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Cheesy Chicken Lasagna recipe



Cheesy lasagna made using shredded chicken in place of ground beef or sausage.

Cook: 1 hr
Total: 1 hr 20 mins
Prep: 20 mins
Servings: 12
Yield: 1 9×13-inch lasagna


– 3 each skinless, boneless chicken breast halves
– 1 (8 ounces) package of lasagna noodles
– 1 tablespoon of butter
– 1 medium onion, chopped
– 2 teaspoons minced garlic
– 2 (26.5 ounces) cans of spaghetti sauce, divided
– 2 (15 ounces) containers of part-skim ricotta cheese
– ½ cup grated Parmesan cheese, divided
– 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning, or more to taste
– 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
– ½ cup shredded sharp Cheddar cheese

Directions / Instructions

Step 1

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

Step 2

Bring a large pot of water to a boil over medium-high heat and add chicken breasts; reduce heat and let simmer until chicken falls apart easily with a fork and is no longer pink, 10 to 15 minutes. Drain water, shred chicken with 2 forks and set aside.

Step 3

While the chicken is boiling, bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Cook lasagna noodles in the boiling water, stirring occasionally, until tender yet firm to the bite, about 8 minutes. Drain and lay noodles in a single, flat layer on a paper towel to dry.

Step 4

Heat butter in a small saute pan over medium-high heat. Saute onion and garlic in the hot butter just until the onion is translucent, 5 to 7 minutes.

Step 5

Mix shredded chicken, onion-garlic mixture, 1 cup spaghetti sauce, ricotta cheese, 1/2 of the Parmesan cheese, and Italian seasoning together in a large bowl.

Step 6

Mix remaining spaghetti sauce and remaining Parmesan cheese together in another bowl. Spread a thin layer on the bottom of a glass 9×13-inch baking dish. Layer 3 lasagna noodles, spread the chicken mixture on top, and then add another thin layer of the sauce mixture. Repeat, leaving a final layer of noodles on top. Top with remaining sauce. Sprinkle mozzarella and Cheddar cheese on top.

Step 7

Bake in the preheated oven until heated through and cheese bubbles, about 45 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 382 calories; protein 23.7g; carbohydrates 36.2g; fat 15.6g; cholesterol 56mg; sodium 781.3mg.

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