Monday, January 31, 2011

Chicken Caesar Lasagna (8.5 Points Plus)

Ingredients
  • 9 dried whole wheat or regular lasagna noodles
  • 2 10-oz. containers refrigerated light Alfredo sauce
  • 3 Tbsp. lemon juice
  • 1/2 tsp. cracked black pepper
  • 3 cups chopped, cooked chicken breast*
  • 1 10-oz. pkg. frozen chopped spinach, thawed and well drained
  • 1 cup bottled roasted red sweet peppers, drained and chopped
  • 3/4 cup shredded Italian blend cheese

Directions

1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Cook noodles according to package directions. Drain; rinse with cold water; drain again. Meanwhile, in a bowl combine Alfredo sauce, lemon juice, and black pepper. Stir in chicken, spinach, and red peppers.

2. Lightly coat a 13x9x2-inch baking dish or 3-quart rectangular casserole with nonstick cooking spray. Arrange 3 noodles in bottom of dish. Top with one-third chicken mixture. Repeat layers twice. Cover; bake for 45 to 55 minutes or until heated through. Uncover; sprinkle with cheese. Bake, uncovered, 5 minutes more or until cheese is melted. Let stand 15 minutes before serving. Makes 9 servings.

3. *Note: For chopped cooked chicken, season 2 pounds raw skinless boneless chicken breast halves with 1/4 teaspoon salt and 1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper. Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in skillet over medium-high heat. Reduce heat to medium. Add chicken. Cook, uncovered, 8 to 12 minutes or until no longer pink, turning halfway through cooking. Cool chicken slightly before chopping.

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories268,
  • Total Fat (g)10,
  • Saturated Fat (g)6,
  • Monounsaturated Fat (g)1,
  • Polyunsaturated Fat (g)1,
  • Cholesterol (mg)68,
  • Sodium (mg)557,
  • Carbohydrate (g)20,
  • Total Sugar (g)3,
  • Fiber (g)2,
  • Protein (g)24,
  • Vitamin C (DV%)83,
  • Calcium (DV%)21,
  • Iron (DV%)8,
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
http://www.bhg.com/recipe/pasta/chicken-caesar-lasagna/

1 comment:

Caution Flag said...

That looks wonderful!