Start with the halved potatoes and sausages. Place bone-in chicken on top. Cover casserole and bake at 300F for 30 minutes, then increase temperature to 350F for an additional 2 1/2 hours. Remove cover to brown for another 30 minutes.
Serve with salad and if you're feeling naughty, add a fresh loaf of Italian or French bread. 💜
After a busy week, it’s nice to be able to throw together an easy yet delicious dinner. You can use fresh chicken breasts, leftover chicken, canned chicken or even rotisserie chicken to make this casserole. Add a little salad and French bread (from your local market at about 4:00 pm every day for hot, right out of the oven bread (in most markets with a bakery.
Our children are grown with their own families but I clearly remember the hectic days gone by; working full time, getting the kids from the sitters and trying to get a decent meal on the table while the youngsters were reminding me they were hungry. Over and over again.
This particular recipe comes from my Daughter~in~law, Jessie. This would have been perfect for my family on those hectic days. Back then, I often did a lot of cooking on Sunday to help me put a good dinner together as quickly as possible during the week. I would have cooked the chicken and par~cooked the pasta noodles ahead of time. Remember to take the frozen spinach out of the freezer so you can drain it very well at dinner time. If you do forget to take it out early enough, you always have the ever popular microwave. Just let it cool down before squeezing the juice out of it.
I believe that even though this “lasagna” contains vegetables, kids would still eat it. My granddaughters love it. It’s loaded with lots of creamy, gooey cheese, the Italian trademark, pasta and a white sauce. Yum!
Give this one a try and I hope you’ll enjoy it as much as we do.
THREE CHEESE CHICKEN LASAGNA
Very simple but delicious lasagna. Really good recipe for that homemade dinner in a hurry using poached or baked, fresh, leftover, canned or rotisserie chicken.
In a covered skillet, poach chicken on medium heat using half the butter and garlic salt in the chicken broth or stock.
Drain most of the liquid and set aside to cool
When cooled, Shred chicken into bite~sized pieces
Use the rest of the butter to sauté the onion for about five 5 minutes
Combine the sautéed onion, sour cream, milk and very well~drained spinach to make a sauce
Add 3/4 of the sauce to the shredded chicken, add salt and pepper to taste
In a lightly buttered casserole dish, spoon a small amount of the plain sauce spread evenly over the dish
Layer partially cooked lasagna noodles, and a layer of chicken mixture
Add a layer of mozzarella and jack cheese, along with a good sprinkling of Parmesan cheese
Repeat layering until you have three 3 ~ 4 layers of lasagna
Pour the remaining plain sauce and the rest of the cheese mixture on top and sprinkle with paprika
Bake at 350 degrees for 45 to 60 minutes
Whether you have the luxury of making a meal from start to finish or using pre~cooked ingredients, this is a snap to put together and frankly, is good enough for company. Get the casserole together early in the day and spend your time visiting rather than spending the whole time in the kitchen, away from your guests. Adding a quick salad and fresh bread turns a simple casserole into an inviting meal. 💜