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Indulge in the ultimate comfort food experience with our Creamy Chicken Lasagna recipe. This delightful twist on the classic Italian dish brings together tender diced chicken, flavorful marinara sauce, and layers of creamy goodness for a mouthwatering meal that’s sure to satisfy. With each forkful, you’ll savor the perfect blend of rich flavors and creamy textures, all nestled between lasagna noodles and melted cheese. Whether you’re hosting a family dinner or simply craving a cozy homemade meal, this Creamy Chicken Lasagna is guaranteed to become a new favorite in your recipe repertoire. So, gather your ingredients and get ready to delight your taste buds with this irresistible culinary creation!

Ingredients:

For the Chicken Mixture:

  • 1 lb (450g) boneless, skinless chicken breasts, diced
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • Salt and black pepper to taste
  • 1 (14 oz) can diced tomatoes, drained
  • 1 cup marinara sauce
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • 1 cup chopped spinach (fresh or frozen)

For the Creamy Sauce:

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  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups whole milk
  • 1 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • Salt and black pepper to taste
  • Pinch of nutmeg (optional)

For Assembly:

  • 9 lasagna noodles, cooked according to package instructions
  • 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
  • Fresh basil leaves for garnish (optional)

Instructions:

  1. Prepare the Chicken Mixture:
    • In a large skillet, heat olive oil over medium heat. Add diced chicken and cook until browned on all sides. Remove chicken from the skillet and set aside.
    • In the same skillet, add diced onion and minced garlic. Cook until softened and fragrant.
    • Return the cooked chicken to the skillet. Season with dried oregano, dried basil, salt, and black pepper. Stir in diced tomatoes, marinara sauce, and chicken broth. Allow the mixture to simmer for 10-15 minutes, until flavors meld together. Stir in chopped spinach and remove from heat.
  2. Prepare the Creamy Sauce:
    • In a saucepan, melt butter over medium heat. Whisk in all-purpose flour and cook for 1-2 minutes, until lightly golden.
    • Gradually whisk in whole milk until smooth and thickened. Cook for a few minutes, stirring constantly.
    • Stir in grated Parmesan cheese until melted and incorporated into the sauce. Season with salt, black pepper, and a pinch of nutmeg if using. Remove from heat.
  3. Assemble the Lasagna:
    • Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C). Grease a 9×13-inch baking dish.
    • Spread a thin layer of creamy sauce on the bottom of the baking dish. Arrange 3 cooked lasagna noodles on top.
    • Spread half of the chicken mixture over the noodles, followed by a layer of creamy sauce and shredded mozzarella cheese.
    • Repeat the layers: noodles, remaining chicken mixture, creamy sauce, and mozzarella cheese.
    • Top with the remaining 3 lasagna noodles and spread the remaining creamy sauce over the top. Sprinkle with the remaining mozzarella cheese.
  4. Bake the Lasagna:
    • Cover the baking dish with aluminum foil and bake in the preheated oven for 30 minutes. Then, remove the foil and bake for an additional 10-15 minutes, until bubbly and golden brown on top.
  5. Serve:
    • Allow the lasagna to cool for a few minutes before slicing. Garnish with fresh basil leaves if desired, then serve hot and enjoy your creamy chicken lasagna!

This Creamy Chicken Lasagna is a delicious twist on the classic Italian dish, perfect for cozy family dinners or special occasions. Enjoy every creamy, cheesy bite!

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