Monday, May 17, 2010

Chicken-Ham Lasagna

I was wanting to try something a little different, so when I saw this I decided to give it a try. It made a lot but it was worth it! It really wasn't difficult and definitely hit the spot. My husband took the leftovers at work and shared with his co-workers (since there was so many leftovers) and he came home with great reviews. I think this dish would be perfect when entertaining or having Sunday dinner.

(Sorry about the picture, still learning how to take good food pics)
Chicken-Ham Lasagna
Yield: 8 servings
6 points per serving (without the Mozzarella cheese)

2 cups fat free, less-sodium chicken broth
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, divided
1 pound skinless, boneless chicken breast, cut into bite-sized pieces, divided
3 cups 1% low-fat milk
1/3 cup all-purpose flour (about 1 1/2 ounces)
1 1/2 cups (6-ounces) grated Parmesan cheese, divided
1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
Cooking spray
12 no-cook lasagna noodles (8-ounces), divided
1 cup Mozzarella cheese, divided
8 ounces thinly sliced 96% fat-free deli ham, chopped, divided
Chopped fresh parsley (for garnish)

Preheat oven to 350-degrees.

Place broth and 1/4 teaspoon pepper in a large skillet over medium-high heat, and bring to a boil. Add chicken; cover, reduce heat, and simmer 10 minutes or until chicken is done. Remove chicken from pan with a slotted spoon; set aside.

Combine milk, flour, and remaining 1/4 teaspoon pepper in a bowl; stir well with a whisk until smooth. Add milk mixture to broth in pan. Bring mixture to a boil over medium-high heat, stirring constantly. Cook 1 minute or until mixture thickens, stirring constantly. Remove from heat. Add 1 cup Parmesan cheese and parsley, stirring until cheese melts.

Spread 1 cup sauce over bottom of a 13x9-inch baking dish coated with cooking spray. Arrange 3 lasagna noodles over sauce. Spoon 3/4 cup sauce evenly over noodles. Top evenly with one-third ham, one-third chicken, and one-third Mozzarella cheese. Repeat layers twice, ending with noodles. Top with remaining sauce. Sprinkle evenly with remaining 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese.

Cover with foil very lightly coated with cooking spray; bake at 350-degrees for 30 minutes. Remove and discard foil; bake 10 minutes or until the cheese lightly browns. Sprinkle with parsley, if desired.

Nutritional Info (per serving, without the Mozzarella cheese): 260 calories; 7g fat; 1.9mg iron; 57mg cholesterol; 295mg calcium; 18g carbs; 740mg sodium; 28.9g protein; 0.8g fiber

1 comment:

Mary said...

Hi, Kristin. This is my first visit to your blog so I took some time to read your earlier posts. I really like your recipes and will be back to see what you've been cooking. I hope you are having a wonderful day. Blessings...Mary