LEMON CHICKEN & SPINACH LASAGNA – Layers of ricotta and mozzarella cheese sandwiched between chewy lasagna noodles with a creamy chicken & spinach lemon sauce. Different but delicious.
Lemon adds a bright burst of flavor that goes equally well with chicken, spinach, pasta and cheese making it a natural fit for lasagna.
The sauce is like an alfredo only made with whole milk instead of heavy cream, Parmesan cheese, garlic and lemon juice. Cooked chicken and fresh baby spinach are mixed right in.
The sunny lemon is brought in again by way of lemon zest in the ricotta cheese along with an egg, fresh parsley and mozzarella.
I always say making lasagna is a labor of love because it can be time-consuming. I think this is one of my easier lasagna recipes especially if you have leftover chicken or a rotisserie chicken to use.
I highly recommend using fresh noodles – look for them in the dairy section or the specialty Italian refrigerated area that is usually near the artisan cheeses.
The lemon adds a lightness so it doesn’t feel heavy like a traditional lasagna making it perfect for spring or summer.
Nutrition Information:Serving Size: 1 grams
Amount Per Serving: Unsaturated Fat: 0g