Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Rosemary Chicken Lasagna

It is that time of year again! Time to dust off your slow cooker and put it to good use. How can you not be fond of luscious layers of creamy rich goodness? I found this to be a hearty family approved meal, that is has now made our repeat list. I was very impressed with the versatility of this dish. Now the recipe I listed below can be tweaked as needed. Thus, if you are not a fan of olives do not use (HH is not, I am), if you do not have fresh rosemary on hand simply use garlic or opt out of that step completely, if you are like us and enjoy mushrooms saute them up with your onion; The possibilities are endless.

Rosemary Chicken Lasagna

2 Tbsp EVOO
1 1/2 Tbsp chopped fresh rosemary
1 Tbsp jarred minced garlic
1/2 onion
4 cups chopped/shredded rotisserie chicken
freshly ground pepper
2  (15-oz) jars of Alfredo sauce
1 (9 oz) box no boil lasagna noodles
1 (15 oz) container of ricotta cheese
1 (8 oz) container sour cream
1 large egg beaten
1/2 tsp fresh ground pepper
4 cups (16 oz) mozzarella cheese
1/2 cup coarsely chopped pitted kalamata olives
Garnish: Fresh Rosemary

1. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium high heat. Saute rosemary and garlic in hot oil for one minute or until very fragrant. Add onion: saute 4 to 5 minutes or until browned. Remove from heat; stir in chicken. Sprinkle with desired amount of pepper
2. Spread 1 cup Alfredo sauce in bottom of a lightly greased 5 qt oval slow cooker. Arrange 6 uncooked noodles over sauce, breaking noodles as needed to fit in slow cooker. Top with 1/3 of the chicken mixture.
3. Combine ricotta cheese and next 3 ingredients in a bowl. Spread 1 cup ricotta mixture over chicken mixture. Sprinkle with 1 cup mozzarella/ Repeat these layers twice: 1 cup Alfredo sauce, 5 lasagna noodles, half each of remaining chicken mixture, remaining ricotta mixture, and remaining mozzarella.
4. Cover and cook on low for 3 hours. Top with olives before serving.

I found this recipe in one of my new favorite cookbooks. For all of you slow cooker peeps out there who are interested in all things crockpot, you may want to consider purchasing " Slow Cooker Quick Fixes". It is an inexpensive way to utilize your slow cooking skills.

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