White chicken lasagna is so creamy and delicious! This is one family favorite that will stick around for generations!
This is my mom’s recipes for white chicken lasagna. It’s one of my family’s absolute favorite dinners of all time.
It is so creamy and delicious! Plus, it’s a nice change from traditional lasagna with red sauce and beef. Growing up, some of the family was sensitive to tomato-based sauces, but we always gobbled this one up!
All three of my siblings have flown the coop, but it’s often requested when visits home are made. We always request chicken casserole with broccoli, and Puerto Rican rice as well. They are comfort classics!
This white chicken lasagna is pretty easy to put together. There are four components — pasta, chicken, cheese and white sauce. Let’s start with the pasta.
My mom uses regular lasagna noodles that she boils before assembling. I use no-boil lasagna because it’s quicker for me. Either one works!
You’ll need chicken that’s cooked and chopped. I take after my mom’s method here and poach my chicken breasts. Sometimes I have cooked chicken on hand (from crockpot leftovers or a rotisserie), but poaching is quick and easy.
To quickly chop the chicken, I throw it in my food processor with some salt, pepper and garlic powder. A few pulses and — voila! — it’s finely chopped. You can also use a knife, fork or shred it with your fingers.
For the cheese I love sharp cheddar and of course I always buy it by the brick. It melts so much better than the pre-shredded bags. To shred it quickly, I use the plate on my trusty food processor.
Now for the sauce…this is what makes the lasagna taste so amazing! When I asked my mom to send me the recipe, I was shocked to discover it contains sour cream and mayonnaise. No wonder it tastes insanely delicious!
The white sauce starts with a basic béchamel (butter, flour, milk) and it’s lightened up a bit by using chicken broth for half the milk. I don’t worry about the calories with this one. It’s definitely a treat and totally worth it!
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