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A different take on traditional lasagna. To shorten prep time, skin bone and shred the rotisserie chicken; add to sauce.
- 2 cups reduced-sodium fat-free chicken broth
- 1⁄2 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper, divided
- 1 lb boneless skinless chicken breast, cut into bite sized pieces, divided
- 3 cups 1% low-fat milk
- 1⁄3 cup all-purpose flour
- 1 1⁄2 cups freshly grated parmesan cheese, divided
- 1⁄4 cup chopped fresh parsley
- cooking spray
- 12 no-boil lasagna noodles, divided
- 8 ounces thinly sliced deli ham, chopped and divided
- chopped fresh parsley (to garnish)
- Preheat oven to 350.
- Place broth and 1/4 tspn pepper in a large skillet over medium high heat, and bring to boil. Add chicken, cover reduce heat, and simmer for 10 minutes or until chicken is done. Remove chicken from pan with a slotted spoon, set aside. (Skip this step if using a rotisserie chicken).
- Combine milk, flour, and remaining 1/4 tspn pepper in a bowl. Stir well with a whisk until smooth. Add milk mixture to chicken broth in pan. Bring mixture to a boil over medium-high heat, stirring constantly. Cook one minute, or until mixture thickens, stirring constantly. Add 1 cup cheese and parsley, stirring until cheese melts. (If using rotisserie chicken, add to sauce now).
- Spread 1 cup sauce over bottom of a 13x9 inch baking dish coated with cooking spray. Arrange 3 lasagna noodles over the sauce. Spoon 3/4 cup sauce evenly over noodle tops. Top evenly with 1/3 ham and 1/3 chicken. Repeat layers twice, ending with noodles. Top with remaining sauce. Sprinkle evenly with with remaining 1/2 cup cheese.
- Cover with foil very lightly coated with cooking spray, bake at 350 for 30 minutes. Remove and discard foil, bake 10 minutes or until the cheese lightly browns. Sprinkle with parsley if desired.
Great take on lasagna! I might make a little more sauce next time, or pre-boil the noodles since this ended up a little dry for my taste, but otherwise great recipe!
I loved this! What a treat. I added garlic and mushrooms. I would make this for family and guests. (Cooking Light says to make sure you use 1% milk so that it is creamy, skim will not work.)
I first saw this in Cooking Light magazine. I LOVE chicken lasagna, but the calorie count is prohibative, so I rarely make it. This was a lightened up version. It was pretty good for being light. The parmesan cheese contributed to a some nice flavor, but I did miss the rich, creaminess of the artery clogging version.