Saturday, March 7, 2009

Chicken and Spinach Lasagne

Well I wasn't sure how this dish would go down in our house purely because Lasagne is Lasagne and by saying that I mean meat sauce, bechamel sauce and lots of cheese. But after hearing so many rants of positive feedback on the Weight Watchers forums I decided it was time to give it a go.
It was quite easy to make, probably easier than normal lasagne in fact. The flavour was wonderful and the fact that there was an argument over the last 2 peices meant that it was a success! I even received a "please cook again" after it was all gone.
Chicken and Spinach Lasagne
Source: Symply To Good To Be True 3
Serves 6
Points per serve: 5
1 x 250g packet frozen spinach defrosted
1 x 250g tub low fat cottage cheese
cooking spray
600g skinless chicken breast diced
1 onion diced
1 teaspoon crushed garlic
1 tablespoon low fat butter
2 tablespoons plain flour
2 cups skim milk
4 sachets Cream of Chicken cup a soup (98% fat free)
1/4 teaspoon tarragon
9 lasagne sheets
1/2 cup reduced fact grated tasty cheese
Preheat oven to 180C.
Squeeze water out of spinach and place in a bowl.
In a food processor blend cottage cheese until smooth, add to the spinach and fold together. Leave to one side.
In a non stick frypan coated with cooking spray saute the chicken, onion and garlic until nearly cooked.
In a seperate saucepan melt butter, add in the flour and combine. Slowly add the milk using a whisk to avoid lumps, add dry soup mix and tarragon to the milk mixture, stirring constantly. When boiled pour over the chicken and mix together.
Coat a lasagne dish (approx 15 x 28cm) with cooking spray then place 3 lasagne sheets at the bottom of the dish, spoon half the chicken mixture into dish and cover with another 3 lasagne sheets. Spread spinach mixture into dish and cover with remaining 3 lasagne sheets. Spoon remaining chicken over top, sprinkle with cheese and cover with foil.
Bake for 40 minutes then remove foil and cook a further 10 - 15 minutes to brown top.


Donna-FFW said...

I am thinking that the combo of chicken, spinach, cottage cheese and tarragon is PERFECT! It certainly looks delicious! I love the sound of it!

Jo said...

Donna, it's magic - trust me.

Anonymous said...

I made this last night and it was delish. I calculate the pro points afterwards however and it came to 15 PER SERVE! EEEEEK! Next time I will substitute fresh lasagne sheets for dried as they are much lower in points. Thanks for the recipe though! Keep them coming!