Chicken Lasagna 

Preparation
40 MIN
Cooking
55 MIN
Servings
6
Freezes

Chicken Lasagna 


Ingredients

  • 9 lasagna noodles

    Filling

  • 1 onion, finely chopped 

  • 3 tablespoons (45 ml) olive oil
  • 1 clove garlic, finely chopped 

  • 10 cups (2.5 litres) lightly packed baby spinach
  • 1 1/2 lbs (675 g) ground chicken
  • Salt and pepper

    Bechamel sauce

  • 1/3 cup (75 ml) butter
  • 6 tablespoons (90 ml) unbleached all-purpose flour
  • 3 1/4 cups (810 ml) milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon (1 ml) ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 cup (60 ml) grated Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese
  • 2 cups (500 ml) grated Swiss cheese

Preparation

  1. In a pot of salted boiling water, cook the pasta until al dente. Rinse under cold running water and oil lightly. Set aside. 


Filling

  1. In a large non-stick skillet, brown the onion in 15 ml (1 tablespoon) of oil. Add the garlic and cook for 1 minute. Add the spinach and cook, stirring constantly, for 1 to 2 minutes. Season with salt and pepper. Set aside in a bowl.
  2. In the same skillet, brown the chicken in the remaining oil while crumbling it up with the back of a fork. Season with salt and pepper. Set aside in a large bowl. 


Bechamel sauce

  1. In the same skillet, melt the butter. Add the flour and cook for 1 minute over medium heat, stirring constantly. Gradually add the milk with the nutmeg and bring to a boil, stirring with a whisk. Season with salt and pepper. Pour over the chicken.
  2. With the rack in the middle position, preheat the oven to 180 °C (350 ° F).
  3. In a 33 X 23-cm (13 X 9-inch) baking dish, spread a third of the chicken and bechamel mixture. Cover with a layer of noodles and add another third of the chicken and bechamel mixture. Cover with a layer of noodles. Layer with the spinach mixture. Sprinkle with the Parmesan cheese. Cover with a layer of noodles and add the remaining chicken and bechamel mixture. Sprinkle with the Swiss cheese.
  4. Bake for about 45 minutes. Finish cooking under the broiler for about 5 minutes. Let stand for 15 minutes before serving. 



Note

Once the lasagna is assembled, it can be refrigerated for up to three days or frozen.