Chicken lasagne

  • Dinner
  • Servings
  • 3Spicy
  • 20-30 minsCook Time
  • Cuisine : International
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Lasagne, but not as you know it! This tasty alternative is made with succulent chicken thighs, cooked in oregano and chilli and simmered in a rich tomato sauce. Layered with fresh pasta and creamy cheese sauce, this comforting dinner idea and inventive lasagne recipe serves two and can be ready in under an hour.


Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

  • 1 large brown onion, thinly sliced

  • 3 garlic cloves, crushed

  • 250g dried curly lasagne sheets

  • 1/2 large barbecued chicken, skin removed, meat shredded (see note)

  • 1/2 cup fresh basil leaves, torn

  • 1/4 teaspoon dried chilli flakes

  • 1 1/2 cups grated reduced-fat mozzarella cheese

  • 500g jar tomato pasta sauce

  • 1 bunch English spinach, chopped

  • 150g fresh ricotta cheese, crumbled

  • salad leaves, to serve

Cookwares

Frying Pan

Step By Step Method

  • Step 1

    Heat oil in a 6cm-deep, 26cm (base) Prestige frying pan over medium-high heat. Cook onion and garlic for 5 minutes or until softened.

    Step 2

    Meanwhile, break each lasagne sheet into 5 pieces. Combine lasagne, chicken, basil, chilli and half the mozzarella in a bowl.

    Step 3

    Add lasagne mixture to pan. Stir to combine. Spread evenly over base of pan. Pour over pasta sauce and 2 cups cold water. Bring to the boil. Reduce heat to low. Simmer, covered, for 12 to 15 minutes or until lasagne is tender.

    Step 4

    Preheat grill on medium-high heat. Top lasagne with spinach, ricotta and remaining mozzarella cheese. Grill for 5 minutes or until spinach has wilted and cheese lightly browned. Stand, covered, for 5 minutes. Serve with salad leaves.

     

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