Mar 16, 2007

Chicken Lasagna

I wanted to try this recipe for a very long time and finally did. It came out very well, but indeed is a very heavy dish. I went through lots of recipes and picked up each step from different recipes. But this site has step-by-step pictures, which really helped a lot. soo here’s the recipe.

Olive oil-1tbsp
Chopped onions-1/2cup
Minced garlic-4
Minced chicken-1pound
Spaghetti sauce-1 jar (I used the Prego traditional sauce)
Ground pepper-1/2tsp
Heavy cream-1/4cup
Ricotta cheese-15oz
Grated Parmesan cheese-1cup
Dried basil leaf-1/2tsp
Oven ready lasagna pasta
Mozzarella cheese grate-1packet

Heat oil in a large pan. Add garlic sauté for 1mt don’t let the garlic brown, then add chopped onions, stir occasionally add the minced meat & sauté well on medium high heat for 1mt.
Now add salt & pepper to taste cook till the meat is tender, and then stir in 1/4th cup heavy cream to help hold the meat together, cook for 2mts.
Now add the spaghetti sauce and mix well and let cook for 4-5mts.
Now for the layers put the ricotta cheese, 1-cup Parmesan cheese, basil leaf, some salt & pepper into a medium bowl and mix them together until relatively smooth.
Now spoon the cheese mixture on to each pasta piece.
Take a baking pan (I used 8´8in size Pan) apply a thin coat of meat sauce to the pan.
Then place 2 lasagna pasta ricotta cheese mixtures facing up onto the pan.
Then cover it with shredded mozzarella cheese. Now layer the meat sauce just to cover the mozzarella cheese and place another lasagna pasta (cheese mixture facing up) repeat the same again by layering mozzarella cheese and then the meat sauce. Now top layer goes on the meat sauce, cover this layer with remaining sauce and top it with mozzarella cheese.
Before baking cover the pan with aluminum foil & to avoid cheese sticking to the foil, brush or spray some oil onto the foil.
Place the lasagna into 375°F preheated oven for 15mts.after 15mts remove the foil and cook for another 25mts.