Chicken and Vegetable Lasagna
- Lightly coat a 3-quart rectangular baking dish with cooking spray. Set aside.
- In a large nonstick skillet heat 1 tablespoon of the oil over medium heat, swirling to coat the bottom of the skillet. Add carrots, onion, and garlic; cook about 6 minutes or until softened, stirring frequently. Remove from heat. Stir in broccoli and chicken; set aside.
- For sauce, in a large saucepan whisk together milk and flour. Add broth, salt, and pepper, whisking until smooth. Bring to boiling over medium-high heat, whisking constantly. Boil about 1 minute or until slightly thickened, whisking constantly. Remove from heat. Stir in basil. Set aside.
- In a small bowl stir together ricotta cheese and mozzarella cheese.
- Spread 1 cup of the sauce in the prepared baking dish. Arrange three of the lasagna noodles crosswise over the sauce in baking dish. Spoon another 1 cup of the sauce over the noodles, spreading evenly. Dot with one-third of the ricotta mixture, then one-third of the chicken mixture. Repeat layers twice. Top with the remaining three lasagna noodles. Spread the remaining sauce over the top. Cover baking dish with foil. Cover and chill for at least 8 hours or up to 24 hours.
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Bake, covered, for 1-1/2 hours. Remove foil. Bake for 30 minutes more.
- Meanwhile, in a small bowl stir together panko and Parmesan cheese. Sprinkle panko mixture over lasagna. Drizzle with the remaining 1 tablespoon olive oil. Bake, uncovered, about 5 minutes more or until the top is lightly browned. Let stand for 10 minutes before serving.
From the Test Kitchen
Don't worry if the sauce seems too runny. The oven-ready noodles need that extra moisture and will absorb it while the lasagna is baking.
Nutrition Facts (Chicken and Vegetable Lasagna)
- Per serving:
- 273 kcal ,
- 7 g fat
- (2 g sat. fat ,
- 1 g polyunsaturated fat ,
- 3 g monounsaturated fat ),
- 57 mg chol. ,
- 695 mg sodium ,
- 29 g carb. ,
- 2 g fiber ,
- 7 g sugar ,
- 23 g pro.
Penny Southwick 890 Days Ago
I made this for a church pot luck. I was a bit disappointed in the sauce not getting more thick as it baked. It took a lot of time to create which was ok, but it did not serve very well because of the runny sauce.