i need for chicken lasagna.. this was a great help thanks.. guess i'll try cooking it now

illi


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Just_Rodney 6 years ago from Johannesberg South Africa, The Gold Mine City Author

That is the way we experiment and learn to cook, a wider range of items.

Thankds for the comment illi


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RASO 4 years ago from Slovenia

This is really a great chicken lasagna recipe, are you interested in relevant exchange of links with my www.lasagnarecipes.org.uk site ? Please let me know. Cheers.


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Just_Rodney 4 years ago from Johannesberg South Africa, The Gold Mine City Author

Raso, will do so so as soon as my PC, is fixed! Using the wife's tablet and not wanting to chomp to much of her airtime.. Thanks for the offer.


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agusfanani 3 years ago from Indonesia

This recipe can be a great variation for chicken dish so that it is not only served in the same treatment (fried chicken) all the time. I'll let my wife know about it and hope she'll try.


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Just_Rodney 3 years ago from Johannesberg South Africa, The Gold Mine City Author

Once tried, and you are hooked, Thanks for the comment.


Linda0011 3 years ago

wow, nice recipe , I like chicken very much. I will cook it as soon as possible, otherwise may be I have missed it. :P


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Just_Rodney 3 years ago from Johannesberg South Africa, The Gold Mine City Author

Well Linda001,

Thanks for reading this recipe and your comment.

I appreciate it.

Hope you enjoy making it, I am certain you will. All my family and friends enjoy it when I make it for them!

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