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February 28, 2014

Tomato and Basil Chicken Lasagna

Tomato and Basil Chicken Lasagna ~ #PastaDish #Lasagna #ChickenLasagna #Chicken
This Tomato and Basil Chicken Lasagna is the very first lasagna I made suing chicken All my other lasagna recipes are beef based {usually ground meat}

The basil is not too string, but it definitely gives the dish that little extra flavor, which is not really part of a conservative lasagna. I would also think that by using chicken, instead of beef, makes this a much healthier option.

Tomato and Basil Chicken Lasagna ~ #PastaDish #Lasagna #ChickenLasagna #Chicken
I do not like ground chicken ... had a dish {one to be exact!} where I used ground chicken and I found it awful. Rest of the family did not have the same opinion as I did, but, well, I am the one who is mostly cooking ;-)

If you do not have a problem with the ground chicken, feel free to use it instead of the cut up chicken fillets I used in this recipe.


6 Servings


1 Onion, chopped roughly
2 Carrots, chopped into chunks
2 Celery Sticks, chopped
4 TB Olive Oil
500g Chicken Fillets, cut into small stir-fry pieces
1/2 cup Dry Red Wine
2 cans (410g each) Chopped Tomatoes
2 t Sugar
1/2 cup Chicken Stock
1 cup Basil Leaves, torn
Salt & Black Pepper, to taste

6 TB Butter, melted
6 TB Flour
3 cups Milk

1/2 cup Mozzarella Cheese, grated

6 - 8 Spinach Lasagna Sheets


1.) Place the Onion, Carrot and Celery pieces in a food processor - blitz finely {but not into a soup stage}
2.) Heat the Oil in a large skillet - saute the Onion mixture until soft - add the Chicken and fry 8 - 10 minutes or until golden.
3.) Add the Red Wine - simmer 5 minutes - add the Tomatoes, Sugar and Chicken Stock - simmer another 10 - 15 minutes until the liquid has reduced.
4.) Stir in the Basil Leaves and cook another 1 minute.
5.) Remove from heat and season to taste with Salt and Black Pepper.
6.) Make a white sauce with the Butter, Flour and Milk {stovetop or microwave}
7.) Pre-heat the oven to 200 deg C (400 deg F) - spray a 20 x 30cm oven dish with cooking oil.
8.) Pour 1/4 of the white sauce on the bottom of the prepared dish - top with a layer of Lasagna sheets, followed by half the Chicken mixture.
9.) Pour half of the remaining white sauce over the Chicken, followed by another layer of Lasagna sheets - then the remaining Chicken and finish with the remaining white sauce.
10.) Let stand for 20 minutes.
11.) Sprinkle the Mozzarella cheese over and bake for 30 minutes.

Serve with a salad or a side.

Tomato and Basil Chicken Lasagna ~ #PastaDish #Lasagna #ChickenLasagna #Chicken
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  1. THis looks good Linda.. For some reason I do not like ground chicken either and always use shredded.

  2. Hi Linda. Lasagna is a favorite in our house (and so is chicken!), so I can't wait to give this a try. Thanks for sharing!

  3. This look so good I hate ground chicken too I find it disgusting yet I use beef all the time. Shredded chicken sound much nicer

  4. Thanks for sharing at the Happiness Is Homemade Link Party! Pinning to the party board and can't wait to see what happiness posts you share next week! Have a terrific week!

  5. Our family is going to love your Tomato and Basil Chicken Lasagna and I can't wait to taste it. Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and hope you are having a great week.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen


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