Monday, August 1, 2011

Chicken Lasagna

Pictured is not my recipe, but looks pretty close

This is something I threw together today using the basic ingredients for traditional lasagna.  Chicken breast has been on sale at Big M all last week.  I like to take season and brown the meat and put it in a slow cooker.  I make a variety of main dishes from this technique.

I browned four small garlic cloves and 1 medium onion.  Added 1 medium zucchini halved and chopped. One can of Italian style diced tomatoes, salt, pepper, Italian spices, dried sweet basil and one 2lb 13 oz jar Old World Style Ragu pasta sauce flavored with meat. Once done, I shredded and chopped 4 large chicken breast and added it to the sauce.
Mixed 2 cups shredded Mozzarella cheese with equal parts cottage cheese and a little Italian season for taste and color. Put it together in layers as anyone would a lasagna. Using oven ready noodles,I baked it for 1/2 hour covered with foil and 15 minutes uncovered at 350 degrees. Served with Garlic Bread, it came out pretty good.  I went back for seconds.  I made two smaller pans to take one to my friend Kara, she has been sick this weekend and needed a rest.  To me that is what cooking is for, to share with people I care about. I could cook all day....just wish I had a cleaner behind me and a nanny to entertain Jesse.

**The more I learn new techniques the more I am moving away from store bought sauces....

1 comment:

  1. It was really yummy and such a blessing. I think you are the first person to ever bring me dinner. Many people brought dinner to my parents but never to us. Thank You. You are such a blessing.