This is my unbelievably simple, no-pasta, lasagne-style chicken bake, where the chicken is utilized in location of the pasta.
The only little bit of cooking needed prior to it enters into the oven is to make the white sauce. Yep – whatever else enters into the pan raw, and the oven does all the work.

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I’m a huge fan of lasagne, however it does take a little work, and often I simply desire a meal where there’s very little in advance work, however the outcomes are still lip-smackingly yummy.

I have actually got a number of other lasagne faster ways – particularly my lasagne soup and my enchilada chicken lasagne (utilizing tortillas rather of lasagne sheets and a white sauce faster way), and this most current one pertained to me when I was fantasizing about lasagne, Garfield design.

What do we require?

Ingredients for lasagne style chicken bake on a wooden board.
  • Chicken – I’m utilizing 4 chicken breasts in this recipe and slicing them in half. This recipe makes 4 BIG parts, however you can slice each breast into 3 pieces if you like (so you have 12 pieces altogher) and this will quickly serve 6 individuals.
  • Passata – I’m utilizing passata in this recipe for a smooth sauce. If you remain in the U.S.A., passata is the exact same as tomato puree. It’s a medium-thick sauce (about the consistency of double/heavy cream) made from 100% tomatoes. If you can’t acquire it you can change with the exact same quantity of carefully sliced or squashed tinned/canned tomatoes – you will simply require to simmer the sauce for a couple of minutes longer.

How to make this Chicken Bake

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  1. Initially we make the white sauce – that’s the only little cooking that needs you to utilize the hob/stovetop.
  2. Now here’s the uncommon part – we’re going to include onions, mushrooms, garlic, red bell pepper, a little oil, a collapsed stock cube and a little flavoring into the bottom of a casserole pan and blend it together. We’re leaving it raw. No requirement to soften the onions and so on. Yes, I understand it sounds unusual, however those veggies prepare down magnificently below the chicken whilst the meal remains in the oven.
  3. We top the onion mix with chicken breasts that we have actually sliced horizontally (to make flat escalope-shaped chicken breasts). Then drizzle on passata, spray on some dried herbs and drizzle on half of that white sauce you made previously.
  4. Repeat the chicken, passata, dried herbs and white sauce layers, then leading with cheddar cheese and location in the oven till golden and bubbling
  5. I like to spray on a pinch of dried parsley prior to serving.

View how to make it

PRO IDEA If you wish to make this meal even quicker, you can utilize store-bought white sauce (bechamel sauce).

All of those lasagne sauce flavours, with very little preparation.

What to serve it with

This chicken bake is charming and saucy, so serve it with side meals to mop up that sauce – such as:


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Lasagne-Style Chicken Bake

This is my unbelievably simple, no-pasta, lasagne-style chicken bake, where the chicken is utilized in location of the pasta.

Preparation Time 20 minutes

Prepare Time 50 minutes

Overall Time 1 hr 10 minutes

Course Supper

Food British-Italian

Portions 4 -6

Calories 613 kcal

DIRECTIONS

  • Preheat the oven to 200C/400F.

  • First make the white sauce. In a medium sized pan, include the butter and melt over a medium heat.

  • As soon as melted and bubbling a little, include the flour and stir it into the butter utilizing a whisk (this will form a thick paste called a roux).

  • Keep carefully stirring the roux over the heat for one minute to prepare the flour. Include a great splash of the milk, show up the heat and stir with the whisk to integrate.

  • Keep including the milk a great splash at a time, and blending till all the milk is consumed (this generally takes me about 3 or 4 minutes and I include the milk in about 5 splashes). Do not stress if you get a couple of swellings, keep stirring with the whisk and they will vanish as the sauce thickens.

  • Keep stirring the sauce with the whisk over the heat till the sauce thickens. As soon as thickened, include the salt, pepper, nutmeg and cheddar. Stir together and after that shut off the heat.

  • Now take a big baking meal or casserole pan.

  • Include the sliced onion, mushrooms, garlic, red pepper, olive oil, fallen apart chicken stock cube and salt and pepper to the pan and stir together. Note: the pan does not require to be on the heat for this. The ingredients enter into the oven raw, where they’ll prepare down together.

  • Include half of the pieces of chicken in one layer on top of the onion mix.

  • Drizzle over half the passata, spray on half the dried herbs and spoon on half the white sauce.

  • Layer the staying chicken pieces on top, followed by the staying passata, then the staying dried herbs and the staying white sauce.

  • Sprinkle the grated cheddar on top.

  • Location in the oven for 40 minutes, till the chicken is prepared through, the cheese is browned and the sauce is bubbling.

✎ Notes

* Passata
I’m utilizing passata in this recipe for a smooth sauce. If you remain in the U.S.A., passata is the exact same as tomato puree. It’s a medium-thick sauce (about the consistency of double/heavy cream) made from 100% tomatoes. If you can’t acquire it you can change with the exact same quantity of carefully sliced or squashed tinned/canned tomatoes – you will simply require to simmer the sauce for a couple of minutes longer.

Can I make it ahead?

Yes, you can make this meal up to a day ahead. Make the meal, however do not put in the oven.
Cover and cool for as much as a day.
When you’re all set to prepare it, take it out of the refrigerator about an hour prior to you prepare to prepare it – to remove the chill.
Then prepare for 40-50 minutes at 200C/400F – till the chicken is piping hot and totally prepared.


Can I freeze it?

Yes, however it’s finest to prepare the meal initially, then cool, cover and freeze.

Defrost in the fridge over night (guarantee it’s totally thawed), then secure of the refrigerator about an hour prior to you prepare to reheat it – to remove the chill.
Then location in the oven, covered with foil and cook for 40-50 minutes (take the foil off for the last 10 minutes) at 200C/400F – till the chicken is piping hot.


How to reduce this recipe

You can cut in half the recipe to serve 2-3 individuals by cutting in half all of the ingredients and utilizing a smaller sized casserole meal. The cooking time will remain the like the initial recipe (40 minutes).

Nutritional info is per serving (serves 6)

Nutrition

Calories: 613 kcal Carbohydrates: 29 g Protein: 53 g Fat: 32 g Hydrogenated Fat: 17 g Polyunsaturated Fat: 2 g Monounsaturated Fat: 10 g Trans Fat: 1 g Cholesterol: 185 mg Salt: 938 mg Potassium: 1587 mg Fiber: 4 g Sugar: 14 g Vitamin A: 2457 IU Vitamin C: 56 mg Calcium: 397 mg Iron: 4 mg

Keywords Casserole, chicken bake

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