Monday, May 9, 2011

Chicken Spinach Lasagna

Do you need a new recipe to add to your weekday repetoire? Do you have a gazillion friends having babies and want to bring them a good meal? My college friend Amy, shared this great recipe for Chicken Spinach Lasagna. Some of the ingredients don't seem like they should go together i.e the soy sauce and nutmeg but it is DELISH! I promise your family or whoever you make it for will ask for more!
Chicken spinach lasagna
8-10 lasagna noodles (DO NOT use the no bake)
10 oz. frozen chopped spinach, thawed, and drained completely (I usually wrap it up in a dish towel and ring it out)
2 cups chopped cooked chicken
2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
1/3 cup finely chopped onion
1/4 tsp. nutmeg
1 Tblsp. soy sauce
1 can cream of mushroom soup
8 oz. sour cream
4 1/2 ounce jar sliced mushrooms, drained
1/3 cup mayonnaise
4 oz. grated Parmesan cheese
Cook lasagna noodles.  Combine spinach, chicken and all other ingredients except Parmesan cheese.  Grease 9X12 casserole.  Layer noodles and chicken mixture, making 3 layers.  Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese. Bake covered in 350 degree oven for 50 minutes, uncovered 10 minutes.
Start by boiling your noodles. Yes, you have to boil the noodles. You cannot use the no-bake noodles because the lasagna does not have enough "juice" to cook the noodles.
Then on to wringing out the spinach. I really don't like this part. I defrost it in the microwave and then wrap it in a towel and wring it out. If you have a better way, please let me know.
 Combine the spinach, chicken, cheese, onion, nutmeg, soy sauce, mayo, mushroom soup, sour cream and mushrooms together. It will look delectable, like this:
 Spread a layer of the chicken spinach mixture in the baking dish.
 Layer the cooked noodles on top. Repeat these steps until you run out.
 Finish with the chicken mixture on top. Sprinkle on the parmesan. I didn't have any parmesan so I used mozzerella- just as yummy! Bake it covered at 350 for 50 minutes and then uncovered for another 10 minutes.
 I made two- one for us and one for a new mom. My advice is to always bring food in a disposable container because although the new mom is so thankful for the meal, it is a big ole pain in the butt to track you down to return your pyrex!


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  2. Looks delicious, Jennie! An easier way to wring out the spinach is to put it in a colander in the sink and then use a spoon to press down on the spinach and the liquid runs out of the bottom of the colander! Kate T

  3. Sounds good!! You are so talented! Thanks for sharing all your ideas and recipes with us - I love making new things!! This blog is too cute ;)

  4. Just had this yummy lasagna for dinner! It was so good! Thanks Jennie!

  5. I just won a lasagna cook off with this recipe. Thanks!