Chicken Mushroom Lasagna

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Lasagna is a dish I enjoy making very much because of its versatility and taste. But especially because it is easy to make and it requires short preparation time. Lasagnas can have thousands of versions, and all of them are fantastic if made with love. The lasagnas are usually simple but if you know how to match the ingredients, they can taste heavenly.

You can make lasagna with various ingredients and unless you are making a vegetarian or vegan version, you will need some kind of meat. What meat you are going to use, depends on your taste. Many people like beef or pork lasagna, but you can make healthier versions with chicken or turkey meat. It will have fewer calories, it will be healthier, and it is a perfect choice if you are a fan of chicken or turkey meals.

Different variations of chicken lasagna

When it comes to lasagna, the chicken is used very commonly when preparing this dish. Not only it is faster to prepare, but it is easier to digest. Lasagna has pasta and cheese, and when you add the red meat on top of that, it could be hard to digest for some of the people. When using chicken, always use chicken breast, or white meat when you make the rich, thick fillings to encourage the right kind of blending and homogenous consistency.

White sauce and Buffalo chicken lasagna

Chicken lasagnas usually have a white sauce in them. Most of the time, the white chicken lasagnas are very cheesy and contain a lot of milk. On the other hand, some people prefer Buffalo chicken lasagnas. These lasagnas are made with the Buffalo wing sauce. And some prefer the already prepared lasagnas in the form of the frozen meal like Stouffer's chicken lasagna.

Homemade or frozen

However, it is way better to make a homemade version of the dish. It is tastier, but also healthier than the already prepared frozen meals. Additionally, the freshly prepared lasagnas don't take that much time as people might think. You can make most of the lasagna recipes in under an hour. Also, you can freeze the leftovers or the whole meal, which is again healthier than the frozen meals you can buy in the supermarkets or stores. The reason is that manufacturers use a lot of preservatives to lengthen the expiration date of their products. That can be months and even years.

Mexican chicken lasagna

Mexican cuisine has a lot of sauces and mixes that go well with the pasta. So, it is no wonder that they have their version of lasagnas. Mexican chicken lasagna is the one that uses the delicious shredded Mexican cheese blend. Usually, there is also corn or beans, and even corn tortillas.

Chicken-less vegetarian lasagna

As you already know, almost every traditional dish has a vegetarian version. Since lasagnas have pasta and cheese, it is no wonder that there is meatless lasagna. When it comes to the flavors, the most common version is spinach and mushroom lasagna, or even just plain mushroom lasagna. With the cheese and pasta in the combination, there is plenty of flavors to make a fantastic dish.

The most common combinations

Chicken goes well with most of the vegetables, but there are some common combinations that people just love preparing. Two great combinations are Chicken eggplant lasagna and Chicken zucchini lasagna. You can even use the combination of both vegetables. They usually go with tomato juice, Mozzarella cheese, and Parmesan cheese. You can make a great low carb combination of the dish by using the eggplant or zucchini as a layer, instead of the pasta.

How to avoid soupy lasagna

The first thing you can do is to let the dish rest for 15 minutes before you serve it. Then, the second thing concerns the ingredients. This is extremely important if you use a lot of vegetables. When you cook vegetables, make sure to drain them before layering the lasagna. The same goes for the pasta if you are using the lasagna sheets that need to be boiled before the layering. Also, if you are using cottage cheese make sure to drain it well. Frozen vegetables can be a problem sometimes, so make sure to remove all the excess water after you defrost it.

Lasagna in the skillet

Lasagna is usually prepared in the oven. However, you can even prepare it in the skillet, believe it or not. The preparation can be practically the same which is layering the three layers - meat sauce, noodles, and cheese. The only problem with the skillet is that you get a smaller amount of the dish. But it is perfect if you are preparing the meal for a smaller number of people or just yourself. Another thing that could be done in the skillet is that you can break the noodles in smaller pieces so they can be cooked faster.

Chicken lasagna roll-ups

If you like to spice things up, you can try chicken lasagna roll-ups, which is basically the same as any other lasagna. The only difference is how you fill and place the lasagna noodles in the pan. Check out this interesting video.

 

lasagna in the pan
Yields1 Serving
Prep Time20 minsCook Time45 minsTotal Time1 hr 5 mins
Chicken mushroom lasagna ingredients
 1 Chicken Breast - cleaned boned (a little over 1 lb)
 Mashed garlic
 1 tbsp All-purpose Flour
  cup Bell Pepper - minced
 1 tbsp Olive Oil
 Bay Leaves
 1 cup Sweet Onion - chopped
  cup Green Onions
 1 tbsp Garlic - finely minced
 ½ tsp Black Pepper
 1 tbsp Butter
 2 cups Chicken Broth
 1 cup Baby Bella Mushrooms - sliced
 Oven-ready Lasagna (don't complicate things)
 1 tsp Salt
 Cheddar Cheese
 Parmesan Cheese
 1 tsp Garlic Powder
 ½ tsp Basil - dried
 1 cup Heavy Cream
1

To sum up, this chicken mushroom lasagna recipe takes about 20 minutes of preparation time and 45 minutes of bake time. And it is enough to make a lovely dish that your guests or family will appreciate. But it definitely spells comfort food all the way, which is a feeling we should never get tired of. Enjoy with a green salad and yeast rolls! However, if you still prefer your lasagna with beef, try out our great recipe - Easy No-Boil Delicious Lasagna.

Cooking the chicken
2

1. Start making chicken mushroom lasagna by taking a medium-sized pot
2. First, place the chicken breast in the pot and then add the garlic cloves, the bay leaves, and pour two cups of chicken broth
3. Then, cover the pot and cook the ingredients over the medium heat for about 20 minutes
4. Once the chicken is done, place it in a bowl and let it cool down
5. When the chicken is not so hot anymore, debone the chicken
6. Shred the chicken with your hands and put aside for later
7. Now, take a different bowl and strain the broth in it
8. Then, add the tablespoon of all-purpose flour to the broth and mix well

chicken in the pan

Preparing the mushrooms
3

1. Take a medium saucepan and pour a tablespoon of olive oil in it. Add the chopped sweet onion, minced bell pepper, green onions, minced garlic and stir well. Cook all the ingredients for a couple of minutes over the medium heat
2. Then, take the wooden spoon and open up a spot in the center of the ingredients

mushrooms in the pan

Adding the mushrooms
4

1. After that, place the piece of butter in the spot and then add the sliced Baby Bella mushrooms. The mushrooms are placed in the middle because they are like sponges and I like soaking them by cooking them thoroughly with the combination of the butter and the rest of the flavors
2. Mix all the ingredients well and cook for about five more minutes

Adding the chicken
5

1. First, add the shredded chicken into the saucepan and mix it well. Then add the salt, garlic powder, black pepper, and dried basil
2. Stir well, then pour the chicken broth mixed with all-purpose flour plus a cup of heavy cream in the saucepan
3. Cook for 10 more minutes while stirring occasionally

Layering the chicken mushroom lasagna
6

1. Now move on to layering to lasagna by adding a spoonful of chicken sauce into the lasagna pan first
2. After that, put a layer of lasagna
3. Then, repeat until you have no chicken sauce left
4. Also, remember that chicken sauce is the first layer and the last one, so start and end with the sauce
5. In the end, on the top of the sauce put a lot of cheese
6. Cover the pan and your lasagna is ready to be baked

lasagna noodles

Baking time
7

1. Firstly, preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Then put the pan in the oven, of course
2. Secondly, bake for about 40 minutes at 350 degrees
3. Thirdly, Take it out of the oven and let it sit for about 10 minutes before cutting if you want to avoid crumbling
4. Finally, your chicken mushroom lasagna is ready for serving. Enjoy!

Pairing drink: Chateau Montelena Calistoga Zinfandel 2014
Music pairing: Fréro Delavega, a French musical duo

lasagna in the pan

Ingredients

Chicken mushroom lasagna ingredients
 1 Chicken Breast - cleaned boned (a little over 1 lb)
 Mashed garlic
 1 tbsp All-purpose Flour
  cup Bell Pepper - minced
 1 tbsp Olive Oil
 Bay Leaves
 1 cup Sweet Onion - chopped
  cup Green Onions
 1 tbsp Garlic - finely minced
 ½ tsp Black Pepper
 1 tbsp Butter
 2 cups Chicken Broth
 1 cup Baby Bella Mushrooms - sliced
 Oven-ready Lasagna (don't complicate things)
 1 tsp Salt
 Cheddar Cheese
 Parmesan Cheese
 1 tsp Garlic Powder
 ½ tsp Basil - dried
 1 cup Heavy Cream

Directions

1

To sum up, this chicken mushroom lasagna recipe takes about 20 minutes of preparation time and 45 minutes of bake time. And it is enough to make a lovely dish that your guests or family will appreciate. But it definitely spells comfort food all the way, which is a feeling we should never get tired of. Enjoy with a green salad and yeast rolls! However, if you still prefer your lasagna with beef, try out our great recipe - Easy No-Boil Delicious Lasagna.

Cooking the chicken
2

1. Start making chicken mushroom lasagna by taking a medium-sized pot
2. First, place the chicken breast in the pot and then add the garlic cloves, the bay leaves, and pour two cups of chicken broth
3. Then, cover the pot and cook the ingredients over the medium heat for about 20 minutes
4. Once the chicken is done, place it in a bowl and let it cool down
5. When the chicken is not so hot anymore, debone the chicken
6. Shred the chicken with your hands and put aside for later
7. Now, take a different bowl and strain the broth in it
8. Then, add the tablespoon of all-purpose flour to the broth and mix well

chicken in the pan

Preparing the mushrooms
3

1. Take a medium saucepan and pour a tablespoon of olive oil in it. Add the chopped sweet onion, minced bell pepper, green onions, minced garlic and stir well. Cook all the ingredients for a couple of minutes over the medium heat
2. Then, take the wooden spoon and open up a spot in the center of the ingredients

mushrooms in the pan

Adding the mushrooms
4

1. After that, place the piece of butter in the spot and then add the sliced Baby Bella mushrooms. The mushrooms are placed in the middle because they are like sponges and I like soaking them by cooking them thoroughly with the combination of the butter and the rest of the flavors
2. Mix all the ingredients well and cook for about five more minutes

Adding the chicken
5

1. First, add the shredded chicken into the saucepan and mix it well. Then add the salt, garlic powder, black pepper, and dried basil
2. Stir well, then pour the chicken broth mixed with all-purpose flour plus a cup of heavy cream in the saucepan
3. Cook for 10 more minutes while stirring occasionally

Layering the chicken mushroom lasagna
6

1. Now move on to layering to lasagna by adding a spoonful of chicken sauce into the lasagna pan first
2. After that, put a layer of lasagna
3. Then, repeat until you have no chicken sauce left
4. Also, remember that chicken sauce is the first layer and the last one, so start and end with the sauce
5. In the end, on the top of the sauce put a lot of cheese
6. Cover the pan and your lasagna is ready to be baked

lasagna noodles

Baking time
7

1. Firstly, preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Then put the pan in the oven, of course
2. Secondly, bake for about 40 minutes at 350 degrees
3. Thirdly, Take it out of the oven and let it sit for about 10 minutes before cutting if you want to avoid crumbling
4. Finally, your chicken mushroom lasagna is ready for serving. Enjoy!

Pairing drink: Chateau Montelena Calistoga Zinfandel 2014
Music pairing: Fréro Delavega, a French musical duo

lasagna in the pan

Chicken Mushroom Lasagna
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