ELEGANT CHICKEN LASAGNA

 

  • Cooking Time:
  • Servings: 10-12
  • Preparation Time:

Ingredients

  • 3 pounds Pilgrim's Pride boneless, skinless, split chicken breasts, cut into bite-size pieces
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 4 cups milk
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground white pepper
  • 1/2 cup crumbled Stilton cheese or bleu cheese
  • 2 tablespoons dry white wine
  • 8 ounces Muenster cheese, grated
  • 8 ounces Provolone cheese, grated
  • 8 ounces White Cheddar cheese, grated
  • 1 pound lasagna noodles, cooked al dente, drained well
  • 3 large firm ripe tomatoes, peeled, seeded and chopped
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh basil leaves, or 2 teaspoons dried basil leaves
  • 1/2 pound fresh mushrooms, thinly sliced
  • Fresh basil leaves, optional

Directions

  • Directions:
  • Preheat oven to 350ºF. Lightly butter a 13x9x2-inch baking dish; set aside.
  • Saute chicken in heated olive oil in a large skilled over moderately high heat until done, about 5 minutes. If necessary, cook in several batches. Remove with a slotted spoon; set aside.
  • Melt butter in a medium saucepan over moderately low heat. Add flour, cooking and stirring about 3 minutes. Whisk in milk. Continue cooking and stirring 8 to 10 minutes or until smooth and thickened. Remove sauce from heat; add salt, pepper, Stilton cheese and white wine, stirring until cheese has melted. Set aside.
  • Combine Muenster, Provolone and cheddar cheese, mixing well. Set aside.
  • To assemble lasagna, spread an even layer of sauce in the prepared baking dish. Top with 1/3 of the noodles, 1/3 of the remaining sauce, and half of each of the following: tomatoes, basil, mushrooms and chicken. Top with 1/3 of the cheese mixture. Repeat layering in the same manner. End with the remaining 1/3 noodles, sauce and cheese mixture.
  • Bake in center of the preheated oven for 50-60 minutes or until hot and bubbly. Let Stand 10 minutes before serving. Garnish with basil leaves if desired.
  • 10-12 servings
  • Note: May be prepared
  • Source: 1991 Winning Taste Recipe Contest - First Place: Casserole
  • Sandra E. Rygle
  • Product: Pilgrim's Pride Chicken

Notes

Source: 1991 Winning Taste Recipe Contest - First Place: Casserole

Sandra E. Rygle

Product: Pilgrim's Pride Chicken

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