Thursday, March 22, 2012

Chicken and Roasted Garlic Lasagna

Were you wondering how I used the roasted garlic? Well this was the recipe I chose and it was really good. A nice twist on traditional lasagna...
Recipe from: Food on the Table
  • 1 pound chicken
  • 2 bulbs of roasted garlic
  • 1/4 sweet yellow onion
  • 5-6 baby bell peppers
  • 6-7 fresh basil leaves(I used dried this time...it's what I had, but fresh would be better)
  • Dried oregano, to taste
  • Sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste
  • 1 (32 ounce) container ricotta cheese (I used part skim fat)
  • 1 egg
  • 5-6 fresh basil leaves, chopped
  • Dried Oregano, to taste
  • 1/2 cup + 3 tbsp of Parmesan cheese (divided)
  • 9 lasagna noodles, cooked per instructions
  • Mozzarella cheese, shredded

Directions

  1. Place the shredded chicken, roasted garlic, diced onion, diced bell peppers, chopped basil leaves, oregano, sea salt and freshly cracked pepper to taste on a large cutting board. Chop all the ingredients together and mix thoroughly.
  2. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Coat a large 9x13 baking dish with cooking spray.
  3. In a large bowl, add ricotta, egg, 1/2 cup of Parmesan cheese, fresh chopped basil, oregano, sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste. Combine until mixed thoroughly. Meanwhile, cook the lasagna noodles per instructions then drain.
  4. Layer a 9 x 13 inch baking pan with just enough sauce to cover the bottom of the pan. Lay three lasagna noodles in the pan. Spread some of the ricotta mixture on the noodles, then spoon some of the chicken mixture on top and sprinkle with a bit of mozzarella; spoon some sauce over the cheese; repeat layering. Finish with a layer of noodles and remaining sauce. Sprinkle with mozzarella cheese, remaining 3 tablespoons of Parmesan cheese and a sprinkle of basil or oregano. Bake covered in a preheated oven at 375 degrees for 30 minutes. Uncover and bake for 15 minutes. Let cool for 5 minutes before slicing. Enjoy.

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