Wednesday, November 10, 2010
Cheesy Chicken Lasagna
CHEESY CHICKEN LASAGNA
From Real Mom Kitchen
2 cans (12 oz) evaporated milk (not fat-free)
1 (1 oz) pkg. dry Ranch dressing mix
3 C. cubed, cooked, chicken
1/8 tsp pepper
1 (16oz) lasagna noodles, cooked (I recommend reducing it to 8 oz to 12 oz, we used around 8)
*I used oven ready lasagna noodles and they were GREAT! I may never go back to boiling lasagna noodles again.
1 1/2 to 2 C cheddar cheese, grated
1 1/2 to 2 C mozzarella cheese, grated
Cook the chicken and noodles first at the same time. Once noodles are done–rinse in cold water and set aside (it keeps them from sticking together). Combine evaporated milk (don’t use fat-free version) and Ranch dressing in a 3 quart heavy saucepan. Heat over low heat, stirring frequently until dry ingredients are dissolved. Stir in chicken and pepper. Simmer, uncovered, 25 minutes (don’t do any less), stirring frequently.
Layer half of lasagna noodles, poultry sauce, and cheese in well-buttered 9×13 pan. Repeat layers again.
Bake at 350 for 35-40 minutes or until hot and bubbly. Let rest 10 minutes before serving.
*NOTE: This is the very best right out of the oven. It is okay as leftovers but not nearly as good as when you first make it.