Monday, December 17, 2012

White Chicken Lasagna

I've read lots of white chicken lasagna recipes over the years and haven't really tried one.  I had some of the ingredients for this on hand and it sounded good when I needed an idea for dinner recently so I gave it a try.  The "lasagna" title is a little deceiving - there's not much cheese (a little parmesan on top) and the sauce that holds it together made the filling seem more like pot pie (between lasagna noodles).  As I was making it, I had the idea that you could take your favorite pot pie recipe, and layer that between lasagna layers and have a very similar dish (and make it vegetarian by adding more veggies).  Here's what the layers looked like as I was assembling it:

It was delicious, light (no cream or cheese), and satisfying.  I'll add it to my rotation of rotisserie chicken recipes and make it again soon!

White Chicken Lasagna (serves 4-6)
adapted from Everyday Food 12/12

3 T unsalted butter
2 stalks celery, sliced 1/4 inch thick
1 yellow onion, diced
1/2 cup asparagus, sliced 1/2 inch thick
4 T flour
2.5 cups chicken broth
2.5 cups shredded cooked chicken
1/2 cup roughly chopped marinated artichoke hearts
1/3 cup shredded parmesan cheese
olive oil spray
salt and pepper
6 no-boil lasagna noodles

Preheat oven to 375.  In a saucepan, melt butter mover medium.  Add celery, onion and asparagus; cook until onion and celery are translucent, about 5 minutes.  Stir in flour and cook about 1 minute.  Increase heat and slowly stir in broth.  Bring to a boil, stirring, and cook until liquid thickens, 1 minute. Remove from heat.  Stir in chicken and artichokes; season with salt and pepper.

Spread 1/2 cup chicken mixture on the bottom of a 2 quart pan (I used an 8x8 square).  Top with 2 lasagna noodles and about 1 cup of the chicken mixture.  Repeat for 2 more layers.  On the top lasagna noodles, spray with olive oil and sprinkle with the parmesan cheese.  Bake for 30 minutes.  Let cool 10 minutes before slicing and serving.


  1. Checking into your blog to say "hi!" and congratulations on expecting number 3! Very exciting! Get ready to be crazy busy;)

  2. I'm definitely trying this one; I bet my own Big and Little will like it, and you had me at "no cream or cheese". I like cream and cheese just fine but every other white lasagna I've seen/tasted has been dripping with them which I don't find appealing. Oh hey, do you think you could add some sliced, parcooked butternut squash to this?