Chicken And Artichoke Lasagna With Tomato Basil Cream Sauce
Why I Love This Recipe
This recipe is a collaboration with my son who, in his own right is an amazing chef. This is also my very first RECIPE POST since I joined today!
Ingredients You'll Need
1 T. unsalted butter
1/4 c. fresh basil, torn
1/4 c. shallots, minced
1 clove garlic, minced
1/4 c. dry white wine
1 c. chicken stock
2 c. crushed tomatoes
2 T. tomato paste
1/4 c. heavy cream
salt and freshly ground black pepper
1 t. sugar
1 pound box lasagna noodles, parboiled al dente
1 quart whole milk ricotta cheese
4 skinless and boneless chicken breast halves, poached and sliced into bite-sized pieces
2 cans artichoke hearts, drained and quartered
2 c. whole milk mozzarella cheese, shredded
1 c. parmesan, grated
Preheat oven to 350º. In a 9x13 inch lasagna pan, spread 1/4 cup of the sauce in the bottom. **Add a layer of pasta. Spread 1/3 of the ricotta over the pasta. Lay 1/3 of the chicken pieces over that, then 1/3 of the artichoke hearts, then 1/3 of the remaining sauce, then 1/3 of the mozzerella, and 1/3 of the parmesan.
Repeat from ** two more times. Cover with foil and bake for 1 1/4 hours. Uncover and bake another 15 minutes or until heated through and top is browned and bubbly. Remove from oven and let sit for 15 minutes before serving.